Municipal Firefighters :

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

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $46,620.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education Certificate / Credential
Typical Experience None
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,855
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 8.08 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Intellectual Risk-taking
Oral Communication
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Rescue people or animals from dangerous or hazardous situations
Operate emergency fire or rescue equipment
Suppress industrial fires
Locate fires or fire danger areas
Operate firefighting equipment
Control municipal or forest fires
Extinguish municipal or forest fires
Prepare work environment to assure proper ventilation and personal protection
Move heavy objects in security, law enforcement, or protective services environments
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards
Judge terrain conditions for vehicle or equipment operation
Observe weather conditions
Observe fire to note changing conditions
Control authorized entry and exit in restricted areas
Protect forests from accidental fires and fire damage
Block physical access to restricted areas
Monitor alarm systems to detect fires or other emergencies

Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates

Direct fire fighting, prevention, or suppression activities
Direct loading of fire suppression equipment
Coordinate safety or regulatory compliance activities or drills
Protect property from fire or water damage
Manage handling of hazardous, toxic, or non-compliant materials
Direct fire line activities during forest fire

Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge

Improve physical appearance, conditioning, skill, or technique through physical training
Participate in physical training to maintain fitness
Attend training sessions, workshops, or professional meetings
Complete security, law enforcement, or protective services related continuing education
Practice emergency firefighting or rescue preparedness procedures

Getting Information

Determine fire causes
Examine debris to obtain information about causes of fires
Search for missing persons
Review maps to determine location or routes

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