Reserve Firefighter
Pioneer Fire Department - Somerset, CA

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DEFINITION:
The Volunteer Reserve Firefighter is a stipend $40 per shift position and is not guaranteed for any length of time. This is a great opportunity for recent graduates from a California Accredited Fire Academy to receive “on-the-job” training and experience. Both, the Pioneer Fire Protection District and a Reserve member can terminate a Reserve’s participation in the program at any time.

EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:
Under direct supervision, duties may include but are not limited to the following: Responds to alarms; lays hose; fights fires under departmental procedures and as directed; ventilates buildings and directs streams of water; cleans up and does salvage work after fires; rescues endangered persons; administers first aid; maintains fire trucks, rescue units, and other apparatus and
equipment; operates resuscitators; assists in maintenance of fire department apparatus; participate in Fire Prevention inspections and Pre-Fire Planning; maintains fire station and grounds; attends drills and classes.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIREMENTS:
Must be a minimum of 18 years of age
Must pass Medical Examination
Must pass Physical requirement test
Must pass Criminal Live Scan
Must pass DMV, CA Driver’s License review process

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Ability to read and understand technical materials relating to fire fighting, prevention, and departmental regulations; apply elementary principles of chemistry and physics to fire fighting problems; understand and follow written and oral directions under stress and pressure; work effectively under emergency conditions and to use sound judgment under hazardous
circumstances; work in a team and independently; maintain cooperative working relations; deal effectively and courteously with the public; physical endurance and agility; keep records and prepare reports accurately.

EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Graduated from High School or GED equivalency.
Graduated from a California Accredited Fire Academy or possess a California Firefighter I
Completion of an EMT course

LICENSE AND CERTIFICATION:
Must possess a County EMT Certification, at time of appointment.
Must possess a valid California Class C Driver's License.

WORK SCHEDULE:
The time commitment for a Reserve Firefighter is dedicating 5-10, 24-hour shifts, a month assigned to a shift on a 48/96 rotation, with further shifts possible on strike team deployments. A Reserve Firefighter in good standing can remain in the program up to a maximum of two years. Reserve Firefighters are expected to fulfill their assignment duties. Reserve Firefighters who become unavailable to fulfill their assignment because of other obligations shall submit a memo to their respective Captain at least two weeks prior to the affected date.

TO APPLY:
Complete an application available on the Districts Website www.pioneerfire.org or pick up at 7061 Mount Aukum Road Somerset, Ca 95684 and submit with a complete resume and required certificates in an envelope marked: Attention Captain Daniels, For further questions call Captain Daniels at 530-620-4445