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Firefighter / Paramedic 

EOE StatementWe are an equal employment opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law.
About the Organization Today Kaukauna is home to 15,858 people with its own full-time Police, Fire and Rescue services and a municipally owned electric and water utility. Kaukauna is well-maintained with regular garbage collection, street cleaning, well-lit and well-paved streets and other services vital to keeping our community safe and attractive. Kaukauna boasts a 350-acre Industrial Park Network, complete with rail and heavy truck access.

Our proximity to the Fox River affords our residents with numerous recreational opportunities such as the Historic Grignon Mansion, the 1000 Islands Environmental Center, many parks and sports fields, a public swimming pool, and a public library.

City-sponsored events held in the Central Business District include a weekly outdoor music series – Live! from Hydro Park, Fox Firecracker 5k Run/Walk and the Downtown Farmer’s Market June through October. With such a variety of activities available, it should not come as a surprise that Kaukauna is also known as “The Friendly City.”  
Position Firefighter / Paramedic  

Firefighter/Paramedics will perform individually or as a member of a firefighting/paramedic team and will participate in fire suppression activities including firefighting, rescue, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul and inspection practices. This position also requires high quality and efficient pre-hospital emergency care of ill and injured patients. This position will function and respond to special operation requests as directed. Firefighter/Paramedics will attend training sessions on a regular basis in order to continuously update their knowledge and skills required for effective work performance. Decisions are made with guidance of a supervisor and on an individual level and have a direct effect on life and property.

  1. Directs fire streams and extinguishes fire in a variety of situations including residential occupancies, commercial buildings, car fires, grass fires, truck fires, and aircraft crashes.
  2. Rescues victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke, and toxic gases by entering occupancy and physically removing victims. Frees victims of automobile accidents. Rescues victims when trapped in confined spaces.
  3. Advances fire hose lines up stairways, ladders and fire escapes to extinguish fires in upper levels.
  4. Opens by force, if necessary, all types of doors and windows to gain entrance to areas involved by fire using numerous manual and mechanical forcible entry tools.
  5. Cuts holes in structural roofs to release heat, smoke, and fire gases using manual and power tools.
  6. Removes fire hose lines from fire apparatus and attaches hose lines to fire hydrant connection and assists Driver Engineer with Fire Department pumper connections.
  7. Spreads floor runners and salvage covers over furniture, floors, clothing, and other valuables to prevent smoke and water damage to contents.
  8. Removes fire debris after fire is extinguished to locate hidden fires and prevent rekindle.
  9. Inspects occupancies in order to locate information on fire hazards.
  10. Aids in making fire pre-plans in occupancies to record information pertaining to location of fire hydrants, exposure hazards, life hazards and type of occupancy.
  11. Checks portable fire extinguishers in occupancies for placement and proper maintenance.
  12. Provides information and training on Fire Prevention or emergency medical topics.
  13. Opens locked doors to assist citizens who are locked out.
  14. Observes fire exit drills in school to record time taken to evacuate the building.
  15. Demonstrates firefighting tools, equipment, and fire apparatus to church groups, primary schools, preschools, and other organizations.
  16. Opens walls, roofs, or floors to gain access to areas involved by fire using a variety of hand and power tools.
  17. Respond to Ambulance calls to provide efficient and immediate care to all patients.
  18. Transport any patients that require continued care to an appropriate medical facility.
  19. Transport patients from one medical facility to another as per direct medical order.
  20. When dispatched to the scene of an emergency, drives the ambulance to the location given, using the most expeditious route.
  21. Observes all traffic ordinances and laws as they pertain to the operation of an emergency vehicle.
  22. At the scene of the incident, parks the ambulance in such a way as to provide for a safe environment for emergency personnel the patient, and the general public.
  23. Determines the nature and extent of illness or injury and establishes a priority for required emergency medical care, rendering care to the level of the employee's training.
  24. Exhibits confidence and efficiency when dealing with patients, avoiding mishandling and undue haste when working expeditiously.
  25. Where extrication is required, assesses the extent of injury while caring for and protecting the patient; also using the prescribed techniques and tools for removing the patient safely from the hazardous environment.
  26. Assists in lifting the stretcher and placing in the ambulance while seeing that the patient and stretcher are secured, while continuing patient care as necessary.
  27. Shall provide for constant monitoring of patient condition while en route to the receiving facility.
  28. Maintains communication with Medical Control at the receiving facility, while following physician direction for the care of the patient.
  29. When unable to communicate with medical control or receiving facility (i.e., telephone, cellular phone, VHF or UHF radio) established written protocol will be followed.
  30. Properly assists in transferring patients out of the ambulance and into the receiving facility.
  31. Reports verbally and in writing, any observations made while caring for the patient at the scene and in transit, to the medical staff at the receiving hospital.
  32. After each ambulance run, replaces all supplies and makes careful check of all equipment used to allow for return to service.
  33. After each ambulance run, completes a patient report and itemized charge sheet and distributes copies as directed.
  34. Ensures that the vehicle interior is kept sanitary, neat and orderly to provide for an efficient working environment. Also, will maintain the exterior appearance of the vehicle as necessary.
  35. In accordance with all State and local regulations, must attend and successfully complete the required training programs as established.
Position Requirements
  1. High School Diploma or equivalent
  2. Certification and licensure by the State of Wisconsin as an Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic (If currently enrolled in a program must have license before start date)
  3. Completion of Firefighter I or equivalent (IFSAC or Pro Board) required. 
  4. Associate degree in Fire Protection preferred.
  5. Current CPR & ACLS Card required.
  6. Valid Wisconsin driver’s license.
  7. Knowledge in firefighting techniques and emergency rescue procedures.
  8. Strong communication skills
  9. Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  10. Ability to work in adverse weather conditions
  11. Ability to adapt to varied emergency situations.
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Non-Exempt  
Shift Rotating  
Compensation $2,157.51 Bi-weekly  
Benefits Health, Dental and Life Insurance, Wisconsin Retirement System, Vacation, Holiday and Sick pay, Residency Incentive, Deferred Compensation  
Open Date 2/16/2021  
Close Date 3/12/2021  

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