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Assign firefighters to jobs at strategic locations to facilitate rescue of persons and maximize application of extinguishing agents.
||Forest Fire Fighting and Prevention Supervisors
- Serve as a working leader of an engine, hand, helicopter, or prescribed fire crew of three or more firefighters.
- Request and dispatch crews and position equipment so fires can be contained safely and effectively.
- Direct and supervise prescribed burn projects and prepare postburn reports, analyzing burn conditions and results.
- Monitor fire suppression expenditures to ensure that they are necessary and reasonable.
- Lead work crews in the maintenance of structures or access roads in forest areas.
||Forest Fire Inspectors and Prevention Specialists
- Direct crews working on firelines during forest fires.
- Direct maintenance and repair of firefighting equipment, or requisition new equipment.
- Administer regulations regarding sanitation, fire prevention, violation corrections, and related forest regulations.
- Summon medical help for injured individuals and alert medical personnel to take statements from them.
- Notify command of situation and request assistance.
- Maintain contact with fire dispatchers at all times to notify them of the need for additional firefighters and supplies, or to detail any difficulties encountered.
- Serve as fully trained lead helicopter crewmember and as helispot manager.
- Supervise staff, training them, planning their work, and evaluating their performance.
- Develop and coordinate fire prevention programs, such as false alarm billing, fire inspection reporting, and hazardous materials management.
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