Forest Firefighters

Forest Firefighters

Control and suppress fires in forests or vacant public land.

Key Competencies * Dependability * Adaptability/Flexibility * Stress Tolerance * Self Control * Initiative * Leadership * Cooperation * Attention to Detail * Integrity * Persistence

Representative Tasks * Collaborate with other firefighters as a member of a firefighting crew. * Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies, or to detail any difficulties encountered. * Establish water supplies, connect hoses, and direct water onto fires.



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Sample Job Titles Fire Fighter, Fire Management Specialist, Fire Rescue Technician, Fire Technician, Firefighter, Forest Fire Suppression Specialist, Forest Firefighter, Forestry Fire Aid, Forestry Fire Technician, Hot Shot, On-Scene Supporter, Rescue Worker, Smoke Chaser, Smoke Eater, Smoke Jumper, Water and Fire Technician, Wildland Fire Fighter Specialist, Wildland Firefighter.