Municipal Fire Fighting & Prevention Supervisors


Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
Also called: Fire Battalion Chief, Fire Captain, Fire Chief, Fire Lieutenant

Knowledge:

    Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
  • law and government
    Business
  • customer service
  • management
    Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
    Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills:

    Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
    Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
    Social
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions

Abilites:

    Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say
    Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen
  • order or arrange things
    Visual Understanding
  • see hidden patterns
  • quickly compare groups of letters, numbers, pictures, or other things
    Attention
  • do two or more things at the same time

Personality:

Description: People interested in this work like activities that include leading, making decisions, and business.
    They do well at jobs that need
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Stress Tolerance
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Attention to Detail
  • Leadership

Technology:

    Data base user interface and query software
  • Affiliated Computer Services ACS FIREHOUSE
  • Fire incident reporting systems
    Spreadsheet software
  • IBM Lotus 1-2-3
  • Microsoft Excel
    Helpdesk or call center software
  • Computer aided dispatch software

Education:

    high school diploma/GED
    associate's degree
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