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"Municipal Fire Fighter"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

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Job Duties and Tasks for: "Municipal Fire Fighter"

1) Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.

2) Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.


3) Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.

4) Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.

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


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

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

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

9) Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors in order to receive instructions, using two-way radios.

10) Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.

11) Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.

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12) Select and attach hose nozzles, depending on fire type, and direct streams of water or chemicals onto fires.

13) Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, chisels, crowbars, electric saws, or core cutters.

14) Inspect fire sites after flames have been extinguished in order to ensure that there is no further danger.


15) Lay hose lines and connect them to water supplies.

16) Protect property from water and smoke using waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.

17) Participate in physical training activities in order to maintain a high level of physical fitness.

18) Salvage property by removing broken glass, pumping out water, and ventilating buildings to remove smoke.

19) Participate in fire drills and demonstrations of fire fighting techniques.

20) Clean and maintain fire stations and fire fighting equipment and apparatus.

21) Collaborate with police to respond to accidents, disasters, and arson investigation calls.

22) Establish firelines to prevent unauthorized persons from entering areas near fires.

23) Inform and educate the public on fire prevention.

24) Inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances, testing and checking smoke alarms and fire suppression equipment as necessary.

25) Participate in courses, seminars and conferences, and study fire science literature, in order to learn firefighting techniques.

26) Prepare written reports that detail specifics of fire incidents.

27) Spray foam onto runways, extinguish fires, and rescue aircraft crew and passengers in air-crash emergencies.

Job Description for "Municipal Fire Fighter" continued here...

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Duties / Tasks
Part 2
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"Municipal Fire Fighter"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-S-E        SOC:  33-2011.01


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