Firefighter
City of Casper, WY - Casper, WY

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To respond to fire related incidents, emergency and non-emergency services to protect life and property; also non-emergency calls for service; and to participate in fire prevention, public education training, and station and equipment maintenance activities.

Examples of Duties:

Respond to fire related calls with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; and climb ladders.

Operate all types of fire fighting equipment and tools, including portable fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, aerial ladder equipment, emergency medical equipment, rescue equipment, and other related miscellaneous equipment.

Respond to emergency medical incidents, analyzing and taking command of patient care with full responsibility for the patient(s) until relieved by proper medical personnel.

Administer first aid at the minimum level of Emergency Medical Technician.

Respond to hazardous materials, special rescue, and wildland incidents.

Respond to non-emergency calls for service.

Perform computer related tasks, necessary to fulfill reporting requirements.

Participate in Fire Department activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned.

Participate in fire drills; serve as drill instructor as assigned; attend training sessions which include fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.

Perform minor maintenance on station equipment and facilities; paint station; remove snow from station driveways and sidewalks; clean apparatus and equipment and perform general custodial duties as required.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Successfully complete the Annual Combat Task Test.

Successfully complete Relief Driver Certification.

Perform the duties of a Fire Engineer as assigned.

Knowledge of:
  • City of Casper rules and policies.
  • Casper Fire Department SOP’s.
  • Reports required of Casper Fire Department and State of Wyoming.
  • Incident Command System.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire fighting and fire fighting equipment, and apparatus.
  • Principles, practices, and procedures of current emergency medical services, including CPR and related equipment.
  • Purposes and uses of a variety of vehicles, equipment, tools, and apparatus used in fire fighting, rescue, and medical assistance operations.
Ability to:
  • Analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective course of action.
  • Assess emergency medical situations and treat with effective course of action.
  • Learn to operate and maintain voice radio equipment.
  • Learn to understand and act in accordance with Departmental policies, rules, and instructions in the field of fire fighting, and other related emergency services.
  • Learn to apply fire fighting techniques and procedures.
  • Learn to apply current medical emergency techniques and procedures.
  • Learn appropriate hazardous material training.
  • Learn the layout of the City's water main system and street numbering system.
  • Perform computer related functions.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of fire fighting equipment.
  • Principles of mechanics, hydraulics, and mathematics as related to fire fighting duties.
  • Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of emergency medical equipment.
  • Retain presence of mind in emergency situations.
  • Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies.
  • Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
  • Demonstrate physical endurance, agility, strength, and stamina in the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions; think and act quickly in emergencies.
  • Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing.
  • Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Qualifications:

Experience: A degree in Fire Science or college level courses with an EMT certification is preferred.

Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. Specialized training in fire science or related field is desirable.

License or Certificate: Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate, valid Wyoming "B" driver's license.

Ability to obtain an appropriate, valid State of Wyoming EMT-D Certificate.

Ability to obtain appropriate, valid State Fire Fighter I, Fire Fighter II Certificates.

Supplemental Information:

Women, minorities, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

The testing process includes a written examination, physical ability test, oral interview, polygraph examination, interview with the Fire Chief, drug screening, and physical and psychological examinations.

As a condition of employment, the successful candidate must utilize direct deposit for payroll purposes.

Driving records are required for all new employees regardless of the position's driving requirements. If the employee has not held a Wyoming driver's license for the last three years, the employee must provide at their own initiation and expense a driving record from their previous state(s) of residence.

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