Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 0432

Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate firefighting operations and fire prevention activities in fire departments. Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and by industrial establishments with firefighting services.

Job Duties for Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

  • develop, put into use and evaluate policies and procedures for the operation of a municipal fire department, a district fire region or an industrial firefighting service
  • plan, direct and co-ordinate firefighting strategies for fire departments
  • evaluate the type of fire, the extent of damage to buildings and the danger to nearby establishments
  • direct activities at the scene of a fire
  • determine damage estimates and investigate the potential causes of a fire after extinguished
  • direct the training of personnel in firefighting methods
  • develop and oversee the use of fire prevention campaigns
  • represent the fire department in communications with government, the media and the public
  • co-ordinate and monitor budget and departmental resources.

Working Conditions for Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers

Work is performed in an office environment.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Airport Fire Department Chief
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • District Fire Chief
  • Division Chief - Fire Department
  • Fire Chief
  • Fire Department Assistant Deputy Chief
  • Fire Department Assistant Manager
  • Fire Department Chief
  • Fire Department Division Chief
  • Fire Department Duty Officer
  • Firefighters Executive Officer
  • Industrial Fire Chief
  • Refinery Fire Chief
  • Sawmill Fire Chief
  • Senior Firefighting Officer
  • Deputy Fire Chief
  • District Fire Chief
  • Fire Chief