Fire Captain
Rural/Metro Corporation - Mississippi

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From coast to coast, Rural/Metro employees are tied together by their overwhelming desire to help others. Every day and every call for our team of highly-trained professionals is different than the one before.

At Rural/Metro, we celebrate the successes of our team members, and doing the right thing for those we serve.

Rural/Metro is a leader in private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and more than 700 communities nationwide. Rural/Metro has provided high-quality patient care, met and exceeded the expectations of the communities we serve, and invested in the success of our employees since 1948.

Overview:
Fire Captains supervise and oversee a number of Firefighters and Fire Engineers in an assigned Fire Company. The Fire Captain oversees activities including fire suppression, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials spills and other emergency incident calls and supervises a fire crew to ensure safety. The Fire Captain provides assistance to the Battalion Chief. In absence of the Battalion Chief position, the Fire Captain shall report directly to the Fire Chief.

Responsibilities:
Fire Suppression
A Fire Captain manages the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a fire station and the apparatus and personnel assigned to that station.
Fire Captains supervise a fire and rescue crew and the station apparatus dispatched to emergency scenes, including fire scenes, emergency medical calls, hazardous materials incidents, etc.
Fire Captains may serve in the capacity of incident commander at emergency incidents.
Fire Captains must be able to perform the duties of subordinate positions.
Operational Duties
The Fire Captain shall respond to fire and other emergency incidents as directed by the alarm room.
The Fire Captain shall enforce established department safety procedures.
Fire Captains are responsible to inspect and be familiar with the location of streets, buildings, hydrants and unusual hazards in their respective first due areas.
Fire Captains maintain order and discipline in their command at all times.
Fire Captains assist with planning, organizing, and controlling station objectives in accordance with all company philosophies, strategies, goals, objectives, principals and procedures
Supervision
Fire Captains direct technical and functional supervision over firefighting staff and directly and indirectly supervise Firefighters, Fire Engineers, Fire Lieutenants and EMS personnel assigned to a specific fire station. Fire Captains supervise the safe operation of company apparatus at all times.
Fire Captains delegate duties and responsibilities to subordinates.
Ensure that apparatus, tools, equipment and quarters are maintained by crews daily.
Ensure all required reports are completed daily.
Communicate any required department orders, directives, memos, etc. promptly and consistently.
Perform annual or bi-annual performance evaluations of assigned crew members and create and implement Performance Action Plans if necessary.
Serve as a role model by consistently displaying exemplary leadership through action and example.
Administrative
The Fire Captain shall complete, review and forward all required Fire Station/Company reports.
Responsible for completion of required administrative forms and station logs.
The Fire Captain shall ensure that their station has all required manuals and maintains the station training library.
Must have thorough knowledge of Fire SOG’s and administrative policies.
Must have thorough knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements
Training
The Fire Captain ensures participation by his crew in all company required training events.
The Fire Captain conducts in-service company training.
The Fire Captain is responsible to review training needs of all subordinates and ensure completion of necessary training.
The Fire Captain is responsible for the completion of all assigned Safety inspections and Pre Emergency Plans.
Customer Service
Work involves serving the public.
Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections.
Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.
Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers.
Work requires interaction with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.
Communications
Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.

Compliance:
Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.
Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of concern.
Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

Additional Duties:
Perform other duties as directed.
Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation.

Qualifications:
Qualifications:
State, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials-Operations level certification.
If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard or FAA Airport Firefighter certification.
Five years full-time Firefighter service with Rural/Metro Fire Department.
State or National Registered as an EMT-P or EMT-B certification.
Current ACLS certification if EMT-P
Current CPR/AED certification
Valid driver license with good driving record. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.
Able to work 24 hr shifts.
Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends.
Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis.

Education Requirements:
High School diploma or GED required.

Physical Requirements:
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, fire department personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery. There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and heavy (50-200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.
Firefighting may require an annual pack test. The Pack test refers to work capacity tests used to qualify individuals for Wildland firefighting duty. The pack test measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The pack test requires completion at the arduous endurance level: a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack to be completed within 45 minutes.

Cognitive/Psychosocial/Mental Requirements:
Frequently: Professional judgment, problem solving, decision making, reasoning.
Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow rders and instruction and read fire manuals. General math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Stress Factors:
Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure.
Occasionally: Fatigue, intense tasks

Equipment Operated:
Turn out gear, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), gloves, helmet, safety glasses, safety shoes, hazmat suit. Ground ladders, portapower units, bolt cutters, water cut off tools, sledge hammers, lug wrenches, hand truck, battering ram, water rescue boat, life throw rings, stethoscopes, glucometer, backboards, neck collars, automatic defibrillators, aerial ladders, knives, chain saws, hand saws, pinch bars, fire extinguishers, portable lights, life vests, jet skis, sphygmomanometer, pulse oxsimetry, CIDs, electrocardiogram, angiocatheters, fire hoses, nozzles, axes, ceiling hooks, pry bars, power saws, ladders, heavy fans, shovels, ropes, hydraulic extrication equipment, fire engine, radios, generators, standard Microsoft Windows and Office software, printers, Fire incident reporting system, firehouse software.

Working Conditions:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters 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 primarily in an indoor office environment; Firefighting, Medical Services and Rescue duties may be performed in or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions, such as, but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wet, humid, and loud situations.

Closing Statement:
This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.

Rural/Metro is a proud Equal Opportunity employer, m/f/d/v.

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