Fire Service Description
Fire service professionals face a diverse and complex environment. Things like fire protection, fire prevention planning, fire education, emergency preparedness, coordination, resource economics, and many other issues need to be addressed and managed on a daily basis. The duties of the firefighter include extinguishing and controlling fires, performing rescue and evacuation work incidental to fire control, and aiding in response to accidents, natural disasters, and other incidents where human lives are threatened.
Because career types vary widely in the homeland security industry, so do salaries. Here is a sampling of fire service-related jobs, their salaries and career prospects.
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Fire Service Degree Options
List of Degrees
A program in the Fire Science pathway will teach a student how to respond to emergencies and save lives, identify, stabilize and mitigate emergency situations, reduce loss of property and improve public safety. Instruction generally includes fire suppression, fire investigation, fire prevention, emergency and rescue systems, emergency response, officer training and coordination with other agencies.
Develop Skills In Fire Service
- Developing logical and critical thinking strategies to evaluate/prevent fires, hazards, other emergencies and deploy resources in emergency operations.
- Emergency rescue training.
- Organizing fire ground operations.
- Use the Incident Command System to manage a wide variety of planned and unplanned incidents.
- Demonstrate and appropriately use fire service equipment and procedures in conjunction with a variety of emergency response incidents.
- Utilize fire service leadership techniques to regulate personnel management, control discipline, train staff, perform strategic planning, and coordinate emergency or non-emergency activities.