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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)
   Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors (ONET code: 33-1021.02)
  Occupation Description:
  Supervise fire fighters who control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.
  Typical Tasks:
  • Evaluate size, location, and condition of forest fires.
  • Request and dispatch crews and position equipment so fires can be contained safely and effectively.
  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
  • Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to ensure that it is ready for use.
  • Operate wildland fire engines or hoselays.
  • Monitor prescribed burns to ensure that they are conducted safely and effectively.
  • 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..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • Personnel and Human Resources - Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Geography - Knowledge of principles and methods for describing the features of land, sea, and air masses, including their physical characteristics, locations, interrelationships, and distribution of plant, animal, and human life..
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Education & 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:

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:

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:

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.
  N/A = Not Applicable, ***** = Over $60.00 per hour, ##### = Over $124,821
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