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Position: FIREFIGHTER I - FIRE (JOB NO. 741920)
  Salary: Starting Salary $36,692 Per Year
Position Type: Full Time
Close Date: Until Filled
Minimum Training & Experience

A high school diploma is required or GED equivalent.  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.

Recruit Class 2021 Important Information
•If you are selected as a candidate for testing the written examination process will begin sometime in August. You will be notified via email the dates, times and location of the test.
•If you pass the written examination you will be invited to the Physical Agility Test (PAT) which is usually in late October.
•Upon successful completion of the PAT test you will be invited to interview with the Fire Department Hiring Committee which is typically in November.
•If you are chosen as a finalist for the 24th recruit class, this class will begin in February 2021.
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 obtain EMT Basic Certification and apply these skills in emergency situations.
•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. 
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.
•Ventilates burning buildings, removes persons from danger, administers first aid to injured persons; performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.
•Cleans and maintains fire station, fire apparatus and grounds.
•Responds to medical emergencies and provides first aid, CPR and appropriate EMT basic level care.
•Responds to a variety of calls of an emergency nature including vehicle accidents, technical rescue and hazardous materials incidents. 
•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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