Fire Assistant

Advise local governments on prevention and control of forest fires.
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Salary Range
$34,000 – $107,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Fire Assistants do?

Advises local governments, public, and timber interests on prevention and control of forest fires: Inspects forest areas and standby fire fighting crews in fire prevention and control program. Prepares public-information materials and campaigns on fire prevention techniques. Gives instructions to fire fighting crews in methods of controlling forest fires, considering such factors as terrain, wind conditions, history of rainfall in fire area, and location of population centers. Gives public lectures to campers, youth groups, and hunters to promote responsible use of fire and inflammable materials in forest areas. May direct activities of fire suppression crews. May participate in fighting fires.

Should I be a Fire Assistant?

You should have an associate's degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Business Development Assistant, Fire-Control Assistant, Fire Deputy, Shop Assistant, Staff Assistant

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