Nature of Work

A firefighter performs firefighting work in the protection of life and property by combating, extinguishing and preventing fires. An individual in this position is responsible for rapid and efficient performance using specialized equipment under emergency conditions.

Work includes the following:
  • Efficient operation and maintenance of equipment
  • Emergency medical care
  • Firefighting
  • Rescue
  • Vehicle extrication
Although work is performed under general supervision and established regulations, it requires initiative and an individual understanding of fire fighting, fire prevention, rescue methods, and emergency medical care techniques. Work is reviewed by command officers through inspections, observations, and obtained results.