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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”
- Inspect forest tracts and logging areas for fire hazards such as accumulated wastes or mishandling of combustibles, and recommend appropriate fire prevention measures.
- Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Restrict public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire seasons.
- Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
- 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.
- Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
- Examine and inventory firefighting equipment, such as axes, fire hoses, shovels, pumps, buckets, and fire extinguishers, to determine amount and condition.
- Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
- Extinguish smaller fires with portable extinguishers, shovels, and axes.
- Patrol assigned areas, looking for forest fires, hazardous conditions, and weather phenomena.
- Maintain records and logbooks.
- Inspect camp sites to ensure that campers are in compliance with forest use regulations.
Related Technology & Tools
- Protective safety glasses
- Fire finders
- Mobile radios
- Brush hooks
- Digital anemometers
- Remote reading digital thermometers
- Passenger vans
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Laptop computers
- Digital hygrometers
- Tablet computers
- Spotting scopes
- Safety helmets
- Surveillance binoculars
- Forestry axes
- Base radios
- Navigational compasses
- Crew transport buses
- Protective ear muffs
- Global positioning system GPS devices
- Wind vanes
- Tractor mounted mowers
- Claw hammers
- Very high frequency VHF radios
- Signaling mirrors
- Backpack pumps
- All terrain vehicles ATV
- Power saws
- Emergency first aid kits
- Portable weather stations
- Microsoft Word
- Mapping software
- Fire incident reporting systems