Smoke and Flame Specialist

Operate and control smoke or flame and support equipment.
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What do Smoke and Flame Specialists do?

Operates and controls smoke or flame and support equipment, such as self-propelled flamethrowers, smoke generators, and radio equipment, to provide smokescreen or flame support for military forces during combat or training: Observes terrain and weather conditions to determine location for smoke generators and smoke munitions. Starts smoke generator to form smokescreen. Observes smokescreen to ensure proper screening without interference to mission of adjacent friendly units. Adjusts smoke generators as needed to obtain optimum quality and quantity of screening smoke. Assists in loading flamethrower and on-vehicle weapons. Moves firing controls and fire control instruments to operate and fire vehicular mounted weapons and self-propelled flamethrowers. Moves driver controls to start, stop, and steer self-propelled flamethrower vehicles. Receives and stores on-vehicle materials, such as rations, fuel, and ammunition. Confers with squad or unit personnel to report observance of targets or other combat information, using visual signal, radio or telephone, in conformance with terminology and security procedures. Performs preventive maintenance and repairs on equipment and weapons, such as flamethrowers, radio equipment, and smoke generators.

Should I be a Smoke and Flame Specialist?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • 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.

  • Also known as: Chemical, Biological, Radiological, And Nuclear (Cbrn) Defense Specialist

    How to Become a
    Smoke and Flame Specialist

    Smoke and Flame Specialists generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Smoke and Flame Specialist-related education!
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