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Fire Protection

Overview:  These are the firemen in the Air Force Reserve, who are fully trained in dealing with fuels, munitions and other hazardous materials found in military installations.  As bases are also integral parts of local communities, Fire Protection personnel also coordinate extensively with local and regional fire departments.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Protect people, property and the environment from fires and disasters 
  • Provide fire protection and prevention guidance 
  • Execute and enforce Fire Department Occupation Safety and Health Program 
  • Operate fire alarm communications centers 
  • Conduct search and rescue operations and administer emergency first aid


  • Qualification to operate a government vehicle 
  • Normal color vision
  • Meet physical standards of AFI-48-123 and National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 
  • No record of pyrophobia, acrophobia or claustrophobia 
  • Ability to speak distinctly 
  • ASVAB score of 38 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 100 pounds
  • Eligibility for Secret security clearance


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 68 days at Goodfellow AFB, TX 
  • College credits earned: Fire Science  - 23 credits 

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Municipal Firefighters