Army MOS 12M Fire Fighter

All Army bases have their own protection services, including fire departments. Army firefighters are responsible for protecting lives and property from fire. Firefighters control fires and help prevent them in buildings, aircraft and aboard ships. Firefighters supervise or performs firefighting, rescue, salvage and fire protection operations.

Some of your duties as a Firefighter may include:

Perform rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crash incidents, vehicle emergencies and natural cover fires
Perform emergency response duties during hazardous materials incidents
Operate pumps, hoses and extinguishers
Force entry into aircraft, vehicles and buildings in order to fight fires and rescue personnel
Drive firefighting trucks and emergency rescue vehicles
Give first aid to injured personnel
Inspect aircraft, buildings and equipment for fire hazards
Teach fire protection procedures
Repair firefighting equipment and filling fire extinguishers

Training
Job training for Firefighter requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you’ll learn basic Soldiering skills, and 13 weeks, one day of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including practice in fighting fires. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills you’ll learn about:

Types of fires
Firefighting equipment operations
Firefighting procedures
First aid procedures
Rescue procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Firefighters provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within their discipline. As an advanced level Firefighter, you may be involved in:

Direct rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crash incidents, vehicle emergencies and natural cover fires

Direct emergency response crews during hazardous materials incidents
Maintain records and reports on fire department operations

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you’ll learn as a Firefighter will help prepare you for a future with city or county fire departments, other government agencies or industrial firms where you’ll be responsible for supervising firefighters, protecting life, safeguarding property and conducting rescue efforts.

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