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Fire Lieutenant

City of Demorest

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Fire Lieutenant



This position is responsible for managing, supervising the work of personnel involved in fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue emergencies and other manmade and natural emergencies. The position is also responsible for performing work involving fire suppression, emergency medical, rescue emergencies and other manmade or natural emergencies.


  • Meets the requirement od the Part-time and Fulltime Firefighter position description.
  • Supervises a crew of personnel assigned to the fire station; assigns duties and oversees training, individual development, and discipline of assigned firefighters.
  • Prioritizes goals and objectives assigned by superiors; implements plans for accomplishing same.
  • Responds to, performs and coordinates fire suppression, rescue, EMS, and hazardous materials scenes on an assigned shift; serves as Incident Commander until relieved by a senior officer.
  • Conducts employee evaluations and equipment inspections.
  • Operates fire and rescue equipment and apparatus.
  • Provides Emergency Medical Treatment and rescue services as needed.
  • Assist with developing policies, procedures, regulations, budgets and additional functions as requested.
  • Participates in debriefing and critiquing of fire, rescue and emergency incidents.
  • Conducts accident/incident investigations associated with work-related injuries and near misses on assigned shift.
  • Monitors the efficiency and effectiveness of assigned operations and activities; identifies weaknesses and developments and implements remedial actions in areas of responsibility.
  • Prepares and makes presentations for public education sessions regarding department activities and public safety.
  • Shall conduct Pre-fire plans and/or assist with conducting Fire Inspections or investigations as requested.
  • Administers special projects as assigned and participates in committees or work groups as assigned.
  • Attends training classes and reviews professional publications to remain abreast of new technologies and processes in firefighting, apparatus operations, hazardous materials, fire prevention, emergency medical, rescue and leadership and management.
  • Coordinates activities with other emergency personnel.
  • Performs other related duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of fire suppression techniques, including fire ground tactics and overhaul methods for reducing damage.
  • Knowledge of city and department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.
  • Knowledge of management and supervision principles and practices.
  • Knowledge of local geography, roads, streets, and buildings.
  • Knowledge of firefighting equipment and other related apparatus.
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials
  • Knowledge of emergency medical and rescue practices and techniques.
  • Knowledge of reporting requirements.
  • Skill in management and supervision in routine and emergency situations.
  • Skills in problem solving and decision making.
  • Skill in using a computer and standard office equipment.
  • Skill in interpersonal relations.
  • Skill in oral and written communications.


The Chief or Assistant Chief assigns work in terms of very general instructions.  The supervisor spot checks completed work for compliance with procedures and the nature and propriety of the final results.


Guidelines include relevant state and federal laws and regulations, city ordinances, standard building codes, standard operating procedures, and guidelines, along with city and departmental rules and regulations.  These guidelines require judgment, selection, and interpretation in application.


The work consists of varied supervisory and technical duties.  The variety of potential emergency situations contributes to the complexity of the work.


The purpose of this position is to effectively manage the day-to-day operations of fire protection services to the city and surrounding areas.  Successful performance helps ensure the protection of life and property, contributes to the wellbeing of city and county residents, and lowers insurance rates for property owners.



Contacts are typically with coworkers, medical providers, other emergency services personnel, law enforcement officers, elected officials, members of local civic groups and organizations, business owners/employees and the public.


Contacts are typically to exchange information, resolve problems, motivate employees, and provide services.


The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk, standing, walking, bending, crouching, or stooping.  The employee frequently lifts light and heavy objects, climbs ladders, uses power tools or equipment, uses ropes, requiring a high degree of dexterity, distinguishes between shades of color, stands for prolonged periods and may be exposed to serious life safety hazards.


The work is typically performed in an office and outdoors at fire and emergency scenes, where the employee may be exposed to noise, dust, dirt, machinery with moving parts, contagious or infectious disease, irritating chemicals, hazardous materials, inclement weather, extreme temperatures, cold water, collapsing structures and features, confined spaces.  The work requires the use of protective devices and equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus. This work also requires working at heights over 24 feet, in and around potentially fast-moving water.


The position has direct supervision over personnel on an assigned shift and daily operational tasks.


Completed application submitted, written test, interview with command staff, drug screening and other testing as determined. If offered the position, the candidate will be on a 6-month probation to evaluate his/her work. The incumbent must already be capable of driving and operating fire engines and ladder trucks.




  • Minimum of 2 years as a career firefighter. Total of 5 years as a Firefighter
  • Fire Officer I (IFSAC/Pro Board) (Must be obtained within 12 months of hire)
  • Fire Instructor I (IFSAC/Pro Board)
  • Incident Safety Officer
  • NIMS 300
  • Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Public Safety Educator
  • Class F License or greater
  • Fire Apparatus Operator
  • Fire and Life Safety Educator (within 1 year of start date)
  • EMT-R or greater – EMT-B preferred.
  • Class F or CDL driver’s license  
  • Other training and certifications as required by Chief Officers.

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