Position Detail:

La Vergne Fire Department
169 Stones River Road
PO Box 98
La Vergne, TN 37086

Rutherford County

615-793-7440 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter
Last Filing Date:  June 20, 2022

Special Instructions:  



Job Summary
Under close supervision, performs fire suppression and fire prevention duties to protect life and property; provides emergency rescue and basic medical treatment as required; utilizes various tools and power equipment in rescue operations; maintains department equipment, vehicles and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

This career opportunity features paid medical, dental, vision, and life insurance for the employee and their dependents.

Job Responsibilities
Responds to fire alarms with assigned company; lays and connects hose; maintains pumping apparatus; holds nozzles and directs water streams; raises and climbs ladders; assists in freeing victims from situations in which they are physically trapped; utilizes and maintains self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
Operates all types of fire fighting and rescue equipment such as portable fire extinguishers, power tools, hand tools and related equipment such as smoke ejectors, forcible entry tools, pike poles and axes.

Administers first aid; assists paramedics/EMTs at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilizes immobilization techniques to stabilize patient; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
Participates in fire and life safety inspection activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned. Maintains appropriate records and files.
Attends training sessions that include fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
Performs various duties in the maintenance of station facilities and auxiliary equipment. Washes, dries, polishes, and cleans fire department apparatus and equipment.
Inspects fire equipment to ensure proper operation.
Assumes roles and responsibilities as driver of emergency vehicles as directed by Assistant Chief and/or Fire Chief.

Job Qualifications
Education and Experience:

Be at least 18 years of age.
No felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude required.
High School Diploma or GED required.
Valid Driver?s License required.
Minimum Basic firefighting (64 Hr.) and Live Burn (16hr.) required, Firefighter I and II, IFSAC or Pro Board preferred.
Tennessee Department of Public Health Emergency Medical Responder (EMR)
or higher certification required, AEMT preferred.

FEMA Incident Command System ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800 required.
AED Healthcare provider with American Heart Association or

American Red Cross required.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
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Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire fighting.
Knowledge of fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities, and the proper use and maintenance.
Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency medical procedures such as advanced first aid, CPR, and other medical assistance techniques.
Knowledge of decontamination procedures.
Skill in basic fire fighting techniques.
Skill in operating and maintaining voice radio equipment.
Skill in analyzing fire and emergency situations and providing an effective course of action.
Skill in effectively dealing with people under stress.
Skill in effective interpersonal communication and in dealing with the public.
Must obtain State of Tennessee Firefighter I within eighteen (18) months from appointment date.
Must obtain State of Tennessee Firefighter II within thirty (30) months from appointment date.
Must obtain State of Tennessee Division of Emergency Medical Technical (EMT) within eighteen (18) months from appointment date.
Must obtain State of Tennessee Division of Advance Emergency Medical Service within thirty (30) months from appointment date.

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Ability to pass reasonable fitness and physical standards to safely perform work as determined by City Physician: sufficient vision and hearing acuity, normal or corrected to read, write and hear to safely operate tools and equipment. Ability to lift and carry average sized individuals and objects of about 75 pounds, though greater weights may at times be lifted, carried and/or placed. Dexterity and fitness sufficient to grasp, crawl, crouch, bend, stoop, climb, stretch, walk, run and otherwise perform physical functions of the assignment.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Frequently works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to extremely hazardous conditions and materials. Work environment may be somewhat disagreeable due to exposure to several disagreeable elements or to one very disagreeable element. Work environment demands frequent confinement with restrictions on movement or awkward working positions and protective equipment is required to safely perform work. Generally physical and working conditions are such that moderately serious cuts, bruises, burns, sprains or illness causing confinement may occur despite provision of safety and health precautions (some lost time is usually involved).

Additional Information

Application Special Instructions

All applicants must attach their resume and applicable certificates PRIOR to submitting their application.

Starting Salary:  $36,091.00 - $38,289.00
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of La Vergne, Human Resources Department
5093 Murfreesboro Road

La Vergne, TX 37086

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: N/A
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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