Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster management. [SOC] Firefighters are exposed to simple asphyxiants, chemical asphyxiants, and pulmonary irritants. [Bizovi KE. Smoke Inhaltion Among Firefighters. Occup Med. 1995 Oct-Dec;10(4):721-33.]
Related jobs: Search and rescue workers; Disaster management workers; Hazardous materials response workers; First responders; See "Firefighting" in Processes.
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