Position Detail:

Forest Grove Fire Department
1919 Ash Street
Forest Grove, OR 97116

Washington County

503-359-3243 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Combat Volunteer Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  June 30, 2019

Special Instructions:  



Job Description
To assist Fire & Rescue Department operations and activities by utilizing department standards and continued training, including in the performance of fire suppression and emergency medical assistance duties on emergency scenes and in the completion of other duties as assigned. This position requires a high level of training for firefighting activities.

This is an unpaid, volunteer position.

The following tasks are typical for this position.

1. Participation in drills and classes studying techniques and procedures for firefighting, emergency rescue, emergency medical response, and response to hazardous materials incidents.

2. Perform duties in response to fire, medical and other emergency calls; perform fire suppression, emergency medical assistance, and general public assistance duties.

3. Respond to fire and emergency alarms; perform all phases of fire suppression work; place fire hoses, set ladders, operate fire streams, ventilate and enter burning structures to extinguish fires and rescue victims; operate pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as generators or pumps; perform rescue, ventilation, overhaul, salvage and clean-up activities at fire scene.

4. Place equipment and ladders in appropriate position at emergency scenes; estimate height and adjust equipment to ensure proper and safe operation.

5. Respond to emergency and non-emergency medical calls; determine and perform appropriate emergency medical interventions within guidelines of certification; transport patients to appropriate medical facility; communicate with medical staff via two-way radio; write medical response reports as needed.

6. Respond to hazardous material incidents.

7. May operate fire apparatus under general supervision, as training allows.

8. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required in support of the Fire & Rescue mission.

Minimum Qualifications
Must be at least 18 years of age; have a high school diploma or the equivalent; possess a valid Oregon driver`s license; have an acceptable criminal background and driving record; have the ability to obtain NFPA/DPSST Firefighter I and NFPA/DPSST Wildland Interface Firefighter certifications; be able to serve at least 24 hours a month of ride-along time or incident response time to Stations 4, 7, or 8 and attend a majority (over 75%) of the drills that occur most Tuesday nights from 7 p.m. - 9 p.m.

Additional Information
Physical Demands and Working Conditions

Environment: Travel to emergency scenes and/or firefighting incidents; exposure to noise, dust, grease, smoke, fumes, gases, extreme heat, hazardous materials; work at heights on ladders; work with water.

Mobility: Incumbents may be required to maintain physical condition necessary for walking, standing, running, climbing, crawling, reaching, and bending for prolonged periods at heights and in unlit areas wearing heavy gear; lift, push and pull objects; may drive and operate fire suppression equipment and apparatus, as training allows.

Vision: Vision sufficient to distinguish objects in limited visibility; to read small print, computer screens and printed documents.

Selection Process
Submit completed City application by posted deadline. Applicants meeting the minimum qualifications will be invited to participate in a physical ability test (pass/fail). Applicants passing the physical ability test will be invited to a panel interview. An offer of a volunteer position will be contingent upon verification of an acceptable criminal and driving record.

Please be sure to include in your application a valid email address you check frequently (including spam and junk folders), as candidates may be notified via email.

Starting Salary:  N/A
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Forest Grove Human Resources
1924 Council Street

Forest Grove, OR 97116

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 21,000
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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