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Position: FIREFIGHTER I - FIRE
  Salary: Starting salary $34,945 Per Year
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: 10/5/2018
Minimum Training & Experience

A high school diploma is required.  Previous training or experience in firefighting is helpful.  The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered. 

A valid driver's license is required.

 

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities
• Ability to respond quickly to changing situations under emergency pressures.
 
• Ability to climb ladders and work at considerable heights.
 
• Ability to learn the use of tools and equipment used in fighting fire.
 
• Ability to meet such physical requirements as may be established by competent authority.
 
• Ability to maintain positive customer-focused relationships with co-workers, supervisors, agencies, the general public and all other internal and external customers.  Personally demonstrates appropriate customer service skills. 
 
• Ability to obtain EMT Basic Certification and apply these skills in emergency situations 
 

 

Specific Duties
• Trains for and participates in varied firefighting and life rescuing duties and activities in the protection of life and property.  Conditions under which firefighters work may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps as fire, heat, smoke, and cramped surroundings.
 
• Responds to emergencies to perform fire suppression, hazardous materials response, auto extrication, high angle rescue, confined space rescue and water rescue
 
• Responds to medical emergencies and provides first aid, CPR and appropriate EMT basic level care.
 
• Cleans and maintains fire station, fire apparatus and grounds
 
• Performs all other duties as may be assigned to meet organizational needs.
 

The duties listed above 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 the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.

 
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