JOB TITLE: FIREFIGHTER/ EMT-PARAMEDIC
EXEMPT: No JOB CODE: B18D
SALARY RANGE: $53,530.00 – $73, 170.00 DIVISION: IAFF
DEPARTMENT: Fire LOCATION: Fire Department
BENEFITS: Fully Benefited Position DATE: July 1, 2023
This is skilled fire fighter work position extinguishing fires, responding to emergency calls and performing emergency medical techniques in order to protect and minimize the loss of life and property. Assignments are received and are carried out under considerable judgment, initiative and skill in a variety of cases and must be able to act without direct supervision in completing work.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- Responds to fire alarms; analyzes situation at scene and operates accordingly; operates pumps; performs search and provides emergent care, extinguishes fire and ensures area is safe before leaving scene
- Responds to emergency calls and performs emergency work in both fire and non-fire situations; performs emergency medical techniques at scene and prepares follow-up reports on calls
- Restores and maintains trucks and equipment to ensure they are operational and ready for emergencies
- Participates continually in educational programs, training and practice drills; participates in continuing education requirements maintain EMS certifications
- Maintains public relations with the community; provides fire prevention classes and fire station tours, performs a number of housekeeping and maintenance duties in and around the fire station
- Assists with annual fire safety inspections based on knowledge and training
- Interprets and enforces codes and ordinances, provides written warnings and issues court appearance tickets for violations
- Performs other related duties as assigned within knowledge, skills and abilities set forth by the Fire Chief
- Knowledge of modem fire fighter techniques and methods, knowledge of the city geography and street system
- Knowledge of human physiology
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, coworkers and the public
- Ability to operate firefighting equipment and apparatus to include truck, hydraulics, hose and ladder Ability to carry equipment over 70 pounds and lift victims of 120 pounds
- Possess Hazardous Materials Certification (Operations level)
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily with or without a reasonable accommodation. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and / or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned this classification. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.
SECURITY / CLEARANCE:
Applicant must be a U.S. citizen. Applicant must have no felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories. Applicant may not have any outstanding wants or warrants, or be a fugitive of justice.
An extensive background check will be conducted on each application; false, misleading or inaccurate information or statements will cause the applicant to be disqualified immediately.
EDUCATION and / or EXPERIENCE:
Applicants must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Applicant must possess and maintain a valid Michigan Driver’s License. Must be appropriately licensed to operate City-owned vehicles consistent with work assignment. Applicant must possess a
Hazardous Materials Certification (Operations Level).
Applicant must possess a current ARC or AHA CPR certification (BLS), AED and First Aid Certification. The preferred applicant will already have:
- Successfully completed Firefighter I and II, have a valid state Paramedic license, have Hazmat
Operations, and successfully passed the CPAT exam.
Applicants that meet either of the below criteria will also be considered for employment:
- Successfully completed Firefighter I and II, have a valid state EMT license, successfully passed the
CPAT exam, and can show current proof of enrollment in a paramedic program, to be completed
successfully within two years of hire.
a. The department will NOT pay for the paramedic program, or pay for attendance to class on days off, but will provide leave time for class on days scheduled to work, at the discretion of the Fire Chief.
- Be a licensed Paramedic in the state of Michigan, successfully passed the CPAT exam, and successfully complete Firefighter I and II during employment.
a. The department will pay for the academy, but will not pay for attendance to class on days off. The department will provide leave time for class on days scheduled to work, at the discretion
of the Fire Chief.
b. Candidate will be sent to the first regionally available academy after hire, and will be required to successfully graduate.
The Fire Chief is authorized to grant exceptions for CPAT if the applicant is currently working actively for another Fire Service Agency full time, or can provide equivalent testing certification, or submit to a full physical exam.
Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from customers, regulatory agencies, or members of the business community. Ability to write speeches and articles for publication that conform to prescribed style and format. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and / or boards of directors. Be able to show good judgment in applying fire code and ordinance enforcement.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry and trigonometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
The physical demands characterized here epitomize those that must be met by an employee to properly perform the integral functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential job functions. However, candidates must have no physical or mental disabilities which would reduce or prevent effective performance of assigned duties.
In order to properly perform the integral functions of this job, the employee is occasionally required to: sit, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Frequently, the employee is required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel objects and reach with hands and arms. It is crucial to the outcome of job tasks that the employee is able to: talk or hear; taste or smell extensively.
The employee in this classification will be required to lift objects of up to 70 pounds extensively. Furthermore, occasionally the employee will be called upon to lift/move objects weighing more than 120 pounds. Vision requirements for this position include: close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus. Applicant must possess normal visual functions and acuity in each eye correctable to 20/20.
Prior to employment, applicant must pass a city-designated physical examination, including a drug screening and a psychological examination.
Exposed to hazards such as fire, smoke, intense heat, weather conditions, hazardous materials, chemicals
and life threatening diseases.
The qualifications listed above are guidelines. Other combinations of educations and experience which could provide the necessary knowledge, skills, and abilities to perform the job should be considered.