What do Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors do?
Supervise fire fighters who control and extinguish municipal fires, protect life and property, and conduct rescue efforts.
- Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
- Provide emergency medical services as required, and perform light to heavy rescue functions at emergencies.
- Assess nature and extent of fire, condition of building, danger to adjacent buildings, and water supply status to determine crew or company requirements.
- Instruct and drill fire department personnel in assigned duties, including firefighting, medical care, hazardous materials response, fire prevention, and related subjects.
- Inspect and test new and existing fire protection systems, fire detection systems, and fire safety equipment to ensure that they are operating properly.
- Compile and maintain records on personnel, accidents, equipment, and supplies.
- Perform maintenance and minor repairs on firefighting equipment, including vehicles, and write and submit proposals to modify, replace, and repair equipment.
- Prepare activity reports listing fire call locations, actions taken, fire types and probable causes, damage estimates, and situation dispositions.
- Evaluate the performance of assigned firefighting personnel.
- Direct the training of firefighters, assigning of instructors to training classes, and providing of supervisors with reports on training progress and status.
- Maintain required maps and records.
- Recommend personnel actions related to disciplinary procedures, performance, leaves of absence, and grievances.
- Present and interpret fire prevention and fire code information to citizens' groups, organizations, contractors, engineers, and developers.
- Direct firefighters in station maintenance duties, and participate in these duties.
- Attend in-service training classes to remain current in knowledge of codes, laws, ordinances, and regulations.
- Evaluate fire station procedures to ensure efficiency and enforcement of departmental regulations.
- Coordinate the distribution of fire prevention promotional materials.
- Direct investigation of cases of suspected arson, hazards, and false alarms and submit reports outlining findings.
- Develop or review building fire exit plans.
- Study and interpret fire safety codes to establish procedures for issuing permits regulating storage or use of hazardous or flammable substances.
- Supervise and participate in the inspection of properties to ensure that they are in compliance with applicable fire codes, ordinances, laws, regulations, and standards.
- Oversee review of new building plans to ensure compliance with laws, ordinances, and administrative rules for public fire safety.
- Document efforts taken to bring property owners into compliance with laws, codes, regulations, ordinances, and standards.
- Participate in creating fire safety guidelines and evacuation schemes for non-residential buildings.
- Identify corrective actions needed to bring properties into compliance with applicable fire codes and ordinances and conduct follow-up inspections to see if corrective actions have been taken.
- Conduct fire drills for building occupants and report on the outcomes of such drills.
- Recommend to proper authorities possible fire code revisions, additions, and deletions.
- Report and issue citations for fire code violations found during inspections, testifying in court about violations when required to do so.
Related Jobs (Municipal Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors)