1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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3995-11 Senior Fire Fighter

Supervises and coordinates the activities of Fire Fighters and participates in fire fighting activities.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this occupation is an AQF Diploma or higher qualification or at least 3 years relevant experience. In some instances relevant experience is required in addition to the formal qualification.

Tasks Include:

  • supervises and coordinates the activities of Fire Fighters
  • responds to fire alarms and emergency calls
  • accompanies fire-fighting appliances and other vehicles to scenes of fire or accident
  • monitors and leads fire fighting teams at fires and emergencies
  • coordinates training drills, joint exercises and inspections of buildings to ensure fire prevention standards are maintained
  • visits buildings and potential fire hazards to study access points and locations of hydrants
  • writes or supervises the writing of reports on shift activities and specific incidents
  • may supervise salvage operations

Fire Risk Assessor
Fire Safety Officer

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