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FIRST-LINE SUPERVISORS OF FIRE FIGHTING AND PREVENTION WORKERS
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Occupation Description:
 
  Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in fire fighting and fire prevention and control.
 
  Specialized Occupations:
 
 
   Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (ONET code: 33-1021.01)
 
 
  Occupation Description:
 
  Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
 
 
  Typical Tasks:
 
 
  • Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
  • Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
  • Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
  • Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
  • Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
  • Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.
  • Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.
 
 
  Skills:
 
 
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action..
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions..
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do..
 
 
  Knowledge:
 
 
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions..
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction..
  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • Education and Training - Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects..
 
  * Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (ONET code: 33-1021.02)
 
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Education & Training:
 
  Post secondary vocational training
 
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License Authority for Safety Officer (Fire Service):  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Fire Officer:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
License Authority for Public Fire and Life Safety Educator:  (License details)
 
  Department of emergency Services & Public Protection
Commission on Fire Prevention and Control
34 Perimeter Road
Windsor Locks, CT   006096 -01069
(860) 627-6363 Ext. 225 "
" email: William.Trister@ct.gov
www.ct.gov/cfpc

 
Wage Information:
 
 
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $95,075.00 $45.70 $46.03 $35.51 - $50.90
Bridgeport/Stamford $98,031.00 $47.13 $47.92 $37.04 - $51.80
Danbury $96,981.00 $46.62 $46.70 $38.25 - $50.35
Hartford $97,001.00 $46.64 $46.63 $36.33 - $51.38
New Haven $93,571.00 $44.98 $45.69 $35.41 - $50.78
New London/Norwich $85,773.00 $41.23 $39.75 $10.88 - $47.76
Waterbury $81,859.00 $39.36 $40.12 $33.42 - $45.32
      
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Occupation Outlook:
 
 
Region Employment Average Annual Growth Rate Average Annual Job Openings
2016 2026
State of Connecticut 1,160 1,190 0.2% 79
 
 
Chart of Growth Rate and Annual Openings   Employment in this occupation is expected to grow more slowly than average, and the number of annual openings will offer somewhat limited job opportunities.
Key:
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
 
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