Distinguishing Features of Work
The following posting is for Fire Recruit positions with the Wichita Fire Department which may be filled in the future. Starting pay will be $19.1218 per hour with an estimated Fire Recruit Class in Spring or Summer 2021.
Fire Recruit eligibility requirements include:
Documentation of a Kansas or National EMT, AEMT, PARAMEDIC, RN, PA, or equivalent.
Documentation of a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
Proof of a valid Driver?s License
Three (3) professional or character references that includes their name, phone number and email address.
Please gather these items in advance to upload or input into your application. Successful applicants selected for interview will be notified by email. Position is subject to close without prior notice.
This work involves training under close supervision for the protection of life and property by fire fighting and rescue activities. A major portion of time is spent training and studying methods, techniques, and organization, as well as routine duties in the maintenance of department property and equipment. Specific orders and directions are given by supervising officer.
This is a safety-sensitive position that requires a more extensive background check. You will be asked for personal information in this application that will remain confidential in HR until candidates are selected to move forward and will then be used to conduct the background check process.
Examples of Work Performed
Must successfully complete training in the following areas:
Responding to alarms with a fire company.
Entering burning buildings with hose lines.
Operating nozzles and directing water on the fire.
Operating hand fire extinguishers.
Raising, lowering and climbing ladders and ventilating burning buildings.
Removing victims from danger and administering emergency care to injured persons.
Performing salvage operations.
Driving and operating emergency equipment.
Performing routine housekeeping duties at a fire station.
These examples are not intended to be all-inclusive. Other related duties may be assigned as needed.
Requirements of Work
Ability to understand and to follow oral and written directions
Ability to read and understand departmental material and to learn a variety of fire fighting duties and methods within a reasonable period
Ability to successfully complete required training
Ability to drive apparatus according to state and local regulations governing operation of emergency vehicles
Ability to discriminate between colors in observing fire and smoke conditions
Ability to cooperate with other workers, to accept lines of authority, and to maintain courteous relationships with the public
Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both orally and in writing
Ability to complete the selection process which includes an appearance before an oral interview board, a physical examination, and an extensive background check.
Possession of and ability to maintain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification
Possession of and ability to maintain a valid Kansas driver`s license
An employee shall not pose a direct threat to the health or safety of other individuals in the workplace.
Required Experience and Training
Applicant must be 18 years of age or older and must be a high school graduate or possess a G.E.D. certificate. Must possess and maintain a Kansas certificate for EMT, AEMT, Paramedic, RN, PA, or equivalent; a valid CPAT, and a valid driver`s license. Offers of employment are contingent upon passing a pre-employment physical, which includes drug screening, and upon satisfactory evaluation of the results of a criminal record check.