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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
- 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
- District Ranger
- Access Control Officer
Tasks for “Wildfire Prevention Specialist”
- Locate forest fires on area maps, using azimuth sighters and known landmarks.
- 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.
- Patrol assigned areas, looking for forest fires, hazardous conditions, and weather phenomena.
- Inspect camp sites to ensure that campers are in compliance with forest use regulations.
- Restrict public access and recreational use of forest lands during critical fire seasons.
- Estimate sizes and characteristics of fires, and report findings to base camps by radio or telephone.
- Administer regulations regarding sanitation, fire prevention, violation corrections, and related forest regulations.
- Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
- Maintain records and logbooks.
- Compile and report meteorological data, such as temperature, relative humidity, wind direction and velocity, and types of cloud formations.
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Relay messages about emergencies, accidents, locations of crew and personnel, and fire hazard conditions.
- Extinguish smaller fires with portable extinguishers, shovels, and axes.
Related Technology & Tools
- Safety helmets
- Power saws
- Emergency first aid kits
- Wind vanes
- Remote reading digital thermometers
- Digital anemometers
- Tractor mounted mowers
- Backpack pumps
- Digital hygrometers
- Spotting scopes
- Global positioning system GPS devices
- Protective safety glasses
- Laptop computers
- Mobile radios
- Fire finders
- Tablet computers
- Signaling mirrors
- Portable weather stations
- Claw hammers
- Base radios
- Protective ear muffs
- Crew transport buses
- Portable fire extinguishers
- Brush hooks
- Very high frequency VHF radios
- All terrain vehicles ATV
- Passenger vans
- Navigational compasses
- Forestry axes
- Surveillance binoculars
- Mapping software
- Fire incident reporting systems
- Microsoft Word