Fire Fighter/Paramedic (2 positions)
City of Sanger - Sanger, TX

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Purpose: Under supervision, responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, and other emergency calls to protect life and property; participates in fire training, fire prevention, public education, station and equipment maintenance activities, operates a paramedic unit in response to medical emergencies and provides definitive medical care. Duties, Functions and Responsibilities: Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. Other related duties as assigned.• Responds to alarms involving fire, all types of accidents, gas leaks, flooded structures, hazardous substances, and life saving and rescue work.•Places fire hoses, sets ladders, operates fire streams, ventilates and enters burning structures to extinguish fires and perform rescue services.•Performs salvage and overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and prevent water damage.

  • Performs first aid and life saving duties.•Operates pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as generators and pumps.•Stands fire watches.•Drives fire apparatus and/or acts as Engineer as assigned, if properly certified.•Provides definitive care and treatment in the field to persons in life threatening medical situations, under radio direction of a mobile intensive care unit physician or nurse.•Supports and assists other Firefighter/Paramedics as directed on medical calls.•Operates a paramedic vehicle safely; treats and transports patients in accordance with San Diego County Emergency Medical Services protocol and department policy.•Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports such as controlled drug inventory, equipment and station logs, and EMS reports. •Inspects and performs maintenance on hydrants.•Performs decontamination procedures in compliance with regulations.•Engages in drills and participates in self-directed exercise program to maintain physical fitness. •Studies and keeps up to date on City geography, department rules, regulations, procedures and other training and job related materials. •Washes, polishes, and performs preventive maintenance on fire apparatus and equipment.•Cleans and maintains fire station and grounds.•Updates station bulletin boards and maps.•In the event of a major fire or emergency, may be called in from off duty to work an extended period of time.
  • Presents programs and participates in the department’s public relations programs as assigned. •Performs related work as required. Responsibilities – Supervisor and/or Leadership Exercised: NoneKnowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and to be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.Knowledge of: •Firefighting and EMS procedures and equipment.•Fire ground tactics and strategy; emergency incident management, specifically the Incident Command System (ICS); principles of incident safety; automatic and mutual aid agreements; hazardous materials procedures; and confined space and technical rescue techniques.•Hazardous materials, fire prevention procedures and related codes.•Rescue operations and procedures.•Texas vehicular laws related to operation of various firefighting and rescue apparatus.•Safety principles and practices related to the Fire Service. •Policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the Sanger Fire Department and the City of Sanger.•Geography and street layout of the City and surrounding area.•Laws and regulations pertaining to fire and emergency medical services operations.•Personal Protective Equipment.•Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.•Algebraic and a

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