Forest Fire Inspectors & Prevention Specialists

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Fire Management Officer, Fire Prevention Technician, Forest Officer, Forest Patrolman

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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.
  • Conduct wildland firefighting training.
  • Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.



  • management
  • customer service

Education and Training

  • teaching and course design

Safety and Government

  • public safety and security
  • law and government

Engineering and Technology

  • computers and electronics


Basic Skills

  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • talking to others

Problem Solving

  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • teaching people how to do something



  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Ideas and Logic

  • notice when problems happen
  • use rules to solve problems

Visual Understanding

  • 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:

  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Leadership
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Independence


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Education: (rated 3 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
bachelor's degree
usually needed

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