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33-2011.01 - Municipal Fire Fighters
Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue
Sample of reported job titles: Firefighter, Firefighter/EMT (Firefighter/Emergency
Medical Technician), Firefighter/Paramedic, Fire Engineer, Fireman, Master Fire
Fighter, Apparatus Operator, Driver Engineer, Fire Captain, Fire Chief
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Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.

Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.

Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.

Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

Dress with equipment such as fire resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.

Move toward the source of a fire using knowledge of types of fires,
construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.

Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to
rescue individuals from burning structures.

Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that might catch fire, leak, or spill.

data. Pulleys. Reciprocating power hacksaws Pry bars — Halligan bars. state. and institutions. Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries. Hux bars. Circular saws. and maintenance. . Fire incident reporting systems. HAZMAT response vehicles. This includes symptoms. drug properties and interactions. repair. Rigging kits Fire or rescue trucks — Bomb response vehicles. treatment alternatives. uses. Microsoft Word back to top Knowledge Customer and Personal Service — Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. including their designs. Pick head axes. or national security operations for the protection of people. Fire trucks. and strategies to promote effective local. Microsoft Access Office suite software — Microsoft Office Project management software — Incident command system ICS software Spreadsheet software — Microsoft Excel Word processing software — Corel WordPerfect software. Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment. K-12 saws. Pulaski tools. diseases. This includes customer needs assessment. Rubbish hooks Power saws — Chain saws. procedures. meeting quality standards for services. back to top Tools & Technology Tools used in this occupation: Blocks or pulleys — Block and tackle equipment. and preventive health-care measures. and deformities. and evaluation of customer satisfaction.  Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance. policies. such as automobile and industrial accidents. Pinch bars Technology used in this occupation: Data base user interface and query software — Affiliated Computer Services ACS FIREHOUSE. property. using two-way radios. Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions. Pumper trucks Fire suppression hand tools — McLeod tools. Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools.

methods. and disposal methods. executive orders. Critical Thinking — Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions. Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. algebra. agency rules. and the democratic political process. their interrelationships. and their applications. production techniques. English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words. statistics. and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses. court procedures. Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic. This includes uses of chemicals and their interactions. Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. danger signs. Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Instructing — Teaching others how to do something. legal codes.Chemistry — Knowledge of the chemical composition. rules of composition. and mechanical. and not interrupting at inappropriate times. and atmospheric dynamics. Service Orientation — Actively looking for ways to help people. buildings. atomic and sub. Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles. and properties of substances and of the chemical processes and transformations that they undergo. Law and Government — Knowledge of laws. Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials. geometry. laws. calculus. government regulations. Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. precedents. back to top Skills Active Listening — Giving full attention to what other people are saying.atomic structures and processes. Reading Comprehension — Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents. and applications to understanding fluid. asking questions as appropriate. taking time to understand the points being made. material. Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making. electrical. back to top Abilities . conclusions or approaches to problems. and grammar. structure. or other structures such as highways and roads.

or one leg and one arm) while sitting. and subordinates by telephone. or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material. or in person. or carry objects. . or the environment. Materials. Flexibility of Closure — The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure. Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. standing. maneuvering. Speed of Closure — The ability to quickly make sense of. or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment. pull. and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Monitor Processes.Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. Multilimb Coordination — The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example. Spatial Orientation — The ability to know your location in relation to the environment or to know where other objects are in relation to you. or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors. Actions. in written form. Peers. Inductive Reasoning — The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). object. or Material — Inspecting equipment. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. and Events — Identifying information by categorizing. and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Structures. such as forklifts. combine. only recognizing there is a problem. two arms. Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. push. and organize information into meaningful patterns. or Equipment — Running. passenger vehicles. It does not involve solving the problem. to detect or assess problems. Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. Operating Vehicles. Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift. navigating. or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. two legs. receiving. Mechanized Devices. Identifying Objects. or lying down. e-mail. word. back to top Work Activities Inspecting Equipment. Communicating with Supervisors. co-workers. events. or Surroundings — Monitoring and reviewing information from materials. structures. aircraft. estimating. Getting Information — Observing. or water craft. recognizing differences or similarities.

