Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
On the Job
Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists enforce fire safety regulations and inspect forests for fire hazards. They recommend ways to prevent fires. They may report forest fires or weather conditions.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Relay information about incidents or emergencies to personnel using phones or two-way radios.
- Assess characteristics of fires.
- Locate fires or fire danger areas.
- Monitor environmental conditions to detect hazards.
- Patrol natural areas to ensure safety or enforce regulations.
- Block physical access to restricted areas.
- Operate firefighting equipment.
- Maintain operational records.
- Record information about environmental conditions.
- Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Working with a group or team.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- High levels of competition.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to minor burns, cuts, bites, or stings.
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