What does an Aviation Firefighter do?

A firefighter is responsible for protecting the public in various dangerous situations. They are responsible for ensuring that a fire is put out as well as responding to other emergency situations. A few of the main duties of a firefighter are developing performing CPR, providing emergency services, responding to fire alarms, and putting out fires in buildings. They also have to participate in public safety announcements and training. Some of the jobs titles that a firefighter could grow into are fire protection engineer and firefighter shift captain.

A firefighter should have two years of experience as well as a High School Diploma or GED equivalent. One of the most important skills that a firefighter will have is the ability to remain calm under pressure. Another skill is problem solving as the firefighter will have to be able to fix problems quickly under pressure.

  • Respond to fire alarms quickly
  • Participate in public safety announcements and training
  • Write reports of incidents that take place
  • Give CPR to people in need
  • Perform salvage operations after a fire
  • Support other medical personnel on a call
  • Perform fire inspections on houses and buildings
  • Perform fire drills to practice for emergency events
  • No experience necessary but preferred
  • EMT certified preferred
  • Ability to remain calm under pressure
  • Incredible problem solving abilities
  • Amazing physical strength
  • Ability to pass a medical exam
  • Ability to create reports for superiors
  • Excellent communications skills
  • Willing to go the extra mile to save a person's life
EducationBachelor's Degree
Work/Life Balance
3.4 ★
Salary Range--
Career Opportunity
3.6 ★
Avg. Experience8+ years

Aviation Firefighter Salaries

Average Base Pay

£31,118 /yr
Same as national average
Not including cash compensation
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£22K
Median: £31K
£43K
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Aviation Firefighter Career Path

Learn how to become an Aviation Firefighter, what skills and education you need to succeed, and what level of pay to expect at each step on your career path.

L2
Firefighter
£30,900/yr
L3
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Aviation Firefighter Insights

Read what Aviation Firefighter professionals have to say about their job experiences and view top companies for this career.
City of Isle of PalmsCity of Isle of Palms
Firefighter
5 Oct 2021

“IOPFD are a great group of guys to work with some of the best in the business.”

Hampden Fire Department
Firefighter
22 Apr 2021

“Good people trying to do the best they can with what they have to protect their town.”

US NavyUS Navy
Fire Controlman
19 Apr 2021

“It is a stable job that pays well once you get higher up in rank that is largely based on team play and networking.”

Grayback ForestryGrayback Forestry
Wildland Firefighter
21 Oct 2020

“People are amazing and the work we do is great”

Spotsylvania County- VASpotsylvania County- VA
Firefighter/EMT
19 Oct 2020

“Overall the job was fun and leadership was helpful.”

Honolulu Fire Department
Firefighter
15 Oct 2019

“Great work and life balance”

Shelby County Fire Department (TN)Shelby County Fire Department (TN)
Firefighter
9 May 2021

“Nice opportunity for growth and career development”

South Placer Fire Dist
Retired Fire Captain
29 Oct 2020

“There aren't any cons when your job is exactly what you've wanted to do.”

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