Work Nature

  • Responding immediately and safely to emergency calls and requests for assistance;
  • Attending emergency incidents including fires, road accidents, floods, terrorist incidents, spillages of dangerous substances, and rail and air crashes;
  • Rescuing trapped people and animals;
  • Minimising distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive;
  • Safeguarding your own and other people's personal safety at all times;
  • Cleaning up and checking the site after dealing with an incident;
  • Taking time to become familiar with local streets, roads and buildings so you can respond to emergency calls with speed and efficiency;
  • Inspecting and maintaining the appliance (fire engine) and its equipment, assisting in testing fire hydrants and checking emergency water supplies;
  • Undertaking drills and physical training and taking part in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters;
  • Maintaining the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter;
  • Educating and informing the public to promote fire safety by giving talks in schools and to local organisations, as well as home visits to offer advice, etc;
  • Maintaining links with the local community.

Key Skills

  • Mental and Physical fitness
  • Emergency Response
  • Strategic Planning

Occupations

  • Disaster Management Officer
  • Emergency Management Specialist
  • Emergency Medical Technician
  • Fire Inspectors
  • Fire Investigators
  • Forest Fire Fighter
  • Security Guards
  • Fire Fighters

Career Analysis

1 Fees
Low
2 Demand
High
3 Salary
Medium
4 Level Of Preparation
Medium

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