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Firefighter / Paramedic


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Firefighter / Paramedic    

Reports to: Shift Captain                            Department: Public Safety

Job Summary

This position is responsible for responding to emergency scenes to perform fire suppression, emergency medical services, rescue, hazardous material mitigation, and assist with other emergency situations that may arise. The Paramedic performs various patient care activities in the pre-hospital setting, in accordance with all rules and regulations set forth by the GA State Department of Public Health.

Essential Functions

Responsible for protecting the image, reputation, and integrity of the Meriwether County Board of Commissioners, the Citizens of Meriwether County, and the Department of Meriwether County Fire Rescue.

Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls for service.

Provides fire suppression, medical services in compliance with Paramedic level of licensure and assists with other emergencies.

Provides appropriate medical interventions as part of patient care in compliance with Paramedic level practices to include but not limited to IV access, advanced airway devices, and medication administration.

Provides ACLS care using advanced equipment and medications in compliance with cardiac care protocols.

Provides supervision and direction of emergency personnel while performing EMS duties.

Adheres to medical protocols as set forth by the medical director.

Responsible for the continuation of care from scene and safe transport of patients to the appropriate destination.

Operates various equipment and vehicles associated with department functions in a safe manner using due regard at all times.

Operates radio equipment and communicates effectively through various department methods.

Interacts with the public and co-workers in a professional and courteous manner.

Participates in all required training, maintains all required certifications, and adheres to all state and department standards.

Adheres to county and department rules, regulations, protocols, policies, and procedures.

Performs routine inspections of all equipment to ensure proper operation.

Completes reports and other paperwork in a timely and accurate manner.

May be responsible for conducting incident command at emergency scenes.

Perform other duties as assigned.

Additional Responsibilities

Assists with fire prevention and other educational public service programs.

Maintains facilities and station duties as assigned.

Must be able to speak and write in the English language.

Participates in pre-fire planning activities.

Inspects and maintains water hydrants.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Required for Job Performance

Possession of GA State Firefighter Certification or ability to complete certification process within 1 year of hire date.

Possession of GA State EMS Licensure at level of Paramedic.

Possession of or the ability to obtain the appropriate driver's license class for department apparatus by the date of job assignment.

Knowledge and understanding of Meriwether County Fire Rescue department policies and procedures and related federal, state, and local guidelines.

High School Diploma or GED equivalent.

Thorough understanding of Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Council rules and regulations. Knowledge and understanding of National Fire Protection Association standards.

Consent to check of driver's history and background which must meet department and state policies.

Knowledge of emergency medical response procedures.

Knowledge of Meriwether County highways, roads, and geography.

Knowledge of computers, electronic devices, and all job-related software.

Skill in the analysis of problems and the development and implementation of solutions.


Working Conditions/Physical Demands

The work is typically performed in an office and at emergency scenes.

The work is typically performed while sitting at a desk or table or while intermittently sitting, standing, stooping, bending, crouching, climbing, or walking.

The employee frequently lifts heavy objects and uses tools or equipment requiring a high level of dexterity.

Work requires the use of protective gear and equipment.

This work is performed at any time of day or night and in a variety of environmental conditions requiring the ability to withstand extreme cold, heat and moisture.

This work will also subject employees to high levels of physical and emotional stress.

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