Profession fire commissioner

Fire commissioners oversee the activity of the fire department making sure the services supplied are effective and the necessary equipment is provided. They develop and manage the business policies ensuring the legislation in the field is followed. Fire commissioners perform safety inspections and promotes fire prevention education.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Investigative
  • Enterprising / Conventional
  • Social / Enterprising

Knowledge

  • Personnel management

    The methodologies and procedures involved in the hiring and development of employees in order to ensure value for the organisation, as well as personnel needs, benefits, conflict resolution and ensuring a positive corporate climate.

  • Government policy

    The political activities, plans, and intentions of a government for a legislative session for concrete causes.

  • Fire safety regulations

    The legal rules to be applied for fire safety and fire prevention in a facility.

  • Fire prevention procedures

    The regulations concerning fire and explosion prevention, and the equipment, systems and methods used in it.

  • Building codes

    The set of guidelines that determine the minimum standards for buildings and other constructions in order to protect public health and safety.

Skills

  • Communicate health and safety measures

    Ensure that current standards are understood and applied. Keep a record of injuries. Provide advice, instructions, etc.

  • Conduct fire safety inspections

    Conduct inspections in buildings and on sites to assess their fire prevention and safety equipment, evacuation strategies, and related strategies, and ensure compliance with safety regulations.

  • Conduct public presentations

    Speak in public and interact with those present. Prepare notices, plans, charts, and other information to support the presentation.

  • Perform risk analysis

    Identify and assess factors that may jeopardise the success of a project or threaten the organisation's functioning. Implement procedures to avoid or minimise their impact.

  • Inspect fire equipment

    Inspect fire equipment, such as fire extinguishers, sprinkler systems, and fire vehicle systems, to ensure the equipment is functional and to assess its faults.

  • Manage budgets

    Conduct cost estimates and budget planning. Monitor the budget, as well as costs and expenses. Forecast the budget development continuously. Report on the budget.

  • Manage major incidents

    Take immediate action to respond to major incidents that affect the safety and security of individuals in private or public places such as road accidents.

  • Ensure equipment availability

    Ensure that the necessary equipment is provided, ready and available for use before start of procedures.

  • Perform maintenance on fire alarm systems

    Monitor the fire alarm system in the building and maintain emergency lights and smoke detectors by performing regular testing.

  • Educate public on fire safety

    Develop and execute educational and promotional plans to educate the public on fire prevention knowledge and methods, fire safety such as the ability to identify hazards and the use of fire safety equipment, and to raise awareness on fire prevention issues.

Optional knowledge and skills

building materials industry coordinate fire fighting fire-fighting systems environmental policy provide training legal research fire protection engineering construction methods mechanical systems advise on government policy compliance business knowledge

Common job titles

  • Patrol deputy
  • Osha health consultant
  • Law clerk
  • Director
  • Director of ems compliance - marc unit
  • Supply chain logistics ground support specialist
  • Watch commander
  • Records specialist-forms and records analyst 2
  • Building and fire code specialist 2
  • Code compliance officer