Forest Firefighters


Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
Also called: Fire Technician, Firefighter, Forestry Fire Technician, Wildland Firefighter

Knowledge:

    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
    Transportation
  • movement of people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road
    Business
  • customer service

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • looking for ways to help people
    People and Technology Systems
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different options and picking the best one
  • figuring out how a system should work and how changes in the future will affect it

Abilites:

    Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
    Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
    Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Initiative
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation

Technology:

    Word processing software
  • Microsoft Word
    Data base user interface and query software
  • Fire incident reporting systems
  • Microsoft Access
    Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    no high school diploma/GED
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