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Firefighter/EMT ll

Hall County

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Performs a variety of emergency operations to protect lives and property, including but not limited to fire suppression, search and rescue, emergency medical care, prevention while assuring that the station and equipment is ready at all times to respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents.




  • Responds to emergency calls including but not limited to fire suppression, salvage, overhaul, search and rescue, and pre-hospital emergency medical care, implementing actions necessary to save lives and property, assists Fire Marshal’s office in searching for evidence at suspicious fire scenes. Follows established safety procedures to achieve maximum benefits with the least risk of injury to firefighters or the public.
  • Maintains fire/emergency medical equipment and apparatus, assures that all equipment is functioning properly, checks communication equipment each morning, and reports all equipment malfunctions or missing supplies immediately to the officer in charge.
  • Conducts triage of multiple casualty incidents, determines severity of injuries, immobilizes patients, provided emergency medical care, transports patients to appropriate health care facility.
  • Assists in pre-fire planning, completes department forms and reports, and assists in instructing fire safety, prevention, and emergency medical care programs to the public.
  • Keeps station grounds clean and neat, cuts grass, paints where needed, cleans and maintains fire stations.
  • Learns the geography, roads, alternative routes, fire hydrant locations, and hospitals within the jurisdiction. 
  • Participates in continuing education, training, and drills to maintain certifications.
  • Maintains health and physical strength required to complete job responsibilities.
  • Completes all necessary forms and check sheets for department vehicles and equipment.
  • May function as a relief driver.
  • Regular and predictable attendance is required 
  • Performs other related duties as required.
  • When assigned as Field Training Program (FTP) Personnel
  • Must have passed the FTP Training Course.
  • Must attend regularly scheduled FTP meetings.
  • Shall conduct training to meet the needs and requirements of Hall County Fire Services and assigned personnel, individuals or battalion wide, for development careers and maintaining basic skills and knowledge.
  • Shall participate in regularly scheduled training programs for the purposes of maintaining basic skills and knowledge and career development as a Field Training Officer (FTO).
  • Will work together with the Training and Professional Development Chief and EMS Coordinator in the assessment of identified deficiencies with personnel and formulate the most efficient means possible to address these needs.
  • Orient, mentor, and evaluate students and provisional Paramedics and AEMT’s to the policies, procedures, and equipment specific to Hall County Fire Services.
  • Read/review patient care reports of peers as part of the CQI process.
  • Review with each student/employee the knowledge, skills, and personal behaviors/attitudes required of an entry-level practitioner.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of new and/or remedial training programs.
  • Be motivated to teach, facilitate learning and ensure the provisional employee acquires the knowledge and skills necessary to become a successful Hall County employee.
  • Serve as a mentor, role model, and educational resource for fellow employees.
  • Provide the student/employee with feedback and evaluation regarding his/her clinical performance related to the objectives for an entry-level practitioner.
  • Document all performance evaluations and provide the student/employee with summative observations.





  • Includes but not limited to:
  • Computer Hardware & Software                              
  • Rescue & Extrication Equipment                   
  • Communications Equipment                           
  • Reference Manuals                                            
  • Office Supplies                                                    
  • Hazardous Materials Equipment
  • Fire Suppression Equipment
  • Emergency Medical Equipment
  • Emergency Vehicles
  • Text Books
  • Atmospheric Monitoring Devices








High School Diploma or G.E.D.


24 months experience as a firefighter I or EMT I with the jurisdiction’s fire department.


(FTP Only) – Pass FTP Training Course




GA. Basic Firefighter certification


First Class Firefighter certification


NPQ Firefighter II




Valid class B driver’s license and a satisfactory motor vehicle record (MVR)


Must meet all in-house testing requirements


(FTP Only) – AEMT FTO must receive BLS Instructor Certification within 1 year of assignment

                         Paramedic FTO must receive ACLS Instructor Certification within 1 year of assignment




Firefighting principles and techniques, including hydraulics


Rescue principles and techniques


Emergency medical treatment and life support procedures


Symptoms of illness and traumatic injuries


Local geography, streets, roads, fire hydrants, and hospitals


Department’s rules and regulations


Department’s standard operating procedures


Civil Service rules and regulations


State laws and local codes related to Fire & EMS


Oral and Written communication skills 


Perform strenuous work under adverse conditions for a sustained period of time


Reacts calmly and quickly in emergency situations


Service and repair equipment at the operator level


Drive apparatus in all weather conditions




Physical Ability: Essential functions continuously require the ability to remain in a stationary position (sitting or standing); to move about by walking;  move oneself by crawling on hands and knees; ascend and descend ladders, stairs, and ramps; maintain body equilibrium to prevent failing when walking, standing, crouching or navigating narrow, slippery or erratically moving surfaces; bend body downward and forward by bending spine and legs, twisting at the waist, hips or knees; and move about on hands and knees and feet; move/transport items over 100lbs. Incumbents constantly must think analytically; handle stress and emotion, concentrate on tasks, remember names and other details; examine and observe details; make decisions, and adjust to change. Additionally the essential functions require that incumbents be on-call and work irregular hours; attend regular work meetings and trainings;, handle confidential information, direct others; meet deadlines; operate equipment; use a computer/keyboard; use math/calculations; and stay organized.


Sensory Requirements: Essential Functions require the ability to use effective verbal and written communication; use of hand/eye coordination and fine manipulation to use tools and equipment; visually discern differences in color.


Environmental Factors: Essential functions are continuously performed with exposure to adverse environmental conditions, including inclement weather; extreme hot or cold temperatures; humidity and moisture; possible bodily injury from hazards including biological, chemical, sharp objects/tools, heavy machinery, traffic; falling from high or exposed places, and falling objects; constricted spaces; moving mechanical parts of equipment, tools, and machinery; fumes, gasses, odors, dust, grease, oil and mud; wet or slippery floors or surfaces and excessive noise. Incumbents will be required to work alone or with others continuously. 


Additionally, essential functions are frequently performed with exposure to bodily injury from electrical or radiation hazards. 


Essential functions may also require occasional exposure to extreme dry environments and hot temperatures from flame torches. 



This class specification should not be interpreted as all-inclusive. It is intended to identify the major responsibilities and requirements of this job. The incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification

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