Occupation description: Control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. Duties may include fire prevention, emergency medical service, hazardous material response, search and rescue, and disaster assistance.
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Employment and Job Openings
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Alaska’s employment growth is low with very high employment opportunities. Read more.
Labor Force Indicators
|2011 Worker Characteristics
|Total workers||Nonresident workers
||Percent nonresident||Percent age 45 plus||Percent age 50 plus
|2011 Potential Supply
|Qualified but working in another occupation||256
|Currently employed in a lower paid occupation||116
|UI claimants previously working in occupation||77
|2011 ALEXsys Employment Data
|Number of registrants
|Number of job position postings
|Ratio of registrants to job position postings
Typical Entry-level Education, Experience, and/or On-the-job Training
|Education: Postsecondary non-degree award
||Work experience: None
||On-the-job training: Long-term on-the-job training