Control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.
Rescue victims from burning buildings and accident sites.
Search burning buildings to locate fire victims.
Administer first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
Dress with equipment such as fire resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
Drive and operate fire fighting vehicles and equipment.
Move toward the source of a fire using knowledge of types of fires, construction design, building materials, and physical layout of properties.
Respond to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents.
Assess fires and situations and report conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
Create openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, chisels, crowbars, electric saws, or core cutters.
Lay hose lines and connect them to water supplies.
Operate pumps connected to high-pressure hoses.
Collaborate with police to respond to accidents, disasters, and arson investigation calls.
Take action to contain hazardous chemicals that might catch fire, leak, or spill.
Select and attach hose nozzles, depending on fire type, and direct streams of water or chemicals onto fires.
Participate in fire drills and demonstrations of fire fighting techniques.
Prepare written reports that detail specifics of fire incidents.
Participate in physical training activities to maintain a high level of physical fitness.
Participate in courses, seminars and conferences, and study fire science literature, to learn firefighting techniques.
Inspect fire sites after flames have been extinguished to ensure that there is no further danger.
Clean and maintain fire stations and fire fighting equipment and apparatus.
Inspect buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances, testing and checking smoke alarms and fire suppression equipment as necessary.
Inform and educate the public on fire prevention.
Protect property from water and smoke using waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.
Establish firelines to prevent unauthorized persons from entering areas near fires.
Salvage property by removing broken glass, pumping out water, and ventilating buildings to remove smoke.
Spray foam onto runways, extinguish fires, and rescue aircraft crew and passengers in air-crash emergencies.
History and Archeology
Knowledge of historical events and their causes, indicators, and effects on civilizations and cultures.
Knowledge of techniques and equipment for planting, growing, and harvesting food products (both plant and animal) for consumption, including storage/handling techniques.
Knowledge of the theory and techniques required to compose, produce, and perform works of music, dance, visual arts, drama, and sculpture.
Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
The ability to quickly and repeatedly bend, stretch, twist, or reach out with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
Social occupations frequently involve working with, communicating with, and teaching people. These occupations often involve helping or providing service to others.
Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business.
Investigative occupations frequently involve working with ideas, and require an extensive amount of thinking. These occupations can involve searching for facts and figuring out problems mentally.
Artistic occupations frequently involve working with forms, designs and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.
Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow.
Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
Job requires being honest and ethical.
Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
Concern for Others
Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
Attention to Detail
Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service.
Occupations that satisfy this work value are results oriented and allow employees to use their strongest abilities, giving them a feeling of accomplishment. Corresponding needs are Ability Utilization and Achievement.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer advancement, potential for leadership, and are often considered prestigious. Corresponding needs are Advancement, Authority, Recognition and Social Status.
Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy.
Occupations that satisfy this work value offer job security and good working conditions. Corresponding needs are Activity, Compensation, Independence, Security, Variety and Working Conditions.