GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES: To perform a variety of tasks when engaged in the combating, extinguishing and prevention of fires; answer medical calls, extricate and rescue individuals from fires and entrapment, respond to hazardous materials calls, and the operation and maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus and quarters; and to perform related work as required.
SUPERVISION RECEIVED: Work is performed under the supervision of a superior officer.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK: An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)
? Respond to fire alarms with fire company, connect and control hose lines and nozzles, erect ladders, turn water on or off and use extinguishers, axes, hooks and lifelines.
? Operate fire fighting apparatus, pumps and other auxiliary fire equipment.
? Respond to emergency calls removing persons from danger and/or applying emergency medical techniques for life-threatening injuries.
? Respond to rescue calls, operate auxiliary power equipment and/or deploy rescue boat and other gear during search and rescue work.
? Perform general maintenance work in the upkeep of a fire station, clean and wash walls, care for grounds and make minor repairs.
? Wash, hang and dry hose.
? Wash, clean and polish fire apparatus.
? Prepare meals.
? Participate in fire prevention inspections.
? Make periodic inspections, flow tests and maintenance of fire hydrants.
? Post to daily station log, prepare accident and fire reports and other records.
? Participate in overhaul and salvage operations.
? Participate in drills and other departmental training functions.
? Perform related work as required.
DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS FOR EMPLOYMENT:
? Knowledge of the geography, streets and principal locations in the city.
? Knowledge of traffic rules and regulations.
? Mechanical aptitude and mental alertness.
? Physically sound and active and must meet height, weight and physical requirements as established by policy.
? Willingness to perform any assigned task.
? Ability to establish and maintain satisfactory working relationships with other employees.
An employee in this class, upon appointment, should have the equivalent of the following training and experience:
? Graduation from an accredited high school, plus some responsible work experience.
? Must have Fire Fighter Phase I and II training as required by the Michigan Fire Fighters Training Council (Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs).
? Must possess a valid Michigan Basic EMT certification or higher.
? Must have Hazardous Materials Operation Level.
? Must have and required to maintain a valid State of Michigan driver=s license
- Must be 18 years of age.
- A United States citizen.
- No felony convictions.
- Current passing EMPCO test score.
o For information on taking the EMPCO test visit: https://www.empco.net/fts/
- Current passing CPAT (Candidate Physical Agility Test).
o For information on taking the CPAT visit:
Working Hours: 24-hour shift rotation; Fire Department operates 24-hours per day / 365 days per year