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Firefighter I

Walton County Board of Commissioners

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ENTRY SALARY:   $16.65 per hour, plus benefits

JOB SUMMARY:  This position responds to fire and other emergency incidents to assist with fire suppression and other emergency response functions. Responds to fire calls and uses firefighting skills to evaluate and carry out actions to most efficiently control the emergency at hand; assists with the fighting of structural fires. Operates a variety of apparatus, pumps, ladders, hoses and other equipment at the scene of fire, rescue and other emergency incidents. Provides emergency medical care at emergency scenes. Completes required reports detailing fire incident responses. Completes required training and maintains required certifications. Inspects equipment to ensure that it is in proper working order; washes and cleans equipment on a regular basis; repairs and performs routine maintenance on equipment; ensures the proper functioning of all equipment and vehicles. Maintains an adequate inventory of supplies aboard vehicles; conducts regular inspections. Provides fire prevention information to the public; assists in teaching fire safety classes; provides tours of the fire station. Performs housekeeping, grounds keeping, and building maintenance duties. Conducts station and apparatus tours for school and other community groups. Participates in public education events. Conducts pre-incident planning on commercial and residential structures as requested. Performs related duties.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education. Sufficient experience to understand the basic principles relevant to the major duties of the position, usually associated with the completion of an apprenticeship/internship or having had a similar position for one to two years. Possession of or ability to readily obtain a valid driver’s license issued by the State of Georgia for the type of vehicle or equipment operated. Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.


REPLY TO:  Walton County Human Resources 137 E. Washington Street Monroe, GA 30655

POSTED: 07/19/2023

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