Firefighter/EMT
Rural/Metro Corporation - Lake Charles, LA

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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:

Firefighter Paramedics perform fire suppression duties and medical pre-hospital procedures. Firefighter Paramedics respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents which include providing medical, fire suppression and rescue services.

Responsibilities:

Essential Functions

Fire Suppression
  • Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.
  • Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft and Wildland fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.
  • Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.
  • Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene.
Maintenance
  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
  • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain.
  • Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Responds to emergency medical calls; performs primary and secondary physical assessment of ill or injured persons, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle.
  • Performs skilled tasks at the scenes of emergency and non-emergency calls, and transfers patients to medical facilities.
  • Treat patients in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.
  • Provide written reports detailing patient care.
  • May serve as a preceptor for paramedic and EMT-B trainees.
Communications
  • Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
  • Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Training
  • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training
Customer Service
  • 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 involves serving the public.
  • 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.
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. State or National Registered EMT-Paramedic
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Current CPR 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.

Educational Requirements
  • High School diploma or GED required.

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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