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Firefighter First Responder Salary
in Virginia, United States

$50,740 (USD)

Average Salary

$24/hr

Average Hourly

$N/A

Average Bonus

Last updated: February 20, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Firefighter First Responder is $50,740 a year and $24 an hour in Virginia, United States. The average salary range for a Firefighter First Responder is between $37,269 and $61,943. On average, a High School Degree is the highest level of education for a Firefighter First Responder. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Virginia, United States.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Combats and suppresses fires, defends life and property, and maintains equipment as volunteer or employee of city, township, or industrial plant.
  • Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls.
  • Picks hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.
  • Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures.
  • Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using ax, chisel, crowbar, electric saw, core cutter, and other power equipment.
  • Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.
  • Administers first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke.
  • Communicates with superior during fire, using portable two-way radio.
  • Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances.
  • Performs assigned duties in maintaining apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants.
  • Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques.
  • May fill fire extinguishers in institutions or industrial plants.
  • May issue forms to building owners, listing fire regulation violations to be corrected.
  • May drive and operate firefighting vehicles and equipment.
  • May be assigned duty in marine division of fire department and be designated firefighter, marine.
Firefighter First Responder Job Prevalence in Virginia, United States

Job family: Firefighters

Job family population: 319,860

Estimated population of Firefighter First Responder jobs: 46,648

Rate of error: 0.7%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
$58,822
5 Year Change:
16 %

Education

Skills

Skills data not available for this job

Firefighter First Responder Job Listings for Virginia, United States

Firefighter/EMT
Jan 28
Fairfax, United States
Fairfax County Government
The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) has modified the Firefighter/EMT applicant ... Certification as a Hazardous Materials First Responder in accordance with Fairfax County training ...
Restaurant Cashier
Jan 28
Richmond, VA, USA
Mission Barbecue
We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders--all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas ...
Restaurant Cashier
Jan 28
City of Fredericksburg, VA, USA
Mission Barbecue
We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders--all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas ...
Restaurant Cashier
Jan 28
Hampton, VA, USA
Mission Barbecue
We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders--all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas ...
GREAT RESTAURANT MANAGERS WANTED. PATRIOTISM REQUIRED.
Jan 31
Herndon, VA, USA
MISSION BBQ
We do what we do for the love of our soldiers, firefighters, police officers, first responders--all our loved ones in service. We set across this great land from Texas to Kansas City, the Carolinas ...
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