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Job Title: Fire Fighter/EMT
Job Summary: This position performs firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured; maintains equipment and apparatus.
Knowledge Required by the Position:
Supervisory Controls: Work is assigned by the Sergeant in terms of Fire Department goals and objectives.
Guidelines: Guidelines include local, state and federal fire safety rules, laws, regulations, policies, procedures and standards.
Complexity: Work requires analysis and judgment in accomplishing diversified duties. Work requires the exercise of independent thinking within the limits of guidelines, policies, standards, and precedents.
Scope and Effect: The purpose of this position is to protect lives and property through fire suppression activities, provision of emergency medical care, fire prevention and safety activities and education. Successful performance results in increased public safety and decreased property loss.
Personal Contacts: Contacts are typically with co-workers, utility companies, other City departments, fire and emergency victims, other emergency personnel and the general public.
Purpose of Contacts: Contacts are typically to give and exchange information, resolve problems and provide services.
Physical Demands: The work is typically performed while standing, walking, bending, crouching and stooping. The employee must frequently lift light and heavy objects, climb ladders, use tools and equipment requiring a high degree of dexterity and be able to distinguish between shades of color.
Work Environment: Most Firefighter work is performed in various indoor settings including living quarters and office areas. Varying work schedules are required. Hazardous tasks performed under emergency conditions may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps such as limited visibility, exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals or gases, extremes in temperature, cramped surroundings and contact with death, emotional stress, trauma, contagious disease and terminal illnesses. Firefighters are also exposed to extreme heat, contaminated environments, emotionally upset people, noise, physical hazards from traffic, fire and falling objects and atmospheric conditions such as smoke, fumes, odors and gases. May be required to wear protective equipment such as: a hard hat, face and ear protection, breathing apparatus, fire protective leather gloves, boots, fire retardant clothing, and to utilize body substances isolation – including latex gloves, eye protection, pocket valve resuscitation masks, and bag valve masks.
Supervisory and Management Responsibility: May be required to lead a team of firefighters in the absence of a higher ranking firefighter.
High School diploma or equivalent; Associate’s degree or two (2) years of firefighting and EMS coursework preferred; two (2) years of Fire and EMS experience; State of Georgia EMT-Intermediate or Advanced Certification, NPQ Firefighter I, Haz Mat – Operations Level required; must possess a valid State of Georgia Class E or F Driver’s License; equivalent combination of education, training, and experience.
Benefits: Health insurance for the employee is provided by the City.
Submit completed application to:
Palmetto Fire Department
Attn: Chief Henry Argo
P.O. Box 190, Palmetto, GA 30268
Contact Number: 770-463-2990
End Date for Applications: Until filled