Job Description

PLATTSBURG FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
Invites applications for the position of:
Firefighter

SALARY:
$12.00 Hourly
Part Time Non-Exempt

JOB SUMMARY/SCOPE:
Firefighter I, Firefighter II, HazMat Awareness, HazMat Operations, EMT License prior to application.
Engages in fire suppression and fire prevention activities as a member of a fire company, to protect and safe guard
lives and property. Performs rescue and First Responder medical assistance on a regular basis. Assists in the
maintenance and repair of fire station and equipment. No supervisory or budgetary responsibilities
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
1. PERFORMS first aid, CPR, automatic defibrillation, and medical assistance tasks as required.
2. PERFORMS all phases of fire suppression duties, including laying hose lines, operating nozzles and master
stream devices, raising and climbing ladders, ventilation work, and salvage and overhaul operations.
3. PERFORMS extrication and rescue operations to remove trapped victims from hazardous or life threatening situations.
4. PARTICIPATES in numerous types of training activities covering all phases of Department
operations.
5. DRIVES fire apparatus, operates pump and aerial devices under both emergency and non-emergency conditions.
6. PERFORMS first responder duties for hazardous material calls.
7. CLEANS and PERFORMS routine maintenance on fire station, apparatus, equipment, and tools.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
1. PARTICIPATES in public fire safety education and public relations programs including tours at school and in station.
2. PEFORMS truck checks on all first due apparatus at the beginning of the shift and completes all documentation of each truck check.
3. CLEANS station including emptying all trash cans, mop, and clean restrooms.
4. WASH any apparatus that appears to be dirty and clean bay floors if needed.
5. COMPLETE other non-routine tasks assigned by an officer as needed.
6. ATTEND at least 9 hours of training every quarter with Plattsburg Fire personnel.
7.  PERFORMS all other related duties as assigned.
Employee Behavior and Conduct
PFPD employees shall conduct themselves in a professional manner and shall exhibit and extend such professional conduct appropriate for the circumstances to those with whom they come into contact both internally and externally during the performance of their duties. Examples of professional conduct include, but are not limited to, being communicative, informative, fair, honest, and respectful.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES, MATERIALS & EQUIPMENT, and WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL
REQUIREMENTS:
Required (Essential) Knowledge. Skills and Abilities
1. Must have Firefighter I, Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, and EMT license prior to application.
2. Skills in performing mechanical and physical tasks.
3. Ability to assume leadership duties during periods when an officer is not present.
4. Knowledge of fire behavior; hydraulic principles; fire suppression tactics; and department rules, policies and
procedures.
5. Knowledge of District geography, principles of building construction, and basic first aid and life support.
6. Knowledge of reporting and record keeping systems.
7. Knowledge of hazardous materials.
8. Ability to operate heavy duty fire apparatus under emergency conditions.
9. Ability to react quickly and effectively, and to cope with stressful situations and function effectively in fire ground activities.
10. Skills in interpersonal communications. Must be able to understand and follow oral and written instructions, establish and maintain effective working relationships with others.
11. Valid Driver’s License required.
12. Must maintain EMT license as a condition of employment.
Material and Equipment Directly Used
Uses a variety of equipment including fire suppression equipment, emergency medical equipment, fire protection equipment, hand and power tools and communication equipment and other related equipment. Operation of various fire trucks and other motor vehicles.
Working Environment/Physical Requirements
Work is performed in indoor and outdoor settings under adverse and dangerous conditions and in the presence of extreme temperatures. Exposure to various hazards including elevated noise levels, vibrations from fire hoses, to fumes, odors, limited ventilation, hazardous materials, chemicals, body fluids including blood, hot fire gases,
chilling, soaking, overheating, dust, dirt and hazards of fighting fires in general. Exposed to diesel fumes from fire trucks on a regular basis inside and outside the fire house. Visual acuity and color perception a must. Normal hearing ability essential. Must be able to stand for extended periods of time. Under emergency situations may go twenty four hours or more without sleep. Frequent lifting of 30 pounds, and able to carry 30 pounds or more for extended time periods. Occasional requirement to lift objects weighing as much as 60 pounds. Must be capable of lifting 100 + pounds. Must have physical capability of climbing, stooping, crawling, bending and other repetitive physical moves. Must be able to walk over uneven surfaces.

Shift Scheduling
All available shifts for the month will be posted via email by the 20th of the preceding month and will be filled on a first come first serve basis via email. Shifts may very in length with no less than 8 hours and no longer than 24 hours per shift. Shifts may vary in which days each week they are scheduled. No one firefighter will be given more than 24 hours in any one week.
EDUCATION:
High school diploma or equivalent required. Associate’s degree in Fire Science preferred.
Passing of a drug screening and Physical Capabilities Profile required prior to appointment.
AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
The District is a Governmental entity subject to Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973,
which requires that otherwise qualified handicapped individuals be protected from discrimination.

APPLICATIONS MAY BE FILED ONLINE AT:
http://www.plattsburgfire.org

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