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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

  • $80,000

    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

88.2%

Unknown

6.2%

Female

5.6%
Ethnicity

White

66.7%

Hispanic or Latino

12.2%

Black or African American

11.8%

Asian

5.8%

Unknown

3.6%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

40.0%

German

20.0%

Korean

15.0%

French

10.0%

Dutch

5.0%

Carrier

5.0%

Cheyenne

5.0%
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Fire Chief Education

Schools

Columbia Southern University

26.7%

Community College of the Air Force

13.6%

The Academy

10.9%

University of Phoenix

5.0%

Oklahoma State University

5.0%

Grand Canyon University

5.0%

Kaplan University

3.5%

Pikes Peak Community College

3.5%

Central Texas College

3.1%

University of Cincinnati

2.7%

Anna Maria College

2.7%

Louisiana State University at Eunice

2.3%

Texas A&M University

2.3%

Trident Technical College

1.9%

Ashford University

1.9%

Jacksonville State University

1.9%

Eastern Michigan University

1.9%

Excelsior College

1.9%

A-Technical College

1.9%

University of Kansas

1.9%
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Majors

Fire Science And Protection

32.6%

Business

15.0%

Criminal Justice

7.9%

Medical Technician

7.0%

Management

5.9%

Public Administration

5.9%

Homeland Security

4.7%

Education

3.1%

General Studies

2.8%

Occupational Safety And Health

2.5%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

2.0%

Automotive Technology

1.6%

Elementary Education

1.3%

Human Resources Management

1.3%

Electrical Engineering

1.2%

Law Enforcement

1.2%

Computer Science

1.0%

Nursing

1.0%

Computer Information Systems

1.0%

Communication

0.9%
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Degrees

Other

34.8%

Bachelors

24.9%

Associate

17.7%

Masters

13.9%

Certificate

6.3%

Doctorate

1.1%

Diploma

0.9%

License

0.3%
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Average Yearly Salary
$80,000
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$37,000
Min 10%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$80,000
Median 50%
$172,000
Max 90%
Highest Paying City
Lincoln, NE
Highest Paying State
North Dakota
Avg Experience Level
8.1 years
How much does a Fire Chief make at top companies?
The national average salary for a Fire Chief in the United States is $80,422 per year or $39 per hour. Those in the bottom 10 percent make under $37,000 a year, and the top 10 percent make over $172,000.

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Top Skills for A Fire Chief

  1. Emergency Situations
  2. Fire Service
  3. Personnel Management
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Direct all fire ground operations and equipment to mitigate emergency situations.
  • Completed study and certification as Fire Service Financial Manager.
  • Performed supervisory personnel management responsibilities.
  • Developed fire contingency plans for a growing community where public safety issues commonly lagged behind annexation and growth.
  • Developed, reviewed and implemented fire fighting policies and procedures in accordance with the federal and territorial legislation.

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