Uniformed Public Services

The Fire Service

Station Manager

To be a good station manager you have to be:

pro active, a team member, creative, kind, helpful, willing, kind and lots more.

What GCSE's you need:

16 weeks training

The BTEC Level 3 National Diploma in Public Services

Some colleges, in collaboration with local fire brigades

roles you might/ might carry out:

  • responding immediately and safely to emergency calls and requests for assistance;
  • attending emergency incidents including fires, road accidents, floods, bomb incidents, spillages of dangerous substances, and rail and air crashes;
  • rescuing trapped people and animals;
  • minimising distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive;safeguarding their own and other people's personal safety at all times;
  • responding quickly to unforeseen circumstances as they arise;
  • cleaning up and checking the site after dealing with an incident;
  • taking time to become familiar with local streets, roads and buildings around their own and nearby fire stations in order to respond to emergency calls with the utmost speed and efficiency;
  • inspecting and maintaining the appliance (fire engine) and its equipment, assisting in the testing of fire hydrants and checking emergency water supplies;
  • undertaking drills and physical training and taking part in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters; maintaining the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a firefighter;
  • maintaining links with the local community and educating and informing the public to help promote fire safety, e.g. giving talks in schools and to local organisations, and home visits to offer advice.
  • Dept cheif fire officer

    what they do:

    • Public protection
    • working with the public
    • Desk work
    • fires
    • community
    • conselers

    Have to be:

    • brave
    • friendly
    • helpful
    • preparied
    • commited
    • patient