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Title

Firefighter 

Description

 

Position 316
Grade Range: 22-36 Trainee Grade 21
A Firefighter protects life and property by performing fire fighting, hazardous materials, other emergency operations and fire prevention duties of the District. Firefighter is responsible for the operation and maintaining of their assigned station and apparatus. Firefighter is also responsible for providing emergency medical care appropriate within the scope of practice.

 

 
Position Requirements

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1 Becomes familiar with and maintains an understanding of District policies, rules, procedures and standard operating guidelines.
2 Responds as dispatched within the District and on mutual aid assignments
3 Provides EMS treatment and transport in accordance with Arizona Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Protocols, Standard Operating Guidelines, Standing Orders and any permissive skills as approved by the Medical Director.
4 Performs firefighting activities including rescue, operating firefighting apparatus and equipment, laying hose lines and performing fire combat, containment, extinguishment, property conservation and overhaul tasks.
5 Prepares clear, accurate, complete and timely written and typed logs, documents and reports regarding patient care, incident response, daily activities and training utilizing computer data entry systems.
6 Operates radios and other communication equipment utilizing clear and concise verbal skills.
7 Performs general maintenance work, minor mechanical repairs, cleaning and washing in order to maintain the appearance, upkeep, care and working condition of Fire/EMS facilities, apparatus and equipment.
8 Inspects, evaluates and tests the operating efficiency of apparatus, vehicles and equipment assigned to his/her care and promptly informing his/her Captain of any difficulties or irregularities which may affect operation or immediate response.
9 Conducts and maintains a daily inventory check and adequate supply of tools, appliances and supplies on the apparatus/vehicle as assigned.
10 Presents or participates in programs or activities for the community on safety, medical and fire prevention topics.
11 Participates in company fire inspections and in pre-fire surveys; maintains knowledge of geographical locations, target and special hazards within the District.
12 Conducts or participates in drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, rescue, hazardous materials and related subjects in order to develop and maintain required skills and certifications.
13 Corrects or reports all non-safe conditions or hazards to his/her supervisor.
14 Develops and maintains a required skill to operate District fire apparatus and perform calculations to flow the needed quantity of water through hose fittings and appliances.
15 Maintains positive working relationship with the public and District personnel.

The above listed examples of work are not intended to be all-inclusive. The District reserves the right to assign additional duties and responsibilities it deems necessary or desirable, as well as take away any duty and responsibility at its discretion.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1 Ability to think logically and quickly during an emergency.
2 Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.
3 Ability to read and comprehend technically written materials and manual.
4 Knowledge of laws and ordinances affecting the District.
5 Thorough knowledge of geography of the District.
6 Ability to direct and supervise the work of others.
7 Ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public.
8 Good judgment and dependability.
9 Ability to read, write legibly, speak distinctly and have good hearing.
10 Ability to remain calm under stress.
11 Ability to maintain and uphold high ethical standards.

Minimum Education, Training and Experience Requirements
1 Must possess a valid Arizona EMT-B Certification.
2 Must be an Arizona Certified Firefighter II.
3 High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
4 Must possess a valid Arizona Drivers License.
5 No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past ten (10) years.
6 Maintain a standard of physical fitness as established by the District and District Physician.


Preferred Education, Training and Experience
1 Associates Degree in Fire Science or related field.
2 Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish.

 
Salary Approximately $15 per hour through Training and then promotion to the appropriate position and pay upon graduation from the Academy.  
Required Certifications AZ Firefighter I and II (or NFPA 1001 equivalent);Hazardous Materials;Basic Wildland FF;AZ EMT National Registry EMT;CPR certified  
EOE Statement We 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.  

This position is currently accepting applications.

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