• First-Line Supervisors of Fire Fighting and Prevention Workers
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 58,680
    $34,470 range bar $86,590
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Moderately Growing
  • Some first-line supervisors of firefighting and prevention workers supervise firefighters who control and put out municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts. Others oversee firefighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

What do they typically do

  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to make sure that it is ready for use
  • Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to help rescue people and to apply extinguishing agents
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment
  • Train and drill workers in assigned duties in a classroom or on the job
  • Provide emergency medical services as required and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies
  • Evaluate size, location, and condition of fires to assess dangers to adjacent properties and to decide how many firefighters to assign
  • Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies
  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +0.7%
Job Opening 117

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Education & Training

  • Education

    Most occupations require training in vocational schools, related on-the-job experience, or an associate's degree.
    Associated Programs or Majors
    • NA
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