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Job Description:

  • 1) Directs and coordinates firefighting activities of battalion of fire companies in municipality: Determines plan of action of fire companies for answering calls in fire, salvage, and rescue operations.

  • 2) Directs inspections of commercial buildings to ensure compliance with fire and safety regulations.

  • 3) Enters fire site during fires to coordinate and supervise fire fighting activities of companies on-site, and reports events to superior, using portable two-way radio.

  • 4) Plans for purchase of new equipment and use of new techniques in rescue, first aid, and firefighting operations.

  • 5) Directs personnel in use of firefighting equipment.

  • 6) Inspects fire stations, equipment, personnel, and records of assigned companies to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.

  • 7) Recommends awards for personnel for superior service.

  • 8) Prepares reports of accidents involving equipment and personnel.

  • 9) Keeps equipment and personnel records.

  • 10) May direct investigation of causes of incendiary and arson cases.

  • 11) May determine cause of fire and appraise amount of fire loss to building and other property.

  • 12) May promote fire prevention activities by organizing and training fire brigades in industrial plants.




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Job Number: 659