Under immediate supervision, performs in a training capacity learning and participating in the general functions and duties of a beginning level fire/rescue position; employee remains in a training capacity until satisfactory completion of all academic and performance requirements as established by state law and regulations of the City`s Fire/Rescue Department; position works directly under the Fire/Rescue Training Officer for initial period and may work eight hour shifts during such training; performs related work as required.
Upon successful completion of the Fire/Rescue Academy and all required certifications the rate of pay will increase $38,459.20/annually.
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Examples of Duties
? Receives intensive classroom and field training in both firefighting and rescue operations;
? Attends training in all phases of rescue work for the purpose of providing basic life support treatment services as required;
? Attends training in the operation and maintenance of a rescue vehicle;
? Attends training in all phases of firefighting, hose and ladder, salvage rescue, location of fire alarm boxes, hydrants, fire/rescue station and apparatus maintenance;
? Participates in patient assessment and providing basic emergency medical services.
? Participates as a member of both a firefighting and rescue unit;
? Responds to actual fire/rescue calls;
? Operates fire/rescue communications equipment;
? Performs grounds maintenance and other station house maintenance duties;
? Performs other related duties as assigned.
Education and Experience:
? High school diploma or GED required.
? No specific experience requirements.
All applicants must:
? Be at least 18 years of age;
? Have a valid driver`s license and a safe driving record;
? Be a United States citizen or a non-citizen who can provide proof of identity and authorization to work in the United States;
? Be of good moral character;
? Possess the mental, physical, and medical health to perform the duties of a Fire/Rescue Trainee;
? Be highly motivated with an interest in the Fire/Rescue field.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
? learn and apply all phases of fire/rescue work, station maintenance, and other required tasks performed by a fire/rescue employee;
? establish and maintain effective working relationships as a member of a firefighting and rescue unit;
? accept rigid fire/rescue discipline and operational routine;
? communicate effectively, both orally and in writing;
? perform work requiring good physical and mental condition.
Must possess and maintain a valid, current N.C. driver`s license that is not revoked, suspended, or subject to limited restoration or conditional operation privileges.
Must have and maintain an acceptable driving record.
Incumbent must complete all academic and classroom training as prescribed by the state and City Fire/Rescue Department for a certified Fire/Rescue Trainee, as well as to demonstrate satisfactory field performance of required fire/rescue skills before being promoted to position of Fire/Rescue Officer I.
Incumbent must have a North Carolina Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate at the end of the 12-month probationary period; must keep EMT certificate up-to-date.
Must meet the recommendations of the ECU Human Performance Lab within 12 months from date of employment.