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Firefighter Paramedic

Company: City of Benbrook
Location: Fort Worth
Posted on: January 13, 2021

Job Description:

JOB OPPORTUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTFIRE FIGHTER/PARAMEDICSalary Range: $57,532 to $77,099 annuallyESSENTIAL JOB DUTIES: Responds to fire alarms, emergency medical service calls and otheremergency calls; performs fire suppression functions including rescue, deploying and operating hose,ventilating roofs, performing salvage work after fires, Hazardous Materials response incidents and otherrelated tasks associated with fire suppression; administers first aid and emergency medical services toinjured persons. Inspects, cleans and maintains apparatus, equipment, quarters, and grounds; conductsinspections of businesses and hydrants to ensure compliance with City ordinances pertaining to fireprevention codes; participates in and occasionally conducts fire training classes and drills and studiestechnical materials on equipment operation, fire suppression, hazardous materials and fire prevention toimprove or maintain an effective level of performance; performs related duties such as physical trainingeach shift; studies maps to learn the district assigned as necessary. May be required to relieve the driver,Lieutenant, or Captain to include driving fire apparatus and operating pump. Functions as ambulanceattendant or driver; conduct station tours for schoolchildren; perform other duties as directed.Examples of Duties:--- Operates various kinds of apparatus such as Engines, Ladders, Tankers, Ambulances and SupportVehicles.--- Operates Fire and EMS equipment and tools in a safe and efficient manner.--- Inspects apparatus, equipment and tools to ensure proper operation. Creates reports on missing,damaged or out of service equipment.--- Maintains fire station and grounds.--- Responsible for the correct notation in journals, preparing and submitting records and reports in acomplete and timely manner.--- Attends and participates in training sessions and other classes in the fire department.--- Assists in maintaining all Fire and EMS apparatus and equipment in a state of constant readiness.--- Performs fire code enforcement inspections, pre-fire planning, and fire prevention programs asassigned.--- Maintains current certification in both Fire and EMS disciplines as required.--- Performs other duties as assigned or required.PHYSICAL AND ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS: Ability to sit, stand and transport self from building tobuilding. Ability to attend functions and meetings in buildings and at other sites. Must be able to fight firesand perform strenuous physical tasks. Works in and out-of-door environment; subject to extremetemperature, inclement weather, and intermittent exposure to dust, fumes and loud noise for extendedperiods of time; maintains physical activity over prolonged periods of time including standing attacking afire, walking, kneeling and stooping in awkward positions, and moving/lifting heavy objects of up to 100 pluspounds. May be exposed to electrical hazards, communicable diseases and chemicals while engaged infire fighting or other rescue and medical activities.KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES AND SKILLS: Skill in communicating and understanding written and oralinstruction; ability to reason abstractly using mechanical concepts. Must have abilities to: take effectiveaction in emergency situations; exhibit emotional stability and knowledge to perform hazardous firefightingduties under stress; get along with the public; and maintain physical endurance and agility. Knowledge oflocation of streets, fire hydrants, and mayor buildings in an assigned area; the operating and mechanicalprinciples involved in the operation of fire or rescue apparatus, and allied equipment, modern firefightingand fire prevention principles and practices.MINIMUM EDUCATION, EXPERIENCE AND CERTIFICATION: High School diploma or equivalent; TexasClass "B" Driver's License; active Paramedic certification by the Texas Department of State HealthServices, active Basic Firefighter Certification as issued by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection.EMPLOYEE BENEFITS: Employees of the City receive paid medical, life and dental insurance, optionaldependent insurance at employee expense; retirement plan; sick leave and vacation leave benefits; paidholidays; credit union and optional deferred compensation plan.FEDERAL LAW MANDATES THE CITY OF BENBROOK TO PROVIDE A DRUG-FREE WORKINGENVIRONMENT FOR THE SAFETY OF ITS EMPLOYEES AND THE PUBLIC. THE CITY WILL REQUIRE EACHAPPLICANT SERIOUSLY BEING CONSIDERED FOR EMPLOYMENT TO PRODUCE A URINE SAMPLE TO BETESTED FOR THE PRESENCE OF CERTAIN DRUGS. A REFUSAL TO PRODUCE THE SAMPLE, ANY ATTEMPTTO TAMPER WITH THE SAMPLE OR THE POSITIVE INDICATION OF THE PRESENCE OF DRUGS WILLRESULT IN AN AUTOMATIC DISQUALIFICATION FROM EMPLOYMENT.

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