Fire Captain manages a team of firefighters. Ensures all equipment is properly maintained and serviced. Being a Fire Captain directs training and conditioning activities. Leads and coordinates the response at a fire event. Additionally, Fire Captain typically requires an associate's degree. Typically reports to a manager. The Fire Captain manages subordinate staff in the day-to-day performance of their jobs. True first level manager. Ensures that project/department milestones/goals are met and adhering to approved budgets. Has full authority for personnel actions. To be a Fire Captain typically requires 5 years experience in the related area as an individual contributor. 1 - 3 years supervisory experience may be required. Extensive knowledge of the function and department processes.