5411-Fire-Fighting and Rescue Officers

Job Title: 

Fire-Fighting and Rescue Officers

Job Description: 

Fire-fighters and rescue officers prevent, fight and extinguish fires and assist in
other emergencies, protect life and property and conduct rescue efforts.


Tasks include:

  • responding to fire alarms and other calls for assistance, such as automobile and industrial accidents, bomb threats and other emergencies
  • controlling and extinguishing fires using manual and power equipment and fire-fighting chemicals
  • fighting special types of fires and using special equipment in industrial establishments
  • rescuing people from burning buildings and accident sites and those trapped in dangerous situations
  • preventing or limiting the spread of dangerous substances in case of fires or accidents
  • informing the public about fire prevention
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Fire-fighter (general)
Aircraft accident fire fighter
Fire salvage specialist
Fire investigator

Specific Occupations: 

Fire-fighting and rescue officer

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore