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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors

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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors Description

Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.

Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors Related Job Titles

Battalion Chief, Battalion Fire Chief, Chief of Fire Prevention, Chief of Operations, Deputy Fire Chief, Fire Battalion Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Chief, Fire Department Battalion Chief, Fire Fighter, Fire Investigator, Fire Lieutenant, Fire Marshal, Fire Officer, Fire Prevention Bureau Captain, Fire Prevention Captain, Fire Prevention Officer, Fire Suppression Captain, Firefighter, Lieutenant Fire Fighter, Sergeant, Shift Commander, Training Officer,


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Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors Tasks
Core Tasks
  • Maintain required maps and records.
  • Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.
  • Recommend personnel actions related to disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, and grievances.
  • Attend in-service training classes to remain current in knowledge of codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations.
  • Coordinate the distribution of fire prevention promotional materials.
  • Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
  • Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
  • Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
  • Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
  • Inspect and test new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment to ensure that they are operating properly.
  • Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment.
  • Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
  • Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.
  • Present and interpret fire prevention and fire code information to citizens' groups, organizations, contractors, engineers, and developers.
  • Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties, and participate in these duties.
  • Evaluate fire station procedures to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.
Supplemental Tasks
  • Recommend to proper authorities possible fire code revisions, additions, and deletions.
  • Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings.
  • Develop or review building fire exit plans.
  • Study and interpret fire safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits regulating storage or use of hazardous or flammable substances.
  • Supervise and participate in the inspection of properties to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable fire codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, and standards.
  • Oversee review of new building plans to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and administrative rules for public fire safety.
  • Document efforts taken to bring property owners into compliance with laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and standards.
  • Participate in creating fire safety guidelines and evacuation schemes for non-residential buildings.
  • 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.
  • Conduct fire drills for building occupants and report on the outcomes of such drills.
  • Report and issue citations for fire code violations found during inspections, testifying in court about violations when required to do so.

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