First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers:

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.

Also includes

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors , Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $59,770.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Post-secondary certificate or some college courses
Typical Experience
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 663
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.06 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Oral Communication
Information Gathering
Work Ethic
Critical Thinking
Written Communication
Resource Allocation
Intellectual Risk-taking
Conflict Management

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct fire fighting, prevention, or suppression activities
Oversee execution of organizational or program policies
Direct fire line activities during forest fire
Direct loading of fire suppression equipment
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Oversee activities related to dispatching, routing, or tracking transportation vehicles
Manage financial activities of the organization
Assign work to staff or employees
Supervise security, law enforcement, or protective services personnel
Manage criminal investigations
Direct collection, preparation, or handling of evidence
Manage industrial production activities or processes
Supervise maintenance workers
Coordinate production maintenance activities
Supervise engineering or other technical personnel
Manage employee training programs

Performing General Physical Activities

Extinguish municipal or forest fires
Operate firefighting equipment
Control municipal or forest fires
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Identify public safety hazards
Issue warnings or citations
Enforce laws, ordinances, or regulations
Suppress industrial fires
Rescue people or animals from dangerous or hazardous situations
Distribute enforcement citations
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Locate fires or fire danger areas
Identify relevant safety procedures
Parachute from aircraft

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Modify work procedures, processes, or plans to meet situational needs
Determine best method for attacking fire
Recommend personnel actions such as promotions, transfers, and dismissals
Terminate employment of employees or contractors
Conduct evacuation procedures
Determine installation, service, or repair needed
Diagnose mechanical problems in machinery or equipment
Terminate relationship with clients or vendors
Follow installation, maintenance, or repair safety procedures and regulations
Implement employee bargaining agreements
Discharge workers using employee dismissal guidelines
Implement company or staff policies
Diagnose malfunctioning vehicle systems based on inspection or test results
Diagnose refrigeration problems
Diagnose engine problems using diagnostic equipment
Diagnose electrical or electronic systems or equipment

Training and Teaching Others

Write operational reports
Train others on safety issues or procedures
Prepare reports or presentations in security, law enforcement, or correctional settings
Educate the public about fire safety or prevention
Train security, law enforcement, or protective services personnel
Train others in the use of security, law enforcement, or protective services related equipment
Prepare reports or presentations concerning installations, repairs, or maintenance
Train installation, maintenance, or repair personnel
Orient new employees
Train others in the use of installation, maintenance, or repair related equipment
Instruct customers in product installation, use, or repair

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Estimate project labor requirements
Determine crew or company requirements to fight fire
Estimate project material requirements
Forecast departmental personnel requirements
Estimate size or characteristics of fire
Determine work priorities and requirements
Estimate installation, maintenance, or repair related material requirements
Determine project parameters or specifications
Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor operations to ensure compliance with safety or security policies or regulations
Monitor performance of others
Observe fire to note changing conditions
Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards
Protect forests from accidental fires and fire damage
Monitor operational activities to ensure conformance to standards, regulations, or protocols
Monitor repairs or maintenance to enforce standards
Monitor work areas and activities to ensure compliance with safety procedures

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or personal safety regulations
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect protective, fire fighting, or life saving equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Test mechanical products or equipment

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