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Emil Brodin - Fire Engineer | Incident commander
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Great variety within this profession

Published: 31 May 2017

Emil Brodin
Fire Engineer | Deputy leader
Medelpad Rescue Federation

Working in the rescue service is for most of them associated with blue eyes, red cars and extinguishing fires. What absolutely occurs, however, is only a small part of the whole. Indeed, there is a greater variety within the profession than many think.

"I myself work with quality assurance and development of rescue efforts; Thus, ensure that we are constantly getting better at dealing with accidents and other events within our organization. I am also responsible for accident and effort investigations within the federation, I conduct fireplace investigations and conduct in-depth analyzes of completed rescue efforts. I also have an operational mission as deputy leader and commanding officer, which means that I am out of alarm and act as a rescue leader in the scene of injury."

A large part works exclusively to prevent accidents and major crisis events, so it does not occur or so the consequences can be mitigated. Others specialize in building fire protection and then act as counterparts to consultants in major new buildings within the municipality. Some work with investigating causes of accidents, often in collaboration with forensics and investigators at other authorities, such as the Traffic Agency.