Marine Corps

70511:Aircraft Rescue and Firefighting Specialist (MOS 7051)

Perform basic and advanced firefighting and rescue tactics in support of flightlines and aircrafts. These marines understand how to utilize special tactics and equipment to ensure the safe recovery and extinguish fires of downed aircraft.


Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support


Military Duties:

Marine Corps Firefighters are highly trained individuals. They are trained in fire suppression, rescue and emergency response. Their duties are similar to that of a civilian firefighter. Firefighters spend their time training and expanding their knowledge. Similar to civilian firefighters, they spend days together with other Marines in the firehouse and are required to be ready in a moment’s notice. One person will remain in an alert position, constantly watching for an emergency call.

Military Duties Translated:

Working in this MOS provides experience with fire response that directly relates to civilian careers. Marines can find positions with municipal firehouses as firefighters or with agencies as fire investigators. They can also work at airports or other aviation areas as emergency response and with hazardous materials response teams. The Marine Corps provides opportunities to Marines while they are serving to advance their skills, opening the door for more civilian job opportunities and higher pay. A few of those opportunities include apprenticeship programs through USMAP and credential programming through USMC COOL program.

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

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