MOS 21M, Firefighter Duty Descriptions

In 2004, the Engineer MOS changed from CMF 12 to CMF 21. In 2009, the Engineer MOS changed again, from CMF 21 to CMF 12.

Conducts rescue and firefighting operations during fires, aircraft and vehicle accidents, and natural disasters; provides and performs emergency response for hazardous materials incidents; assists law enforcement and medical personnel when necessary; maintains lifesaver qualification; provides first aid to injured personnel; tests hydrant and fire suppression systems and alarms; maintains records and reports; operates and performs operator level maintenance on equipment and vehicles;

12M2O Lead Firefighter
Serves as a Lead Firefighter for a Modular Ammunition Company; directly responsible for the overall management and accountability of two fully equipped fire trucks and ten sets of firefighting gear with associated equipment valued in excess of $1.3 million; responsible for the development, execution, and proficiency sustainment of the company firefighting section training; directly responsible for the overall management, supervision, training, professional development, health, and welfare of six Soldiers.

Senior Firefighter
Oversees firehouse operations; maintains personnel training and qualifications; educates base agencies on risks and fire resources; conducts fire prevention operations including routine, recurring inspections and pre-fire planning; analyzes vulnerabilities and hazards and develops plans to mitigate potential damage; coordinates with all agencies to identify hazardous materials and risks; prepares for hazardous materials emergency response; tests hydrant and alarm systems; conducts initial fire investigations.

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