Army MOS 12M Fire Fighter
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  • Perform rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crash incidents, vehicle
    emergencies and natural cover fires
  • Perform emergency response duties during hazardous materials incidents
  • Operate pumps, hoses and extinguishers
  • Force entry into aircraft, vehicles and buildings in order to fight fires and rescue personnel
  • Drive firefighting trucks and emergency rescue vehicles
  • Give first aid to injured personnel
  • Inspect aircraft, buildings and equipment for fire hazards
  • Teach fire protection procedures
  • Repair firefighting equipment and filling fire extinguishers

Training
Job training for Firefighter requires nine weeks of Basic Training, where you'll learn basic Soldiering
skills, and 13 weeks, one day of Advanced Individual Training and on-the-job instruction, including
practice in fighting fires. Part of this time is spent in the classroom and part in the field. Some of the skills
you'll learn about:

  • Types of fires
  • Firefighting equipment operations
  • Firefighting procedures
  • First aid procedures
  • Rescue procedures

Advanced Responsibilities
Advanced level Firefighters provides guidance, supervises and trains other Soldiers within their
discipline. As an advanced level Firefighter, you may be involved in:

  • Direct rescue and firefighting operations during structural fires, aircraft crash incidents, vehicle
    emergencies and natural cover fires
  • Direct emergency response crews during hazardous materials incidents
  • Maintain records and reports on fire department operations

Related Civilian Jobs
The skills you'll learn as a Firefighter will help prepare you for a future with city or county fire
departments, other government agencies or industrial firms where you'll be responsible for supervising
firefighters, protecting life, safeguarding property and conducting rescue efforts.
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Army MOS 12M Fire Fighter   
All Army bases have their own protection services,
including fire departments. Army firefighters are
responsible for protecting lives and property from fire.
Firefighters control fires and help prevent them in
buildings, aircraft and aboard ships. Firefighters
supervise or performs firefighting, rescue, salvage
and fire protection operations. Becoming a Firefighter
can be a very self rewarding career opportunity with a
high potential of producing civilian employment
options when you leave the Military.

Some of your duties as a Firefighter may include: