- High School Diploma or GED
- EMT Certification
- Communication Skills
- BLS Certification
- Driver's License
General Definition and Conditions of Work
Performs intermediate protective services work in fire suppression and emergency services duties; does related work as required. Work is performed under regular supervision. Work may be performed under emergency conditions and may involve considerable hazard.
This is heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring exertion in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally, in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, and feeling; verbal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to perceive information at normal spoken word levels; visual acuity is required for depth perception, color perception, night vision, peripheral vision, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to inside and outside environmental conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, noise, vibration hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to bloodborne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment.
Illustrative Examples of Work
Responds to fire calls; operates fire apparatus and related equipment;
Assists with and provides basic life support and medical care as needed;
Performs medical and technical rescue skills;
May be required to respond when off duty;
Provides extrication and basic rescue as needed;
Responds to hazardous materials incidents;
Performs preventative maintenance on fire hydrants;
Cleans and maintains fire station and equipment;
Assists with departmental training programs;
Assists with and presents fire prevention programs;
Performs back up duties of interdepartmental positions such as fire engineer;
Maintains reasonable and predictable attendance;
Performs related tasks as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Thorough knowledge of the modern principles and techniques of fire suppression, including elimination of dangerous conditions; thorough knowledge of the geography of the city; general knowledge of the principle practices of building construction and electrical and mechanical systems; ability to recognize existing and potential fire hazards in a wide variety of structures and installations; ability to understand and carry out oral and written directions; ability to prepare clear and concise written reports; ability to interpret and enforce rules and regulations firmly, tactfully, and impartially; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates and the general public.
Education and Experience
Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from high school with major course work in fire science and extensive experience in fire suppression.
Possession of a valid North Carolina driver's license. Must meet and maintain the minimum training, experience, and certification requirements established for the position by the City, which includes NC Firefighter certification and basic EMT certification.