Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists
Also called: Fire Lookout, Forest Officer, Forest Ranger, Ranger
What they do:Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
On the job, you would:
- Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
- customer service
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
- law and government
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
Math and Science
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- 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
- listen and understand what people say
- communicate by speaking
Ideas and Logic
- notice when problems happen
- make general rules or come up with answers from lots of detailed information
- see hidden patterns
- quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
- Concern for Others
You might use software like this on the job:
Word processing software
Data base user interface and query software
- Fire incident reporting systems
Map creation software
- Mapping software
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- First-Line Supervisors of Production & Operating Workers
- Mates- Ship, Boat, & Barge
- Security Guards
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