Private company firefighter - Salary and Career
Firefighters and lifeguards

Private company firefighter - Career description, activities, functions and salary

They prevent risk situations and perform land, water and height rescues, protecting people and property from fires, explosions, leaks, drowning or any other emergency situation, with the aim of saving and rescuing lives, providing first aid, checking the state of the victim to perform the appropriate procedure, carry out courses and educational campaigns, forming and training teams, brigades and emergency volunteer corps.

How much does an Private company firefighter earn

A Private company firefighter earns between $1.311 and $5.070 per month, with an average monthly salary of $2.224 and a median salary of $1.890 according to an Averwage.com salary survey along with to data of professionals hired and fired by companies in the labor market.

Our research is based on the salaries of 18.626 professionals hired and dismissed by the period from 06/2021 to 05/2022 (last year).


Salary ranges for the Private company firefighter

Monthly Salary Annual Salary Salary Per Week Hourly Salary
Average wage 2.224 26.682 556 11
1º Quartile 1.311 15.736 328 7
Median Salary 1.890 22.680 473 10
3º Quartile 3.866 46.398 967 20
Higher Salary 5.070 60.838 1.267 26


Professional job categories

  • Service workers, trade sellers in stores and markets
    • service workers
      • safety and security services workers
        • firefighters and lifeguards

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Main workplaces

Firefighters and lifeguards they operate in commerce, industry, services and agriculture. They are employees with a formal contract, they are organized as a team, working indoors and outdoors, day and night and in shifts. They are, according to the specialty of the occupation, exposed to toxic materials, radiation, intense noise, humidity and high temperatures.


What does it take to work in the field of Firefighters and lifeguards

Work safety firefighters and lifeguards are required to complete elementary school, and for aerodrome firefighters to complete high school. A basic qualification course of 200 to 400 class hours is required for all. Civilian lifeguards who work on the seafront usually receive training given by military police lifeguards.


Functions and activities of Private company firefighter

Firefighters and lifeguards must:

  • conduct courses and educational campaigns;
  • working with safety and biosafety;
  • communicate;
  • prepare for events;
  • demonstrate personal skills;
  • work safely and biosafety;
  • fighting fire;
  • prevention of accidents (fire, leakage, explosion);
  • perform educational courses and campaigns;
  • prevent accidents (fire, leak, explosion);
  • carry out courses and educational campaigns;
  • prevent accidents (fire, leakage, explosion);
  • give first aid;
  • carry out courses and educational campaigns;
  • control accidents with dangerous goods;
  • prepare for occurrences;
  • conduct educational courses and campaigns;
  • control dangerous goods accidents;
  • perform land, water and height rescue;
  • work with safety and biosafety;
  • fighting;

  • Activities

    • relocating waste;
    • go to the place of occurrence safely;
    • support fire fighting institutions (pam, city hall...);
    • isolate area;
    • capture animals and insects (venomous, rabid);
    • exchange information;
    • drowned tow;
    • confine combat to the affected area (salvatar);
    • route;
    • specialize professionally;
    • maintain emotional control;
    • decontaminate equipment;
    • approach the victim;
    • inspect facilities;
    • check for bleeding and deformities;
    • exercise;
    • remove drowned from water;
    • develop statistics;
    • short up walls, floors, roofs, ravines, pits;
    • surveil bathers;
    • search for victims;
    • prepare emergency plan;
    • dig burial site;
    • approve fire and panic safety projects;
    • remove the public from the place;
    • taking vaccines;
    • persuade suicide otherwise;
    • analyze beach topography;
    • eliminate possible fires;
    • sort occurrence;
    • evaluating proportion and type of fire;
    • signal of hazardous locations;
    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • notify department and section for compliance with safety standards;
    • de-energize the location;
    • specify equipment for acquisition;
    • triggering fire information;
    • clear the victim's airway;
    • deliver educational classes and lectures;
    • identify dangerous goods;
    • attaching water hoses (pump-arm);
    • train fire and rescue teams;
    • provide artificial respiration;
    • talk to the victim;
    • select vehicles;
    • define action plan;
    • provide for equipment maintenance;
    • retrain yourself professionally;
    • inform the operations center;
    • demonstrate humanity;
    • returning fire waste;
    • supply equipment and vehicle;
    • train fire brigades and site abandonment;
    • cut hardware;
    • remove trees in imminent danger of falling;
    • immobilize victim;
    • preserve location for expertise;
    • neutralize dangerous goods;
    • inspire confidence;
    • demarcate a safety distance;
    • organizing local traffic;
    • physically dominate suicide and victim;
    • relate with the community;
    • extinguishing fire;
    • requalify yourself professionally;
    • assessing risk situations;
    • call support;
    • whistle warning;
    • repackage dangerous goods;
    • enter victim data;
    • check equipment and material status;
    • check the victim's level of consciousness;
    • rescue victim;
    • create a performance report of the affiliates and partners;
    • calm down victim;
    • communicate via signals;
    • monitor atmospheric conditions;
    • hygiene equipment;
    • ventilate crash site;
    • form fire brigades;
    • set up decontamination corridor;
    • approach victim;
    • collect decontamination residues;
    • taking care of your safety and that of the team;
    • listen to victim and witness accounts;
    • map hazardous area;
    • perform anamnesis of the victim;
    • swim with dexterity;
    • care for the environment;
    • contain leaking container;
    • positioning vehicles and vessels;
    • monitor atmospheric conditions;
    • distribute tasks and roles;
    • find victim;
    • submit to a chemical bath for decontamination;
    • associate the victim's status with the accident site;
    • control response time;
    • check equipment and vehicle operation;
    • practice scuba diving;
    • signal for hazardous locations;
    • exterminate victims;
    • select clothing according to the occurrence;
    • monitor risky operations;
    • associate the victim's state with the accident site;
    • activate responsible bodies;
    • sort occurrence;
    • work ethically;
    • work as a team;
    • demonstrate fatigue resistance;
    • eliminate risk situations;
    • operationalize vehicles and vessels;
    • check breathing and circulation;
    • inform operations center;
    • observe oceanographic conditions;
    • work as a team;
    • protect assets;
    • create a performance report of partners and partners;
    • inspect fire protection system;
    • transport victim to medical center;
    • using personal protective equipment;
    • recognize workplace;
    • check effective;
    • leave safe place;
    • use rescue and firefighting techniques;
    • do cardiac massage;
    • guide public;
    • simulate occurrences with company employees;
    • demonstrate solidarity;
    • provide oxygen supply;
    • show courage;
    • perform search operations;
    • submit to periodic examinations;
    • create containment dikes;
    • establish escape route;
    • evacuate site;
    • report occurrences in form;
    • form an emergency volunteer corps;
    • confine combat to affected area (salvatar);
    • eliminate hazardous situations;
    • stabilize the victim;
    • demonstrate readiness;
    • evaluate proportion and type of fire;


    Sectors that hire Private company firefighter the most in the job market

    • other service activities provided mainly to companies
    • cleaning in buildings and households
    • combined building support services
    • professional and management development training
    • temporary labor lease
    • fire prevention system installations
    • building condominiums
    • building construction
    • supply and management of human resources for third parties
    • surveillance and private security activities




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