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First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers - 33-1021.00

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O*NET-SOC Description

Directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.

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SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-1000 Supervisors of Protective Service Workers
33-1020 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
33-1021.00 First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers

Related Occupations


  • Analyze burn conditions and results, and prepare postburn reports.
  • Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
  • Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios.
  • Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties, and participate in these duties.
  • Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings.
  • Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.
  • Drive crew carriers to transport firefighters to fire sites.
  • Evaluate fire station procedures to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.
  • Evaluate size, location, and condition of fires.
  • Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
  • Inspect and test new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment to ensure that they are operating properly.
  • Inspect stations, uniforms, equipment, or recreation areas to ensure compliance with safety standards, taking corrective action as necessary.
  • Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to ensure that it is ready for use.
  • Maintain knowledge of fire laws and fire prevention techniques and tactics.
  • Maintain required maps and records.
  • Monitor fire suppression expenditures to ensure that they are necessary and reasonable.
  • Participate in creating fire safety guidelines and evacuation schemes for nonresidential buildings.
  • Perform administrative duties, such as compiling and maintaining records, completing forms, preparing reports, or composing correspondence.
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment.
  • Plan, direct, and supervise prescribed burn projects.
  • Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
  • Recommend equipment modifications or new equipment purchases.
  • Recommend personnel actions related to disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, and grievances.
  • Recruit or hire firefighting personnel.
  • Schedule employee work assignments and set work priorities.
  • Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
  • Study and interpret fire safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits to handle hazardous or flammable substances.
  • Supervise and participate in the inspection of properties to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable fire codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, and standards.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Administer first aid.
  • Assess characteristics of fires.
  • Communicate situation details to appropriate personnel.
  • Determine operational procedures.
  • Develop fire safety or prevention programs or plans.
  • Direct criminal investigations.
  • Direct employee training programs.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities.
  • Drive vehicles to transport individuals or equipment.
  • Evaluate employee performance.
  • Hire personnel.
  • Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
  • Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
  • Locate fires or fire danger areas.
  • Maintain fire fighting tools or equipment.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Maintain professional knowledge or certifications.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Monitor operational procedures in technical environments to ensure conformance to standards.
  • Operate firefighting equipment.
  • Perform forest firefighting activities.
  • Prepare activity or work schedules.
  • Prepare operational reports.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.
  • Recruit personnel.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
  • Request emergency personnel.
  • Rescue people from hazardous situations.
  • Supervise employees.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Write operational reports.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Aircraft Handling (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Aviation Boatswain's Mate, Fuels (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Boatswain's Mate (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Cannon Crewmember (Army - Enlisted)
  • Cavalry Scout (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Medic Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Emergency Management Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Airfield Systems Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Expeditionary Firefighting and Rescue (EFR) Specialist (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Manager (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Fire Protection Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Firefighter (Army - Enlisted)
  • Infantry (Army - Commissioned Officer only)
  • Infantryman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Intelligence Analyst (Army - Enlisted)
  • M1 Armor Crewman (Army - Enlisted)
  • Military Police (Army - Enlisted)
  • Ship Survivability Systems Technician (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Tactical Air Control Party (TACP) Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Unit Supply Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Wheeled Vehicle Repairer (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Prevention Officer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Battalion Chief
  • Captain, Fire-Prevention Bureau
  • Fire Captain
  • Fire Marshal
  • Smoke Jumper Supervisor