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:
- Maintain operational records.
- Record information about environmental conditions.
- 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.
- Inspect equipment to ensure safety or proper functioning.
- Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with fire regulations.
- Inspect facilities to ensure compliance with security or safety regulations.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having telephone conversations.
- Working in a closed vehicle or equipment.
- Dealing with external customers.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
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