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)
- Responds to fire alarms with assigned company; lays and connects hose; maintains pumping apparatus; holds nozzles and directs water streams; raises and climbs ladders; assists in freeing victims from situations in which they are physically trapped; performs surface water rescue of victims; utilizes and maintains self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Operates all types of fire fighting and rescue equipment such as portable fire extinguishers, power tools, hand tools and related equipment such as smoke ejectors, forcible entry tools, pike poles and axes.
- Administers first aid; assists paramedics at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilizes immobilization techniques to stabilize patient; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation.
- Participates in fire and 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.
- Performs various duties in the maintenance of station facilities and auxiliary equipment. Washes, dries, polishes, and cleans fire department apparatus and equipment.
- Inspects fire equipment to ensure proper operation.
- Acts as driver of emergency vehicles, as needed.
- Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of modern fire fighting.
- Knowledge of Uniform Fire Code and Uniform Building Code.
- Knowledge of 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 decontamination procedures.
- Skill in basic fire fighting techniques.
- 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.
- Skill in effective interpersonal communication and in dealing with the public.
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. A valid State of Florida driver’s is required. Must posses and maintain State of Florida Certification for Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT), or Paramedic. Must posses and maintain valid Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card from American Red Cross or American Heart Association at the Health Care Provider level. Must have successfully completed the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) or Broward County Wide Ability Test within six (6) months prior to submission of application. Must have documentation attesting the successful completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), or reasonable equivalent, as approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Last revision date: July 2007