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“District Ranger” will not be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #138 out of #702. A higher ranking (i.e., a lower number) means the job is less likely to be replaced.
Enforce fire regulations, inspect forest for fire hazards and recommend forest fire prevention or control measures. May report forest fires and weather conditions.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 33-2022.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 44,300.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 21.00
- Currently, there are 1,650 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists”.
Also Known As…
- Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
- Forest Technician
- Forest Ranger
- Forest Patrolman
- Forest Officer
- Forest Fire Lookout
- Fire Operations Forester
- Fire Lookout
- Fire Apparatus Engineer
- Wildland Fire Operations Specialist
- Wildfire Prevention Specialist
- Tower Watchman
- Resource Protection Specialist
- Range Examiner
- Look Out Tower Fire Watcher
- Forestry Technician
- Forestry Patrolman
- Forestry Fire Aide
- Forest Fire Officer
- Forest Fire Control Officer
- Fire Warden
- Fire Tower Keeper
- Fire Ranger
- Fire Range Technician
- Fire Patrol
- Fire Observer
- Fire Management Technician
- Fire Inspector
- Fire Information Officer
- Fire Control Officer
- Fire Behavior Analyst
- Environmental Protection Fire Control Officer
- Access Control Officer
Tasks for “District Ranger”
- Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
- Inspect forest tracts and logging areas for fire hazards such as accumulated wastes or mishandling of combustibles, and recommend appropriate fire prevention measures.
- Examine and inventory firefighting equipment, such as axes, fire hoses, shovels, pumps, buckets, and fire extinguishers, to determine amount and condition.
- Compile and report meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, and types of cloud formations.
- Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
- Maintain records and logbooks.
- Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
- Restrict public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire seasons.
- Inspect camp sites to ensure that campers are in compliance with forest use regulations.
- Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
- Administer regulations regarding sanitation, fire prevention, violation corrections, and related forest regulations.
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Patrol assigned areas, looking for forest fires, hazardous conditions, and weather phenomena.
- Extinguish smaller fires with portable extinguishers, shovels, and axes.
Related Technology & Tools
- Very high frequency VHF radios
- Protective safety glasses
- Global positioning system GPS devices
- Spotting scopes
- Crew transport buses
- Brush hooks
- Backpack pumps
- Surveillance binoculars
- Protective ear muffs
- Navigational compasses
- Laptop computers
- Portable weather stations
- Base radios
- Claw hammers
- Mobile radios
- Remote reading digital thermometers
- Passenger vans
- All terrain vehicles ATV
- Tractor mounted mowers
- Forestry axes
- Digital anemometers
- Power saws
- Digital hygrometers
- Emergency first aid kits
- Fire finders
- Safety helmets
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Tablet computers
- Signaling mirrors
- Wind vanes
- Mapping software
- Fire incident reporting systems
- Microsoft Word