Job description / Role
Under general supervision, responds to Fires, Fire Alarms, Traffic Accidents, Rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property. Participates in training, drill and independent study activities. Participates in the Maintenance of Fire Department Apparatus, equipment and facilities. Performs various staff support assignments and performs related work as assigned
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may
be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the
position if work is similar, related or logical assignment to the class.
• Responds to a wide variety of emergency alarms, such as Structural and Environmental Fires, Traffic Accidents, Liquid Fires, Gaseous Fires and Hazardous Material spills.
• Fights fires under departmental procedures and as directed by a fire company officer; connects and lays hose lines, sets ladders and operates fire streams, uses hand and power tools to ventilate and enter burning structures for the purpose of extinguishing fires and to perform Search and Rescue operations; performs Salvage, Clean Up and Overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and protect property.
• Participates in specialized rescue operations, including aerial and underground situations involving the use of rigging and Shoring; operates specialized hand and power tools and equipment to rescue traffic accident victims.
• Cleans, services and makes minor repairs to ensure the operational readiness of vehicles, apparatus, hoses and emergency equipment; participates in cleaning, repair and upkeep of department buildings, grounds and facilities.
• Participates in drills, demonstrations and courses in firefighting techniques, equipment and apparatus operation, medical aid, heavy rescue, hazardous materials, fire prevention, equipment maintenance and a wide variety of other subjects related to the fire service. Studies local geography and conditions affecting fire operations; studies and learns departmental operating procedures and policies; studies and learns procedures and techniques for the mitigation of hazardous materials incidents.
• Participates in the development and implementation of the department public education programs and activities.
• Assists in the inspection of commercial business occupancy ensuring compliance to Fire Codes, Electrical Codes, Building Codes and local fire codes.
• Participates in various support assignments, including but not limited to, the maintenance of inventory records, scheduled inspection of department equipment, the preparation and maintenance of department maps and pre-fire plans.
• If applicable and appropriate, personnel may act as a replacement for the Fire Lieutenant/Captain on a relief basis and may act as Fire Lieutenant/Captain on multiple alarm emergencies.
• Assist in the training of other department personnel, volunteers or contractor employees.
• May be assigned duties as a Fire Dispatcher.
• Basic principles, methods and techniques of fire suppression and prevention, basic methods, techniques and practices for hazardous materials mitigation; principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry and mechanics as they apply to fire science; state and local codes, rules and regulations as they pertain to fire safety; methods and techniques involved in the operation of standard firefighting equipment and apparatus used in a developed urban environment; basic principles of emergency medical care at the basic life support level; safety practices and precautions pertaining to the work; proper lifting, carrying and climbing techniques; plans check methods and practices as they pertain to fire safety.
• Read and understand technical materials related to fire science; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; remain calm, make sound decisions and respond appropriately in emergency situations; maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports; maintain physical endurance and agility; perform mathematical calculations.
Training and Experience:
• A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work in fire science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
• Previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity is desirable.
About the Company
Precise Trace Recruitment is the first choice for companies who believe in the value of their people.
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