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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists - 33-2022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards, and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Fire Management Officer
  • Fire Operations Forester
  • Fire Prevention Officer
  • Fire Prevention Technician
  • Fire Technician
  • Forest Officer
  • Forest Patrolman
  • Forestry Patrolman
  • Wildfire Mitigation Specialist
  • Wildfire Prevention Specialist

SOC Occupation Groups

33-0000 Protective Service Occupations
33-2000 Firefighting and Prevention Workers
33-2020 Fire Inspectors
33-2022.00 Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Related Occupations


  • Administer regulations regarding sanitation, fire prevention, violation corrections, and related forest regulations.
  • Compile and report meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, and types of cloud formations.
  • Conduct wildland firefighting training.
  • Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
  • Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
  • Educate the public about fire safety and prevention.
  • Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
  • Examine and inventory firefighting equipment, such as axes, fire hoses, shovels, pumps, buckets, and fire extinguishers, to determine amount and condition.
  • Extinguish smaller fires with portable extinguishers, shovels, and axes.
  • Inspect camp sites to ensure that campers are in compliance with forest use regulations.
  • Inspect forest tracts and logging areas for fire hazards such as accumulated wastes or mishandling of combustibles, and recommend appropriate fire prevention measures.
  • Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
  • Maintain records and logbooks.
  • Patrol assigned areas, looking for forest fires, hazardous conditions, and weather phenomena.
  • Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
  • Restrict public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire seasons.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Assess characteristics of fires.
  • Block physical access to restricted areas.
  • Direct fire fighting or prevention activities.
  • Educate the public about fire safety or prevention.
  • 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 inventories of materials, equipment, or products.
  • Maintain operational records.
  • Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
  • Operate firefighting equipment.
  • Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
  • Provide educational information to the public.
  • Provide safety training.
  • Recommend improvements to increase safety or reduce risks.
  • Record information about environmental conditions.
  • Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
  • Train employees in proper work procedures.
  • Train personnel on proper operational procedures.
  • Train personnel to enhance job skills.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Crash and Salvage Fire Fighter (Navy - 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)
  • Shore Base Airport and Aircraft Firefighter (Navy - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Fire Lookout
  • Fire Ranger
  • Fire Warden