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Lead statementFire chiefs and senior firefighting officers plan, organize, direct, control and evaluate firefighting operations and fire prevention activities in fire departments. Fire chiefs and senior firefighting officers are employed by municipal and federal governments and by industrial establishments with firefighting services.
- deputy fire chief
- district fire chief
- fire chief
- Completion of secondary school is required.
- Completion of a college program in fire protection technology, fire science or a related field is usually required.
- Completion of a provincial or municipal firefighters training course is required.
- A minimum of ten years of experience as a firefighter is usually required before becoming eligible for a senior officer position.