Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

Fire service officers (watch manager and below) co-ordinate and participate in firefighting activities, provide emergency services in the event of accidents or bomb alerts, and advise on fire prevention.


New workers
£ 23,607
£ 37,028
£ 47,425

Available jobs

In the past year there were 42,264 vacancies for this type of job

Related courses

People work towards these careers by taking these courses at college and uni.

What they do most days?

  • Supervises a watch.

  • Advises on fire safety measures in new buildings.

  • Attends and deals with bomb alerts and accidents involving spillage of hazardous substances.

  • Removes goods from fire damaged premises, clears excess water, makes safe any structural hazards and takes any other necessary steps to reduce damage to property.

  • Rescues people or animals trapped by fire or other emergency situations such as flooding and administers first aid.

  • Operates hose pipes, ladders, chemical, foam, gas or powder fire extinguishing appliances.

  • Travels to fire or other emergency by vehicle and locates water mains if necessary.

  • Arranges fire drills and tests alarm systems and equipment.

  • Inspects premises to identify potential fire hazards and to check that firefighting equipment is available and in working order and that statutory fire safety regulations are met.

Hard Skills

Hard skills are specific, learnable, measurable, often industry or occupation-specific abilities related to a position.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Firefighting

  • Fire Safety

  • Chemical Accidents

  • Fire Service

  • Breathing Equipment

  • Risk Analysis

  • Emergency Response

  • Optometry

  • Aruba (Network Management Software)

  • Body Mass Index (BMI)

Soft Skills

Soft skills can be self-taught and usually do not necessitate a certain completed level of education.

Skills are ranked based on the number of job adverts that list them as required skills.

  • Physical Fitness

  • Enthusiasm

  • Communication

  • English Language

  • Mathematics

  • First Aid

  • Management

  • Operations

  • Teamwork

  • Resilience

How do I get a job like this?

People in these types of job started their career paths after studying courses like the ones below.