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Firefighter (Star Valley, AZ 85541)

Description

GENERAL SUMMARY

Engages in all forms of community risk reduction which includes responding to alarms and protecting life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medicine, hazard control and other duties as assigned. Maintains fire and emergency medicine equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED:

Works under the supervision of a Fire Captain, or his/her assigned representative in the absence of the Fire Captain.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responds to emergency calls and public service calls as dispatched within the HFD and on mutual aid assignments.

  • Provides basic life support and first aid treatment in accordance with Arizona laws, Arizona Department of Health Services rules and regulations, regional protocols, and base hospital directions.

  • Drives or attends to patients within departmental ambulance or rescue transport vehicles.

  • Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related

    equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment, extinguishments and overhaul.

  • Performs salvage operations including throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.

  • Completes necessary paperwork and documentation as required on calls for service.

  • Writes reports accurately and in a timely manner, documenting incident data, patient assessment and

    patient treatment.

  • Receives fire and/or emergency medical calls and alarms.

  • Operates radio and other communication equipment.

  • Participates in inspections of buildings, hydrants and other structures in pre-plans.

  • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire and emergency medical equipment,

    apparatus, and facilities.

  • Presents programs to public on safety, emergency medicine, and fire prevention and suppression

    topics.

  • Participates in fire drills, and attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical service, and other

    related areas.

  • Maintains required certifications in fire and emergency medicine.

  • Maintains positive working relationshipsWORK ENVIRONMENT:

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those personnel encounter while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    Work is performed in an office, vehicle or outdoor setting in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes at all times of day and night. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Personnel are exposed to sirens and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including infectious substances, smoke noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils. Personnel occasionally work near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and are occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, radiation, risk of electrical shock and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMS activities when noise levels may be loud


    The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position. The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the District and employee and is subject to change by the District as the needs of the District and requirements of the job change.

Qualifications
  1. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: The qualifications listed below are representative of the qualifications, knowledge, skills and abilities required to complete the essential functions of the position.

    • 18 years of age or older

    • High school diploma or general education degree G.E.D. equivalent

  • Valid Arizona Driver’s License

  • Arizona Firefighter I and II certification or NFPA 1001 equivalent

  • Arizona Department of Health Services Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic

  • Wildland Red Card as a Firefighter II or higher

  • Hazardous Materials First Responder certification

  • Speak, read, and write the English language

  • Meet HFD physical standards

  • Meet insurability requirements of the District’s insurance carrier

    KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES:

  • Working knowledge of...
    ▪ fire suppression and prevention principles
    ▪ fire behavior and characteristics
    ▪ emergency medical and rescue techniques and their applications ▪ District geography, streets, and water supply locations

  • Ability to...

    • ▪  apply standard firefighting and emergency medical techniques

    • ▪  follow verbal and written instructions

    • ▪  function effectively in emergency situations

    • ▪  handle the arduous physical requirements of the job under stressful and adverse conditions

    • ▪  take effective and decisive actions under stressful and adverse conditions

    • ▪  effectively communicate in both written and verbal format

    • ▪  establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and members

      of the public

    • ▪  Ability to read and comprehend simple instructions, short correspondence and memos;

      ability to write simple correspondence.

    • ▪  Ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small groups.

    • ▪  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers,

      common fractions and decimals; ability to compute rate, ratio and percent.

    • ▪  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written,

      oral, or diagram form.

    • ▪  Ability to deal with problems involving several concrete variables in standardized situations.

      PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

      The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by all personnel to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions.

      The position requires the individual to meet NFPA and OSHA standards for the wearing of self-contained breathing apparatus. While performing the duties of this job, personnel are frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, use hands to finger, handle or operate objects, tools or controls, and reach with hands and arms. Personnel are frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, and smell. Personnel must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

Location
Star Valley, AZ 85541
Posted date
November 02, 2021
Salary
$ 48,500 - 68,556
Registration Fee
$50
Applications Accepted
Open: Monday November 8th 2021 at 9:00 AM CT
Close: Friday December 17th 2021 at 6:00 PM CT

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