clients or the company? In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — How often does this job require working in a closed vehicle or equipment (e. positioning. in order to perform the job. Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling. Exposed to Weather — How often does this job require working outdoors. knowledge. Job Training Employees in these occupations usually need one or two years of training involving both on-the-job experience and informal training . walking. an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training. exposed to all weather conditions? Work With Work Group or Team — How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job? Face-to-Face Discussions — How often do you have to have face-to-face discussions with individuals or teams in this job? Frequency of Decision Making — How frequently is the worker required to make decisions that affect other people. For example. back to top Work Context Deal With External Customers — How important is it to work with external customers or the public in this job? Physical Proximity — To what extent does this job require the worker to perform job tasks in close physical proximity to other people? Responsible for Others' Health and Safety — How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job? Outdoors. and moving materials. installing. or experience is required Experience for these occupations. and often must have passed a licensing exam. balancing.g. the financial resources. and handling of materials. car)? back to top Job Zone Title Job Zone Three: Medium Preparation Needed Overall Previous work-related skill. Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body. stooping. and/or the image and reputation of the organization? Telephone — How often do you have telephone conversations in this job? Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — How do the decisions an employee makes impact the results of co-workers. lifting. and manipulating things.. such as climbing.

please consult the U. interviewers. Some may require a bachelor's degree. animals.with experienced workers. and machinery. tools. legal secretaries. and real-world materials like wood. communicating with. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.S. and fulfilling obligations. . SVP Range (6. Department of Labor Office of Apprenticeship website. cooperative attitude.0 to < 7. Fire Fighter Paramedic.S.0) Education Most occupations in this zone require training in vocational schools. Fire. and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured. or an associate's degree. and partnerships with business. Crash. Many of the occupations require working outside. Fire Fighter Diver To learn about specific apprenticeship opportunities. visit the U. and dependable. supervise. Fire Apparatus Engineer. Job Zone These occupations usually involve using communication and Examples organizational skills to coordinate. They often deal with plants. Department of Labor State Apprenticeship Information website. Fire Engineer. Fire Fighter. Social — Social occupations frequently involve working with. For general information about apprenticeships. responsible. training. forest and conservation technicians. related on-the-job experience. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. There are 7 recognized apprenticeable specialties associated with this occupation: Fire Fighter. and teaching people. electricians. Examples include funeral directors. back to top Work Styles Dependability — Job requires being reliable. and insurance sales agents. Fire Medic. back to top Interests Interest code: RSE Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical. and Rescue. Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others. or train others to accomplish goals. hands-on problems and solutions. manage.

Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone. Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. back to top Work Values Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure. Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. Corresponding needs are Company Policies. keeping emotions in check. controlling anger. Corresponding needs are Co-workers.01 Fire Inspectors 332022.01 Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 331021. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.02 Forest Fire Fighters 332021.02 Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors 332011. Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.00 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists 33- Fish and Game Wardens . Moral Values and Social Service. and avoiding aggressive behavior. back to top Related Occupations 331021. and being personally connected with others on the job. Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. Achievement — Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities. giving them a feeling of accomplishment. even in very difficult situations. Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment.Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.

00 333052. "Projected need" represents job openings due to growth and net replacement.28 hourly.00 Transit and Railroad Police 339032.000 additional employees 2016) State & National 011000000 332011 Select a State 1 2 Go Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2008 wage data and 2006-2016 employment projections . Heavy and Tractor-Trailer back to top Wages & Employment Trends National Median wages data collected from Fire Fighters.00 Truck Drivers.000 employees Projected growth (20062016) Average (7% to 13%) Projected need (2006. $44. Ski Patrol. and Other Recreational Protective Service Workers 533032.00 Lifeguards.00 Security Guards 339092. Median wages (2008) $21.3031.260 annual Employment (2006) 293. back to top Find Occupations Crosswalk Skills Search Tools & Technology Send comments or inquiries to O*NET Information.142. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2006-2016). Related Sites • OnLine Help • Rate this Page • Home Link to Us • Privacy Statement • Disclaimer . Employment data collected from Fire Fighters.