Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
1) Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations in order to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
2) Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
3) Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status in order to determine crew or company requirements.
4) Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
5) Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
6) Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.
7) Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.
8) Maintain required maps and records.
9) Attend in-service training classes to remain current in knowledge of codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations.
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11) Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties, and participate in these duties.
12) Compile and maintain equipment and personnel records, including accident reports.
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13) Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings.
14) Recommend personnel actions related to disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, and grievances.
15) Supervise and participate in the inspection of properties in order to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable fire codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, and standards.
16) Write and submit proposals for repair, modification, or replacement of firefighting equipment.
17) Coordinate the distribution of fire prevention promotional materials.
18) Identify corrective actions needed to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes and ordinances and conduct follow-up inspections to see if corrective actions have been taken.
19) Participate in creating fire safety guidelines and evacuation schemes for non-residential buildings.
20) Inspect and test new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment in order to ensure that they are operating properly.
21) Recommend to proper authorities possible fire code revisions, additions, and deletions.
22) Develop or review building fire exit plans.
23) Report and issue citations for fire code violations found during inspections, testifying in court about violations when required to do so.
24) Present and interpret fire prevention and fire code information to citizens' groups, organizations, contractors, engineers, and developers.
25) Conduct fire drills for building occupants and report on the outcomes of such drills.
26) Document efforts taken to bring property owners into compliance with laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and standards.
27) Oversee review of new building plans to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and administrative rules for public fire safety.
28) Study and interpret fire safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits regulating storage or use of hazardous or flammable substances.
Holland / RIASEC Career Code: R-E-S SOC: 33-1021.01