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Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists

Enforce fire regulations and recommend ways to prevent forest fires.

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National Data
$26.80 / hour    Read more about wages


National Data
Growth rate:  23.9%    Read more about outlook


High School or less is typically required.

On the Job:

Typical Work Tasks
  • 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.
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Job Title Examples:

Fire Ranger
Forest Fire Lookout
Wildfire Prevention Specialist

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