Fire Chiefs

(NOC 0642)

Career Description

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate firefighting operations and fire prevention activities in fire departments.

Duties May Include

Develop, implement and evaluate policies and procedures for the operation of a municipal fire department, a district fire region or an industrial firefighting service

Plan, direct and co-ordinate firefighting strategies for fire departments

Evaluate the type of fire, the extent of damage to buildings and the danger to nearby establishments

Direct activities at the scene of a fire,

Determine damage estimates and investigate the potential causes of a fire after extinguished

Develop and oversee the implementation of security and fire prevention campaigns

Represent the fire department in communications with government, the media and the public

Direct the training of personnel in firefighting methods

Co-ordinate and monitor budget and departmental resources.

Examples of Titles

Deputy Fire Chief
District Fire Chief
Fire Chief

Where They Work

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and by industrial establishments with firefighting services.

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Modified on April 07, 2022