General Definition of Work
Performs intermediate protective service work responding to fires and emergency medical service calls, performing fire suppression, emergency medical response and related duties, maintaining station and equipment, participating in continuing training, and related work as apparent or assigned. Work is performed under the moderate supervision of the Fire Lieutenant and Fire Captain.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential function satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individual with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Responds to emergency and non-emergency calls; performs firefighting activities including laying hose, using ropes for rescue, lifting and raising ladders and other equipment, performing fire extinguishment, containment, ventilation and salvage work, and extrication of entrapped patients involved in motor vehicle crashes; assists with hazardous materials tasks.
Performs emergency medical activities including administering emergency medical care, and providing other assistance as required.
Assists in maintaining and repairing fire apparatus and equipment, cleaning fire station and grounds. Prepares incident response reports and other routine reports as required.
Prepares pre-fire plans.
Checks fire hydrant flows and performs light maintenance.
Conducts station tours for the public; demonstrates life safety concepts; installs child safety seats, smoke alarms and reflective address markers for citizens.
Performs a variety of office tasks as assigned; serves on department committees as assigned.
Participates in drills and physical training; takes part in training sessions on techniques, use of equipment and related matters including personal safety, use of proper protective clothing and equipment; maintains physical fitness and readiness to perform under prolonged and arduous conditions.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
General knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression; general knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures; ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; general knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the Town; general knowledge of hazardous materials and accident extrication principles and techniques; general knowledge of basic life support principles and techniques; ability to work at heights and in confined spaces; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; possession of physical endurance and agility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
High school diploma or GED, or equivalent combination of education and experience.
This work requires the regular exertion of up to 10 pounds of force, frequent exertion of up to 50 pounds of force and occasional exertion of over 100 pounds of force; work regularly requires speaking or hearing, using hands to finger, handle or feel, reaching with hands and arms, pushing or pulling, lifting and repetitive motions, frequently requires standing, walking, climbing or balancing and stooping, kneeling, crouching or crawling and occasionally requires sitting and tasting or smelling; work requires close vision, distance vision, ability to adjust focus, depth perception, color perception, night vision and peripheral vision; vocal communication is required for expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word and conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels and to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; work requires preparing and analyzing written or computer data, visual inspection involving small defects and/or small parts, using of measuring devices, assembly or fabrication of parts within armís length, operating machines, operating motor vehicles or equipment and observing general surroundings and activities; work regularly requires working near moving mechanical parts, exposure to outdoor weather conditions, wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus and exposure to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment, frequently requires working in high, precarious places, exposure to fumes or airborne particles, exposure to toxic or caustic chemicals and exposure to vibration and occasionally requires wet, humid conditions (non-weather), exposure to extreme heat (non-weather) and exposure to the risk of electrical shock; work is generally in a loud noise location (e.g. grounds maintenance, heavy traffic).
Possession of, or ability to acquire, North Carolina Firefighter and EMT-Basic within one year of employment.
Possession of or ability to acquire Rescue Technician and Child Safety Seat Technician certifications within six months of employment.
Must meet and maintain all department and state training and certification requirements for the position. Valid driver`s license in the State of North Carolina.
The Town of Carrboro considers applicants without regard to age, race, color, religion,
sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or national origin. We are especially interested in qualified candidates who can contribute, through their skills, dedication and service, to the diversity and excellence of our Fire Service.