B200:Damage Controlman

DC's do the work necessary for damage control, ship stability, firefighting, fire prevention, and chemical, biological and radiological (CBR) warfare defense. They also instruct personnel in the methods of damage control and CBR defense, and repair damage control equipment and systems. Damage Controlman class "A" school is approximately 10 weeks in duration. The school is located in Great Lakes, Illinois. The DC rating requires a 60 month (5 year) service obligation for those leaving for boot-camp in Fiscal Year 2018 and beyond.

Is there a clearance required?: No

Is this a combat or support MOS?: Support

Military Duties:

The duties performed by DCs include operating, repairing and maintaining installed firefighting systems and equipment, damage control equipment, and chemical, biological and radiological defense equipment. They train shipboard personnel in the operation, maintenance and repair of damage control systems and equipment, life saving devices, and various firefighting methods. Damage Controlmen perform emergency repairs to decks, structures and hulls by emergency pipe patching, plugging, and shoring. They perform maintenance and repair of watertight closures and assorted fittings, and perform emergency repairs to piping fittings and fixtures.

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.

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

Fire Marshall