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Working As A Fire Chief

  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public
  • Assisting and Caring for Others
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Stressful

  • $70,670

    Average Salary

What Does A Fire Chief Do At City of College Station

* Establish policies, procedures and regulations for firefighting, fire prevention, and emergency medical services standards of the City.
* Supervise subordinate personnel and coordinate activities of Municipal Fire Department.
* Approve training of personnel and administer laws and regulations affecting the Fire Department.
* Coordinate mutual fire protection plans with surrounding municipalities.
* Prepare departmental budget.
* Confer with officials and community groups and conduct public relations campaigns to present need for changes in laws and policies and to encourage fire prevention.
* Oversee fire cause investigations and building inspections for fire hazards.
* Work closely with local and state Divisions of Emergency Management for disaster preparedness for mitigation, planning, response and recovery efforts.
* Performs related duties as assigned

What Does A Fire Chief Do At United States Steel

* Manages Fire Department Health & Safety Program consistent with corporate policy and procedures.
* Facilitates the development and delivery of training programs for all aspects of the Security and Fire Protection Services Department.
* Develops and maintains a professional working relationship with outside agencies.
* Facilitates the creation, update and maintenance of all Standard Operating Procedures for the department to ensure the department performs in a safe efficient manner to promote life safety and loss prevention.
* Ensures compliance regarding the installation, inspection, and testing of fixed and mobile fire protection systems and apparatus.
* Provides guidance and supervision to all members of the Security and Fire Protection Services Department.
* Prepares departmental budget and business plan and manages same.
* On call 24 hours/7 days a week.
* Notified of all fire, rescue, hazardous materials and EMS incidents involving USS property, employees, contractors, and visitors.
* Represents the Security and Fire Protection Services Department at internal and external meetings.
* Ensures standards of care are maintained in reference to emergency medical operations

What Does A Fire Chief Do At Centerra Group LLC.

* The Assistant Fire Chiefs) will be a full-time employee of the OPERATOR and must be on site a minimum of forty (40) hours per week, eight (8) hours per day.
* In the Fire Chief's absence, the Assistant Fire Chiefs) will at all times be accessible by phone for emergencies, and available to be contacted by the TRUST by and through the Director of Airports or his designated representative on an on-call basis 24 hours a day.
* In the Fire Chief's absence, this position will ensure the OPERATOR operates within the constraints of the Annual Budget and be capable of ensuring the proper operation of the ARFF operation

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Fire Chief Demographics

Gender

Male

92.5%

Female

6.2%

Unknown

1.3%
Ethnicity

White

67.0%

Hispanic or Latino

12.0%

Black or African American

11.1%

Asian

6.1%

Unknown

3.8%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

37.5%

German

18.8%

Korean

18.8%

Dutch

6.3%

French

6.3%

Carrier

6.3%

Cheyenne

6.3%
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Fire Chief Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

26.0%

Community College of the Air Force

10.7%

The Academy

10.2%

Oklahoma State University

5.6%

Grand Canyon University

5.6%

Anna Maria College

4.5%

University of Cincinnati

4.0%

University of Phoenix

3.4%

Pikes Peak Community College

3.4%

Texas A&M University

2.8%

University of North Carolina at Charlotte

2.8%

Kaplan University

2.8%

Eastern Kentucky University

2.3%

Louisiana State University at Eunice

2.3%

Trident Technical College

2.3%

Eastern New Mexico University

2.3%

A-Technical College

2.3%

Southern New Hampshire University

2.3%

Central Texas College

2.3%

Community College of Rhode Island

2.3%
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Majors

Fire Science And Protection

32.3%

Business

13.3%

Criminal Justice

8.3%

Medical Technician

6.9%

Management

6.1%

Public Administration

6.1%

Homeland Security

5.5%

General Studies

3.0%

Occupational Safety And Health

3.0%

Education

2.7%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.3%

Elementary Education

1.6%

Automotive Technology

1.3%

Human Resources Management

1.3%

Law Enforcement

1.3%

Computer Science

1.1%

Electrical Engineering

1.1%

Environmental Science

1.1%

Psychology

1.1%

Communication

0.9%
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Degrees

Other

36.9%

Bachelors

23.5%

Associate

17.0%

Masters

14.6%

Certificate

5.5%

Doctorate

1.3%

Diploma

0.7%

License

0.5%
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Top Skills for A Fire Chief

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  1. Fire Departments
  2. Emergency
  3. Public Safety
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  • Regulated all facets of designated fire departments consisting of Emergency Operations Command and Control.
  • Manage crews as Incident Commander during tactical firefighting operations, emergency medical responses, hazardous materials incidents and airfield operations.
  • Develop relationships with the community as a team approach to issues in providing for public safety.
  • Established standard operating procedures on various types of incidents in order to improve department operations and Firefighter safety.
  • Instructed community fire prevention programs as well as inspected businesses and enforced fire code.

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