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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.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
MATERIALS AND EQUIPMENT USED
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
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
LICENSES AND CERTIFICATIONS:
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
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:
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
ADA MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
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 specificationp >