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Fire Fighter I (1083)

Fire Fighter I

California State Personnel Board Specification

  • Schematic Code: BZ90
  • Class Code: 1083
  • Established: 10/10/1963
  • Revised: 04/20/1993
  • Title Changed: 10/01/1983


Under close supervision, as a temporary employee, to do heavy physical work involved in fire fighting as a member of a fire crew; to assist in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance and repair; and to do other related work.

Typical Tasks

As a member of a fire crew, receives training in wildland, rural, and struc- tural fire suppression methods and techniques; fights fire as a member of a fire crew using tools and equipment such as a shovel, axe, McLeod, Pulaski, and back pump; clears trails, cuts brush; assists in building, grounds, and equipment maintenance and repair; inspects, cleans and repairs fire hose and equipment, sharpens fire tools, paints equipment and buildings and performs semiskilled or laboring construction work; performs general station house- keeping and kitchen duties.

Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Age: 18 years at the time of appointment.

Knowledge and Abilities

Knowledge of: Good physical work methods.


Ability to: Do heavy physical work; exercise good judgment in hazardous fire suppression activity; accept and benefit from training in fire suppression work and techniques; follow directions; work safely with others; live in a fire station compatibly with others; respond quickly to oral commands or signals in emergency situations.

Special Personal Characteristics

Willingness to live and work in remote areas and on weekends and holidays and remain on duty 24 hours a day, as required; visual acuity, color vision and hearing sufficient to perform the assigned duties; physical strength, dex- terity and agility necessary to perform the duties of the position.

Additional Desirable Qualification

Possession of a valid California driver license of the appropriate class issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles.

  Updated: 6/3/2012
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