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Forest Firefighters
District Of Columbia

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Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

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Projected Annual Job Openings: 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

  • Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew.
  • Extinguish flames and embers to suppress fires, using shovels, or engine- or hand-driven water or chemical pumps.
  • Test and maintain tools, equipment, jump gear and parachutes to ensure readiness for fire suppression activities.
  • Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies, or to detail any difficulties encountered.
  • Rescue fire victims, and administer emergency medical aid.
  • Establish water supplies, connect hoses, and direct water onto fires.
  • Patrol burned areas after fires to locate and eliminate hot spots that may restart fires.
  • Inform and educate the public about fire prevention.
  • Participate in physical training to maintain high levels of physical fitness.
  • Orient self in relation to fire, using compass and map, and collect supplies and equipment dropped by parachute.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • All terrain vehicles tracked or wheeled
  • Fire hoses or nozzles
  • Fire pump sets
  • Fire suppression hand tools
  • Lighters

Technology:
  • Data base user interface and query software
  • Internet browser software
  • Office suite software
  • Spreadsheet software
  • Word processing software

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