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Purpose of Job
The purpose of this job is to learn and master the skills required to protect lives and property endangered by fire and other emergency situations, to promote fire prevention and safety activities, and to educate the public. Duties and responsibilities include, but are not limited to, performing fire suppression activities, performing rescue, salvage and overhaul operations, driving and operating apparatus, administering first response emergency medical care, inspecting and maintaining fire apparatus equipment, conducting station tours, and performing additional tasks as assigned.

WORK SCHEDULE: While assigned to Training, Community Risk Reduction, or Special Assignment: 40-hour work week. While assigned to Shift: On duty 24 hours, off duty 48 hours. Weekends, holidays and overtime are required.

Emergency Position
This position is designated as an emergency position that requires your attendance at work under all types of emergency conditions. Some examples of emergencies include inclement weather, utility failure, fire or other forced evacuations or as determined by the Manager.

Minimum Training & Experience Required to Perform Essential Job Functions

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Must possess a valid driver's license.

Must obtain the following within twelve months of date of hire:

  • NPQ Firefighter I
  • NPQ Firefighter II
  • NPQ Hazardous Materials- Awareness and Operations
  • Georgia EMT-Basic

These certifications must be maintained throughout employment with Fire and Emergency Services.

Must meet and maintain the requirements set forth by the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council for Firefighters within twelve months of date of hire.
Must meet and maintain the requirements set forth by the Georgia Department of Public Health Office of Emergency Medical Services for EMT- Basic (minimum) within twelve months of date of hire. Admission to EMT School will require proof of the following immunizations (or proof of the first immunization of a series):

  • MMR
  • TB test
  • Hep B
  • Tdap (within last 5 years)

Must have no felony convictions within the past 10 years.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

The following duties are normal for this job. These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive. Other duties may be required and assigned.

Performs fire suppression and life rescue utilizing a variety of equipment to contain and extinguish fire or mitigate other emergencies such as hazardous materials' incidents and technical rescues.

Assesses emergency situations and determines appropriate actions to minimize or prevent negative impacts to life and property.

Provides emergency medical care including patient assessments and basic life support following departmental guidelines.

Communicates critical medical information from patient assessments and treatment to other medical professionals.

Performs salvage and overhaul operations to minimize property damage.

Operates, inspects, and performs routine maintenance on a variety of fire apparatus and equipment.

Delivers fire and life safety prevention programs to educate the public.

Prepares reports related to incidents, equipment, and patients.

Performs duties to maintain the fire station and equipment.

Participates in training programs for maintaining basic knowledge, skills, and abilities.

Prepares pre-fire incident plans according to departmental guidelines.

Participates in mandatory physical fitness program.

Performs other related duties as required.

Applications may be submitted online on or before January 16, 2022. Please visit to apply!


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