Fire fighting personnel are also found in military headquarters and they are responsible for the protection of lives and properties, put off and control fire to protect military facilities, aircrafts and buildings. They are considered enlisted personnel in the chain of command.
The usual duties and responsibilities of Fire-fighters in the military include:
• Take charges of fire fighting equipment, vehicles, pumps and hoses
• Execute force entry to military aircrafts, building s and vehicles in order to put off fires and prevent the facilities from further damage
• Maneuver fire fighting trucks, vehicles during fires
• Take charge in giving first aid treatment to fire victims
• Conduct inspections in military buildings to check which are already fire hazards
• Execute repairs of firefighting equipment
The field of study which is helpful in this kind of job in the military includes:
• Willingness to stay cool in times of difficult situations
• Skills to decide carefully and decisively
• The will to risk lives in order to save other people
Classroom instructions as well as actual experience in related jobs are ideal for training. Other course contents also include:
• Learning types of fires and how to take control of them
• Equipment operations in firefighting activities
• Procedures and basics in first aid so that performance can be enhanced
• Procedures and guidelines on rescue operations which is necessary to execute clear rescue operations in especially difficult situations
The Fire-fighters in the military work in offices in largest military facilities all over the world. They also work in the field during training and actual fire control when the need arise.
The civilian Fire-fighters work in manufacturing and industrial plants which have firefighting vehicles, national and local government fire fighting units. Their jobs are only the same with that of the military.