Forest Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors
Also called: Engine Boss, Fire Captain, Fire Management Officer, Squad Boss
What they do:Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
On the job, you would:
- Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
- Evaluate size, location, and condition of forest fires.
- Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
- human resources (HR)
- customer service
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
- English language
- keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
- talking to others
- noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
People and Technology Systems
- thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
- figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it
- communicate by speaking
- listen and understand what people say
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- pay attention to something without being distracted
- do two or more things at the same time
- quickly know what you are looking at
People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Stress Tolerance
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
Data base user interface and query software
Office suite software