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Municipal Firefighters
District Of Columbia

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Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

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Currently Employed: Not Available

Projected Annual Job Openings: Not Available

Typical Hourly Wage: Not Available

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typical training

Typical education needed for entry: Postsecondary non-degree award

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Long-term on-the-job training

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typical job duties

  • Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.
  • Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
  • Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
  • Dress with equipment such as fire resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
  • Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
  • Move toward the source of a fire using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
  • Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
  • Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
  • Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
  • Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, chisels, crowbars, electric saws, or core cutters.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Blocks or pulleys
  • Fire or rescue trucks
  • Fire suppression hand tools
  • Hammers
  • Pry bars

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Office suite software
  • Project management software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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