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Career progression

Firefighters have the opportunity to progress. If the right skills, attitude and abilities are shown it is soon possible to be leading crews, watches or fire stations. Other routes through the organisation involve becoming a specialist in areas such as fire safety, fire investigation, technical rescue or command support.

Crew Managers are mainly responsible for fire appliances and their crew. They may also take charge of smaller incidents and provide support to Watch Managers.

Watch Managers lead a number of smaller teams at larger incidents. They may also work in areas such as fire safety inspection.