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Fire Station Officers

Descriptions & Duties

  • Fire Station Officers command and lead Firemen/ Firewomen in emergency and fire protection duties provide training for Firemen/ Firewomen. They are mainly deployed to take charge of a fire station or an emergency appliance and take part in administrative duties, such as staff management and planning duties.

Generic Competencies

Physical Abilities

Physical abilities

  • Physical strength
  • Eye hand coordination / precision / dexterity

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Technology Skills

Technology skills

  • Computer literacy
  • Application of technology

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Cognitive Abilities

Cognitive abilities

  • Creativity
  • Visualisation
  • Logical thinking

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Comprehension And Expression

Comprehension and expression skills

  • Reading comprehension
  • Oral / written expression

 

Importance:3 (Max:5) 

Skill is basically required

 

Social Skills

Social skills

  • Communication
  • Negotiation
  • Persuasion

 

Importance:2 (Max:5) 

Skill is occasionally required

 

Organisation And Execution Skills

Organisation and execution skills

  • Planning
  • Organising
  • Judgement
  • Decision making

 

Importance:4 (Max:5) 

Skill is frequently required

 

Problem Solving Skills

Problem solving skills

  • Ability to solve simple and complex problems effectively and efficiently

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Management Skills

Management skills

  • Leadership
  • Management of finance / time / people / other resources

 

Importance:5 (Max:5) 

Skill is required all the time

 

Trade Specific Competencies

Fire fighting strategies and techniques

Fire Station Officers have to command the rescue efforts team in the scene of fire and leading the firemen to rescue people in the scene. They have to apply the fire fighting strategies and techniques in the scene and analyse evidence to determine a reasonable conclusion after the fire.

Knowledge of fire safety

Fire Station Officers have to prevent fire by identifying Fire Services Ordinance violations and recommend a way to fix the problem.

General Requirements

Academic qualification

  • A bachelor's degree; or higher diploma/ associate degree; or attained Level 3 or above in five subjects in the Hong Kong Diploma of Secondary Education Examination (HKDSEE)

Other specific requirements

  • Level 1 in English & Chinese in Common Recruitment Examination (CRE) or Level 2 or above in Chinese Language and English Language in HKDSEE; pass an Eyesight Test; pass a Physical Fitness Test and job-related performance test; pass a Written Aptitude test; and pass a Practical Aptitude test

Career Path & Salary

Government Sector

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 7-21

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 22-26

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 27-32

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 33-36

Monthly Salary General Disciplined Services (Officer) Pay Scale Point 37-39

*For more details on Civil Service Pay Scales, please visit website of the Civil Service Bureau.
http://www.csb.gov.hk/english/admin/pay/952.html

Work Environment

  • Fire Station Officers (Operational) are required to work shifts, perform on call duties and wear uniforms.

Tools

  • Combustible gas detector
  • Non-sparking hammer
  • Protective hood

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