Personnel onboard HMAS Canberra conduct a damage control exercise during Force Integration Training

Commissioned Fire Officer

Commissioned Fire Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a fire service.

Overview

Commissioned Fire Officers provide high level management to support the running of geographical or operational sections of a fire service.

Day-to-day

  • establishes administrative and operational procedures by taking account of the organisation's operating environment
  • makes policy decisions and accepts responsibility for operations, performance of staff, achievement of targets and adherence to budgets, standards and procedures
  • establishes lines of control and delegates responsibilities to subordinate staff
  • represents the organisation in dealings with other organisations and the public
  • controls the collection and interpretation of management information to monitor performance
  • controls the use of, and accounting for, the assets and facilities of the organisation
  • prepares budgets and other management plans
  • prepares reports, authorises the release of information and handles public relations activities.

Considerations

  • stressful
  • working outdoors.

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To become a Commissioned Fire Officer

  • You will need to have extensive experience as a fire fighter and progress through the ranks of your profession to advance to the rank of a Commissioned Fire Officer.

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