Protects life and property by performing fire fighting, hazardous materials, other emergency operations and fire prevention duties of the District. He/she is responsible for the operation and maintaining of their assigned station and apparatus. He/she is also responsible for providing emergency medical care appropriate within the scope of practice.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. Becomes familiar with and maintains an understanding of District policies, rules, procedures and standard operating guidelines.
2. Responds as dispatched within the District and on mutual aid assignments
3. Provides EMS treatment and transport in accordance with Arizona Statutes, Rules, Regulations, Protocols, Standard Operating Guidelines, Standing Orders and any permissive skills as approved by the Medical Director.
4. Performs firefighting activities including rescue, operating firefighting apparatus and equipment, laying hose lines and performing fire combat, containment, extinguishment, property conservation and overhaul tasks.
5. Prepares clear, accurate, complete and timely written and typed logs, documents and reports regarding patient care, incident response, daily activities and training utilizing computer data entry systems.
6. Operates radios and other communication equipment utilizing clear and concise verbal skills.
7. Performs general maintenance work, minor mechanical repairs, cleaning and washing in order to maintain the appearance, upkeep, care and working condition of Fire/EMS facilities, apparatus and equipment.
8. Inspects, evaluates and tests the operating efficiency of apparatus, vehicles and equipment assigned to his/her care and promptly informing his/her Captain of any difficulties or irregularities which may affect operation or immediate response.
9. Conducts and maintains a daily inventory check and adequate supply of tools, appliances and supplies on the apparatus/vehicle as assigned.
10. Presents or participates in programs or activities for the community on safety, medical and fire prevention topics.
11. Participates in company fire inspections and in pre-fire surveys; maintains knowledge of geographical locations, target and special hazards within the District.
12. Conducts or participates in drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, rescue, hazardous materials and related subjects in order to develop and maintain required skills and certifications.
13. Corrects or reports all non-safe conditions or hazards to his/her supervisor.
14. Develops and maintains a required skill to operate District fire apparatus and perform calculations to flow the needed quantity of water through hose fittings and appliances.
Maintains positive working relationship with the public and District personnel.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Ability to think logically and quickly during an emergency.
2. Ability to listen to and apply information and instructions.
3. Ability to read and comprehend technically written materials and manual.
4. Knowledge of laws and ordinances affecting the District.
5. Thorough knowledge of geography of the District.
6. Ability to direct and supervise the work of others.
7. Ability to deal firmly and courteously with the public.
8. Good judgment and dependability.
9. Ability to read, write legibly, speak distinctly and have good hearing.
10. Ability to remain calm under stress.
11. Ability to maintain and uphold high ethical standards.
Minimum Education, Training and Experience Requirements
1. Must possess a valid Arizona or National Registry EMT-B Certification.
2. Must be an Arizona Certified Firefighter I & II or NFPA 1001 equivalent.
3. Must have Hazardous Materials First Responder-Operations Level certification.
4. Must have Basic Wildland Firefighter certification.
5. Must have current healthcare provider CPR certification.
6. High School Diploma or GED equivalent.
7. Must possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License.
8. No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past ten (10) years.
9. Ability to meet District physical standards for Suppression personnel.
Preferred Education, Training and Experience
1. Associate’s Degree in Fire Science or related field.
2. Ability to communicate in both English and Spanish.