ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
- Supervises crew of rescue unit during responses to emergency calls. Performs advanced and basic life support procedures. Under a physician’s directions, provides treatment or directs response team in the administration of medications, intravenous solutions, respiratory assistance, EKG monitoring, telemetry transmissions and other life support procedures.
- Supervises and participates in fire ground operations with single or multiple companies at fire scenes, hazardous material spills, special details and medical emergencies.
- Supervises daily work schedule.
- Enforces department rules and regulations. Writes performance evaluations and makes recommendations regarding personnel actions.
- Participates in-service surveys of businesses for pre-fire planning and detects code violations.
- Prepares and processes paperwork and various reports. Maintains required records. Issues and inventories department equipment and supplies.
- Supervises station drills on medical subjects and provides training to both EMS and Fire Suppression.
- Attends job related training/seminars to maintain certification and/or enhance job performance.
- May assume duties of EMS officer or fire suppression officer when absent.
- Maintains EMS vehicles, equipment and supply levels. Inspects apparatus and equipment on a routine basis.
- Participates as required on various committees.
- Testifies in court and gives depositions.
- Knowledge of department policy and procedures, department medical protocol, city geography, hazards and water distribution systems.
- Knowledge of modern firefighting/rescue tactics, and fire department equipment and apparatus.
- Knowledge of principles of fire prevention and investigation, laws and ordinances related to fire prevention, public safety and arson investigation.
- Knowledge of principles of supervision and public relations.
- Skills in basic and advanced life support procedures (i.e. medications administration, IV therapy, EKG interpretation, etc.).
- Skills in directing and coordinating the activities of a fire company during fire, rescue and fire prevention operations and in routine station duties.
- Ability to effectively communicate verbally and in writing, and to supervise and direct the activities of others in routine and emergency operations.
- Ability to operate all types of firefighting equipment and apparatus.
- Ability to rapidly evacuate and manage a variety of emergency situations, and assimilate and apply large amounts of information for fire and medical related activities.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with employees, other agencies and the general public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED and eighteen (18) semester credit hours in Fire Science, EMS Management, Fire or Business Administration or equivalent. Must have served a minimum of three (3) years of continuous service as a State of Florida Certified Paramedic assigned to the EMS Division. State of Florida Paramedic Certification, Advanced Cardiac Life Support Certificate, BLS/CPR Instructor Certificate, and Emergency Vehicle Operators Course Certificate are required. A valid Florida driver’s license, Class D with an E endorsement, is required.
Last revision date: October 2001