The purpose of this classification is to prevent, suppress and extinguish fires and to perform other related firefighting activities. Protects lives and property endangered by fire and other emergency situations within the guidelines of supervisory instructions, NFPA federal and state laws, local ordinances, building codes, and County and department rules, regulations, policies, and procedures. Reports to the Fire Lieutenant or other designated person and works with co-workers, fire and emergency victims, law enforcement personnel, forestry officials, utility companies, and the public to protect the lives and property of citizens.
- Maintains a state of readiness and preparation for emergency response: checks and maintains stock of equipment and supplies on fire vehicles and in fire station; reloads equipment and apparatus following response to emergency calls; assists in preparing apparatus for subsequent emergencies and in testing personal equipment, hoses and pumps, and other tools and apparatus; and ensures the emergency medical service equipment is properly stocked and operational.
- Performs general maintenance tasks necessary to keep vehicles, buildings, quarters, apparatus, equipment and tools in operable condition: inspects and tests equipment; replaces fluids and greases equipment; replaces parts; washes and cleans equipment, cleans quarters, and performs grounds maintenance; monitors equipment operations to maintain efficiency and safety; and reports faulty equipment for necessary maintenance work.
- Responds to a variety of emergency calls requiring the administration of basic first aid and medical treatment.
- Perform other duties of a similar nature or level.
- Maintains a comprehensive, current knowledge and awareness of applicable regulations, policies and procedures: maintains and awareness of new equipment, procedures, trends and advances in the profession; participates in physical fitness training, training drills and other continuing education activities; and attends shift meetings, workshops and seminars as appropriate.
- No experience required
- Mastery of first aid and CPR.
- Proficiency in building construction and basic mechanics, recognizing potential fire hazards, and interpersonal relations.
- Strong people skills
- Must meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582
Must successfully complete the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
- Familiarity with local, state, and federal fire codes, NFPA guidelines, departmental and County rules, regulations, policies, and procedures, and local geography, streets, buildings, and fire hydrant locations.
- Strong supervisory skills
- Considerable knowledge of firefighting and rescue techniques, apparatus and equipment, hydraulics, and hazardous materials.
- Demonstrated ability to work independently.
- High school diploma or GED
- Excellent communication skills both written and oral
- Must be at least 18 years of age
Vacancy Type: Full Time
Job Location: Augusta, GA, US
Application Deadline: N/A