Under supervision, controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property and administers emergency medical services; and do related work as required.
Principal Duties and Responsibilities:
Responds to fire alarms, emergency medical services calls and other emergency calls; performs fire suppression functions including rescue, deploying and operating hose, ventilating roofs, performing salvage work after fires, and other related tasks associated with fire suppression.
Administers first aid and emergency medical services to injured persons; works in an out-of-door environment subject to extreme temperatures and inclement weather, and intermittent exposure to heights, dust, fumes and loud noise intensity; maintains physical activity over prolonged periods of time including standing, walking, kneeling and stooping in awkward positions, and moving/lifting heavy objects as required by job, ability to climb to extreme heights.
Inspects, cleans, and maintains apparatus, equipment, quarters, and grounds; studies technical materials on equipment operation, fire suppression and fire prevention to improve or maintain an effective level of performance.
Conducts inspections of businesses and hydrants to ensure compliance with City ordinances pertaining to fire prevention codes and pre-fire planning; studies maps to learn city and county streets; prepare, review and process reports and records.
Other Job Functions:
Driving fire apparatus and operating pump; conduct station tours for school children; perform other duties as directed by supervisor.
Required Education, Degrees, Certificates, and/or License:
- High school diploma or G.E.D.
- Texas “Class B” driver’s license
- Basic Fire Fighter Certificate issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection Personnel Standards and Education; must possess Texas Department of Health certification as an Emergency Medical Technician and maintain CPR card.
Experience, Training, Knowledge, and Skills:
Skill in communicating and understanding written and oral instructions; ability to reason abstractly using mechanical concepts. Must have the abilities to take effective action in emergency situations; exhibit emotional stability and courage to perform hazardous fire fighting duties under stress; get along well with the public, maintain physical endurance and agility.
Maintain a degree of physical fitness necessary to perform all tasks outlined in this job description.