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Job Description: 
Firefighters prevent, fight and extinguish fires and assist in other emergencies, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) responding to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other emergencies
  • (b) controlling and extinguishing fires using manual and power equipment and firefighting chemicals
  • (c) fighting special types of fires and using special equipment in industrial establishments
  • (d) rescuing people from burning buildings and accident sites and those trapped in dangerous situations
  • (e) preventing or limiting the spread of dangerous substances in case of fires or accidents
  • (f) informing the public about fire prevention.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Firefighter
- Forest firefighter


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Fire inspector - 3112
- Fire prevention specialist - 3112
- Fire investigator - 3119

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