Fire Service Officers (Watch Manager and Below)

Workers in this unit group co-ordinate and participate in fire fighting activities, provide emergency services in the event of accidents or bomb alerts, and advise on fire prevention.


New workers
£ 8,615
£ 35,970
£ 46,295

Available jobs

In the past year there were 38,694 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 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 fire fighting 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 Protection Engineering

  • Fire Alarm Systems

  • Risk Analysis

  • Fire Safety

  • Chemical Accidents

  • Surveying

  • Auditing

  • Fire Strategy

  • Key Performance Indicators (KPIs)

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.

  • Communications

  • Management

  • Customer Service

  • Enthusiasm

  • Report Writing

  • Physical Fitness

  • Teamwork

  • Planning

  • Operations

  • Problem Solving

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.