- Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
- Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
- Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
- Dress with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
- Move toward the source of a fire, using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
- Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
- Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that might catch fire, leak, or spill.
- Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
- Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
- Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.
- Select and attach hose nozzles, depending on fire type, and direct streams of water or chemicals onto fires.
The data sources for the information displayed here include: O*NET™; US Department of Labor (BLS); Virginia Workforce Connection.
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National: + 7.2%
High School Diploma
Three: Medium Preparation Needed
Highest ($50,000 and up)