What Firefighters Do

 
Job Duties


The job of a firefighter may not be what you think. Fighting fires is only a small part of what firefighters do. As a matter of fact, only 20% of 9-1-1 calls are fire related. The other 80% are requests for Emergency Medical Service (EMS) such as heart attacks, car accidents, home accidents, drowning's, etc.

Duties are not limited to responding to calls. Firefighters provide a wide variety of other services during their work shift. Below is a partial of list of some of these duties.


Firefighter Duties
 
  • Station and Apparatus Maintenance
  • Continuing Education Training
  • Community Education
  • Public Service Work
  • Building Inspections 
 
Shift Work
  Mesa Firefighters work 24-hour shifts. Work begins at 7:00 AM (0700) and ends at 7:00 AM (0700) the next morning. Firefighters normally work ten (10) shifts per month.
The Fire Department couldn't function without civilian support personnel.  Here is a list of fire department support divisions that employ civilians:
  • Fire Prevention
  • Community Services
  • Vehicle Maintenance
  • Technical/Computer Services
  • Personnel
  • Wellness
  • Warehouse Management
  • Administration

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