• First-Line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers
  • Law, Public Safety, Corrections and Security
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 58,400
    $36,290 range bar $101,210
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • First-line Supervisors of Firefighting and Prevention Workers directly supervise and coordinate activities of workers engaged in firefighting and fire prevention and control.

What do they typically do

  • Maintain fire suppression equipment in good condition, checking equipment periodically to make sure that it is ready for use
  • Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to help rescue people and to apply extinguishing agents
  • Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment
  • Train and drill workers in assigned duties in a classroom or on the job
  • Provide emergency medical services as required and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies
  • Evaluate size, location, and condition of fires to assess dangers to adjacent properties and to decide how many firefighters to assign
  • Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies
  • Communicate fire details to superiors, subordinates, or interagency dispatch centers, using two-way radios

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.5%
Job Openings 318

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