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Fire Captain - Operations


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Under the direction of a Fire District Chief, the Fire Captain is responsible for planning, organizing, directing, coordinating, and performing activities including fire, rescue, hazardous materials, and emergency medical response; inspections, investigations, and training; and resource management and support functions within an assigned division. Duties also include managing assigned programs such as community risk reduction, emergency medical responder services, special operations, etc. Incumbents may also be assigned to special projects at the discretion of the Fire Chief to perform specific administrative duties in support of the department’s mission, vision, and goals.

Starting Salary (based on experience): $56,446.00 - $62,090.60.


Essential functions may include any of the following representative duties, knowledge, and skills. This is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and duties performed by an incumbent of this job classification; employee may be assigned duties which are not listed below;

• Supports the mission, vision, goals, objectives, and organizational values of the department with the highest ethical and moral standards.

• Administers department rules and regulations, protocols, general orders, standard operating policies and procedures.

• Sets a positive example with regard to personal fitness and wellness. Supports initiatives that encourages a healthy workforce and the philosophy that everyone goes home at the end of the shift and retires absent of disability.

• Work alongside others in the organization to continue to build and nurture a compassionate, functional and positive culture. Supports accountability, competence, discipline, engagement, recognition, and continued professional development.

• Supervise and mentors assigned subordinate personnel. Conducts and documents timely performance evaluations; performs formal and informal counseling sessions; corrects work deficiencies and develops work skills; anticipates and resolves potential problems that may affect job performance; issues approved corrective action; and provides guidance on professional development of assigned personnel to maintain high standards necessary for efficient, professional fire department operations.

• Acts decisively, demonstrates flexibility, fosters continuous improvement and innovation, encourages diversity, thinks systematically and inspires change, manages performance, manages conflicts and issues, communicates effectively and inspires excellent customer service.

• Establish work priorities and coordinates work to be accomplished in assigned battalions. The Fire Captain is responsible for the electronic daily logs, inventory, discrepancy tickets, emergency call reports, stations status whiteboard, daily duties, training, public fire and life safety education demonstrations, tours, pre-fire plans, hydrant inspections and testing, etc.

• Responsible for proper maintenance and care of all equipment, apparatus, fire station and grounds; direct and participate in periodic inspection of same to ensure that all assigned equipment, apparatus, facilities, and supplies are in a state of readiness; and ensure completion of proper maintenance, documentation and repairs.

• Responds to alarms as an officer of a firefighting company; performs variety of emergency medical care and firefighting functions as the situation demands, including Incident Command.

• Responds to general public complaints, requests for information and guidance, cooperates with surrounding communities in firefighting and rescue efforts.

• Complete all other related job functions, requirements, projects, and assignments as directed by immediate supervisor.


• Minimum of six (6) years of current and consecutive full-time paid experience in a recognized career fire department including two (2) years as an aerial driver/operator; and two (2) years as a fire lieutenant or higher rank. Experience must exhibit a consistent pattern of participation, personal and professional growth, and increasing organizational responsibility.

• Class F License (State of Georgia) or other equivalent state license • Georgia Certified Firefighter (or must obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date)

• NPQ or IFSAC Firefighter 1 and 2

• NPQ or IFSAC Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations for First Responders

• NPQ or IFSAC Apparatus Operator Pumper

• NPQ or IFSAC Apparatus Operator Ladder

• NPQ or IFSAC Fire Instructor 1

• NPQ or IFSAC Fire Officer 3

• NPQ or IFSAC Incident Safety Officer

• Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council NPQ Evaluator (or able to obtain within six [6] months of hire)

• National Incident Management System (NIMS) 100, 200, 300, 700, 800

• Introduction to Fire Inspector: Basic Principles & Practices of Fire Inspections

• Fire Investigations for First Responders

• National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMTB) or higher

• Georgia Licensed EMTB or higher (or must obtain within sixty (60) days of hire date)

• National Fire Academy (NFA) Managing Officer (MO) Program Graduate* - must complete by 6/1/2025

• AHIMT Division/Group Supervisor* – must complete by 6/1/2023

• District Chief Taskbook/Qualification* - must complete by 6/1/2023


• Associate's Degree in a qualifying field of study related to emergency services

• National Registry and/or Georgia Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic

• Georgia Certified Arson Investigator

• NFA Managing Officer (MO) Program or NFA Executive Fire Officer (EFO) Graduate

• Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE) --- Fire Officer Designation.


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