Army

12M:Firefighter

Much like their civilian counterparts, Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. These soldiers control and prevent fires not only in Army structures but aboard aircraft and ships as well. They also supervise and conduct firefighting, rescue, salvage, and fire protection operations.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

As the title suggests, the primary job of Army firefighters is to put out and prevent fires on Army facilities, vehicles, and aircraft. They direct rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crash incidents, vehicle emergencies, and natural cover fires. They're also tasked with directing emergency response crews during hazardous materials incidents, and for keeping records on fire department operations. Conducting controlled burns and learning how to manage wildfires are also on the list of duties for Army firefighters. In short, you'll be expected to handle most situations with fire, and know how to contain a situation relatively quickly.

Military Duties Translated:

Plan, organize, direct, and manage program areas of the CRR Division. Recommend the allocation of departmental resources and program modifications to enable the department to meet public safety needs. Develop and participate in a variety of studies and reports relating to current and long-range needs for public safety. Maintain and manage CRR Division records, and fire prevention billing. Participate on county, regional, or state-wide committees for the advancement of fire prevention standards and/or code adoption. Analyze and recommend improvements to equipment and facilities, as needed. Maintain departmental equipment, supplies, and facilities. Prepare, administer, and monitor the division budget; makes recommendations that affect allocation of resources.

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

Fire Marshal