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Municipal Firefighters

Also called: Fire Captain, Fire Engineer, Fire Fighter, Firefighter

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Air Force, Army, Marine Corps, or Navy.

What they do:
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
On the job, you would:
  • Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
  • Rescue victims from burning buildings, accident sites, and water hazards.
  • Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.

Knowledge

Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly decide if you should move your hand, foot, or other body part
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Verbal
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Dependability
  • Self Control
  • Attention to Detail
  • Integrity
  • Concern for Others

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Data base user interface and query software
  • Affiliated Computer Services ACS FIREHOUSE
  • Microsoft Access Hot Technology
Office suite software
  • Corel WordPerfect Office Suite
  • Microsoft Office
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel Hot Technology

Education

Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$48,030
$23,700
$81,110
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