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    Fire-fighters prevent, fight and try to extinguish fires, rescue persons and salvage property and goods during and after fires and major accidents.

    Tasks include -

    (a) preventing, fighting and extinguishing fires;

    (b) fighting special types of fires and using special equipment in industrial establishments;

    (c) preventing and extinguishing fires in crashed or damaged aircraft and rescuing crew and passengers;

    (d) rescuing persons and salvaging property and goods during and after fires and major accidents;

    (e) preventing or limiting the spread of dangerous substances in case of fires or accidents;

    (f) performing related tasks;

    (g) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Fire-fighter

  • Fire-fighter, aircraft accidents

  • Fire-fighter, forest

  • Salvage man, fire

  • Salvage woman, fire

  • Some related occupations classified elsewhere:

  • Inspector, fire - 3151

  • Investigator, fire - 3151

  • Specialist, fire prevention - 31 51

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 Updated 18 September 2004, by VA.