Air Force

(3E7X1):Fire Protection (3E7X1)

They protect people, property, and the environment from fire and disasters. This includes fire prevention, fire fighting, rescue, and hazardous material response.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Air Force Fire Protection is similar to a civilian fire fighter position. An individual in the Air Force Fire Protection position would fight fires and protect people and property during a fire or natural disaster. Airman may be putting out something as small as a brush fire or as large as a forest fire from a natural disaster. In addition to fires that may happen from natural disasters, Fire Protection Specialist will also put out fires that could be from hazardous materials and rocket fuel. Because of this possibility, they will be receive nationally recognized hazardous materials training.

Military Duties Translated:

Perform firefighting work, including preventing, combating and extinguishing fires to protect lives, property and the environment Operate fire equipment and tools appropriately Provide emergency medical care within scope of practice Quickly and effectively analyze hazardous situations and take appropriate course of action Participate in training, classes and drills in firefighting, emergency medical care, disaster response and specialized rescue Perform general maintenance work of fire equipment and facilities

Some civilian jobs best suited to this type of military experience:

Firefighter