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  • LVFD301
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    Texas A&M Forest Service is the lead agency for the state when it comes to all-hazard responses. Wildfires. Hurricanes. Floods. Tornados. Ice storms. Even the Space Shuttle Columbia recovery effort. We respond no matter the disaster.

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  • LVFD301
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    In Texas a Fire Coordinator will often lead a Texas Forest Service strike force for wildland fires, and would be subject to call up as support in a situation of any kind that requires a call up of one of the regional IMT groups, or for the state IMT. (TFS through Texas A&M is responsible for of course the Texas Forests, but also for all the Incident Management teams for any kind of event - such as the recent call out for Hurricane Harvey)

    Regional Fire Coordinators (RFC) are supervisory employees that respond to wildfires as well as interact regularly with the community and local government. RFCs also help train and equip area fire departments and work with local communities to reduce potential wildfire risks.

    Normally brought up through the ranks of Forestry Technicians, AKA Wildland Firefighters currently working for TFS.

    RFC's have a great boss BTW. Good job.

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  • captnjak
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    Originally posted by tree68 View Post

    Sounds like he's in NY state.

    The fire coordinator could be referred to as the mutual aid coordinator. It is a county level position and ultimately answers to the CEO of the county. They often also coordinate training within a county, and are also often the emergency manager.

    Our fire coordinator also runs (through an assistant) the 9-1-1 center.

    Our fire coordinator and his assistant are full-time. The deputy coordinators are volunteers - oftimes "retired" volunteer chiefs.

    On a fire scene the coordinators (full time and volunteer) serve only to advise, since the incident commander actually owns the scene. They have been known to assist in other ways, such as water supply, rehab, etc if there is not an officer otherwise available to handle the task. They will also assist with acquiring resources above and beyond what the IC will normally draw from (state haz spill, heavy equipment from municipalities or contractors, etc).

    Any time a fire goes above what serves as a first alarm, you'll usually see one show up on scene.

    While I could probably write myself a decent resume' for the job based on my knowledge of the coordinators job acquired over the years, having information about what is desired in a candidate would certainly help me include the appropriate information. But I'm not looking for the job.

    One might also consider contacting the county personnel department and asking for the job description...
    Thanks. Good info. In my county of residence the Fire Marshall's office handles mutual aid coordination.

    IN NYC it is through the emergency management office.

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  • tree68
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    Originally posted by captnjak View Post
    Two questions:

    What is a fire coordinator?

    Do you think you should be applying for a job for which you aren't even able to put a resume together?
    Sounds like he's in NY state.

    The fire coordinator could be referred to as the mutual aid coordinator. It is a county level position and ultimately answers to the CEO of the county. They often also coordinate training within a county, and are also often the emergency manager.

    Our fire coordinator also runs (through an assistant) the 9-1-1 center.

    Our fire coordinator and his assistant are full-time. The deputy coordinators are volunteers - oftimes "retired" volunteer chiefs.

    On a fire scene the coordinators (full time and volunteer) serve only to advise, since the incident commander actually owns the scene. They have been known to assist in other ways, such as water supply, rehab, etc if there is not an officer otherwise available to handle the task. They will also assist with acquiring resources above and beyond what the IC will normally draw from (state haz spill, heavy equipment from municipalities or contractors, etc).

    Any time a fire goes above what serves as a first alarm, you'll usually see one show up on scene.

    While I could probably write myself a decent resume' for the job based on my knowledge of the coordinators job acquired over the years, having information about what is desired in a candidate would certainly help me include the appropriate information. But I'm not looking for the job.

    One might also consider contacting the county personnel department and asking for the job description...
    Last edited by tree68; 12-06-2017, 08:27 PM.

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  • captnjak
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    Two questions:

    What is a fire coordinator?

    Do you think you should be applying for a job for which you aren't even able to put a resume together?

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  • drparasite
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    Forgive my ignorance, but what is a fire coordinator? is that a mutual aid coordinator? is that a chief level position within the department? are there any stated requirements within the job posting? is it a paid position, a volunteer position, or a volunteer position held by paid firefighters?

    I think you be better off by asking an existing fire coordinator what his resume looks like, and what they typically look for in position.

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  • bigfire77
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    Yes, next time it becomes available. Trying to be proactive.

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  • bigfire77
    started a topic Resume for Fire Coordinator

    Resume for Fire Coordinator

    Does anybody have or know where I can get a sample of a resume for a fire coordinator job?

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