WRITTEN EXAM: February 6, 2013
Must pass writtten exam with a minimum of 70%
PRACTICAL EXAM: February 16, 2013 and February 23, 2013
INTERVIEW: March 7, 2013
Under general supervision, performs a variety of duties, primary focus is non-emergency local medical transports and public assists within the City of Sierra Vista and neighboring areas. May respond to assist at structural and non-structural fires, EMS incidents, and hazardous material incidents. FLSA status: Non-Exempt. This is a 40 hour per week position working Monday through Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. This position is not eligible for paramedic incentive pay. Essential functions included in the job description may include tasks, knowledge, skills, and other characteristics. The list of tasks is illustrative only and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by positions in this class.
Responds to SVRHC, care centers, diagnostic and treatment centers, and other such facilities for non-emergent inter-facility transports Responds to residences for non-emergent public assists and lift assists Responds to structure fires, hazardous materials, or special rescue incidents as medical sector As a firefighter, performs all fire suppression activities to combat and extinguish fires at a fire scene, including laying and/or connecting hose, directing water, and raising and climbing ladders. Utilizes a variety of fire suppression equipment including chain saws, axes, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools. Enters, searches for, and extricates individuals from burning structures Removes dangerous/damaged structures/furniture and fixtures. Performs general maintenance of Fire Station along with other crew members, including, checking tools, equipment, supplies, and materials of each vehicle, including all fire suppression, emergency medical response, and Hazmat units, to ensure that vehicles contain all required tools, equipment, supplies, and materials, and are in proper operating condition Performs community preparedness functions such as hydrant-testing, pre-fire planning, fire inspections, and station tours. Responds to hazardous materials calls, performs confined space rescues, and performs a variety of emergency rescue activities at fire, accident, hazardous material, or other emergency situations as a certified Emergency Medical Technician Initiates pre-hospital first aid care to individuals, provides basic life support, and assists paramedic personnel when at emergency scenes Participates in regular training drills/programs.
Knowledges, Skills & Other Characteristics:
Knowledge of : Structural fire suppression principles, methods, techniques, and practices. Wildland fire suppression principles, methods, techniques, and practices. The principles, practices, techniques, and methods of hazardous material control/clean-up (FRO). First aid, CPR, and other basic emergency medical care techniques and methods. The streets, addresses, and locations throughout the City of Sierra Vista. Applicable state, federal, and local statutes, codes, and ordinances. The use and purpose of a variety of specialized equipment, tools, and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, emergency medical assistance, hazardous materials, and tactical rescue situations. Applicable OHSA and EPA laws, regulations, and requirements. The principles, practices, techniques, and methods of confined space and steep terrain rescues. Skills in: Using a personal computer with basic office software, including word processing, spreadsheets, databases, and presentation applications. The safe and proper use of all specialized fire and EMS equipment, vehicles, apparatus, and materials. Understanding and interpreting complex statues, ordinances, regulations, and standards. Applying basic and/or advanced emergency medical assistance techniques. Working effectively in hazardous environments subject to exposure to high temperatures, toxic fumes, unstable structures, infectious/contagious diseases, blood born pathogens, personal injury, quickly changing priorities, and the ability to remain calm during emergency situations. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with other department personnel, City staff, other fire suppression agency staff, and the general public. Presenting complex subjects to a variety of audiences at an appropriate level of understanding geared for the listeners. Following oral instructions under stressful situations.
Required: High school diploma or equivalent; CPR and EMT certifications; State of Arizona Firefighter 1 & 2 certification.
Required within one year of employment : Pumping Apparatus Driver/Operator certification. Preferred: Associates degree in Fire Science or general studies, NWCG Red card certification.
Degree must be from an institution accredited by one of the six regional accreditation boards: MSA – Middle States Association NASC – Northwest Association of Schools & Colleges NCA – North Central Association of Colleges & Schools NEASC – New England Association of Schools & Colleges SACS – Southern Association of Colleges & Schools WASC – Western Association of Schools & Colleges
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