When assigned as a paramedic, performs basic and advanced life support care, fire suppression and prevention activities; maintains life support equipment and vehicles and completes appropriate reports; and performs related duties as assigned.
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)
- Directs and supervises fire and emergency operations on the scene of emergency responses, including medical emergencies, fire ground operations, hazardous material spills and other special details and emergencies.
- Supervises, trains and evaluates assigned personnel. Oversees assigned personnel in daily work schedule and routine station duties including maintenance of vehicles and apparatus.
- Maintains and enforces departmental rules and regulations.
- Conducts fire, occupational license and complaint inspections and re-inspections.
- Conducts fire investigations and prepares related reports.
- Responds to fire alarms with assigned company. Performs all activities associated with extinguishing fires and with medical treatment at emergency scenes. Utilizes and maintains self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Administers first aid; assist paramedics at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilize immobilization techniques to stabilize patient; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Participates in life safety inspection activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned. Maintains appropriate records and files.
- Attends training sessions that include fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
- Acts as Battalion Chief as required.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of modern fire fighting.
- Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
- Knowledge of laws and ordinances related to fire prevention, public safety and arson investigation.
- Knowledge of Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code.
- Knowledge of fire hydraulics, fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and the proper use and maintenance.
- Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency medical procedures such as advanced first aid, CPR and other medical assistance techniques.
- Knowledge of city geography and hydrant locations.
- Knowledge of decontamination procedures.
- Skill in basic fire fighting techniques.
- Skill in directing a fire or emergency scene.
- Skill in operating fire suppression pumper and aerial apparatus.
- Skill in operating and maintaining fire department equipment and tools, including minor repairs.
- Skill in operating and maintaining voice radio equipment.
- Skill in selecting and applying appropriate emergency treatment and using specialized equipment and apparatus.
- Skill in analyzing fire and emergency situations and providing an effective course of action.
- Skill in effectively dealing with people under stress.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: Associate Degree, and six (6) years fire experience. This position requires firefighter, EMT and CPR certification. A valid Florida driver’s license, Class D with an E endorsement, is required.
Last revision date: October 2001