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ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:  Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor from fire suppression training to set up fire training classes for academy recruits, on line fire suppression members, and for state fire commission testing. Works under the direction of assigned emergency medical supervisor to assist in the setup of continuing education, EMT, AEMT, Paramedic classes, and to set up national registry testing. Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor of logistics to pull orders from logistics warehouse and deliver supplies for fire stations and equipment needs. Works under the direction of an assigned supervisor of the office of emergency management to perform logistical emergency needs for the city of Memphis by taking inventory of emergency supplies at OEM warehouse.   This is a non- commissioned entry-level trainee position in which individuals will receive preparatory training and experience to become future fire recruit candidates. The candidate develops and maintains current knowledge of emergency medical services and fire services and assists fire department personnel in fire service and emergency medical services related duties.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

 

  1. Questions patients or other bystanders to gather medical information.
  2. Conducts assessments of patients.
  3. Administers emergency medical care under the supervision of a pre-hospital care provider and/or transports patients to the appropriate hospital for appropriate treatment in response to patient’s condition.
  4. Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires the ability to communicate clearly both verbally and in writing. Requires walking, running, crawling, standing, climbing, stooping, and lifting and carrying a victim, hose, or other equipment/patients weighing up to an average of 160-200 lbs.   Requires the ability to meet all physical demands required to provide emergency medical services and extinguish fires and to make routine inspections of buildings, hydrants, and immediate surrounding for existence of fire hazards.  Operates motor vehicles and equipment associated with the duties of a fire cadet, including but not limited to the ability to operate general office equipment such as workstation computers, telephones, copiers, facsimile devices, etc.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS: Work involves exposure to inclement weather, continued interaction with the public involving fire services, emergency management, and emergency medical services.

THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRIOR TO INITIAL EMPLOYMENT:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent required.
  2. Candidate’s age must be at least eighteen (18) years by the starting date of the Fire Cadet Class for which he/she is considered; and candidate’s age cannot exceed twenty (20) years by the date of the employment in this position.
  3. Must be record-free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass required background investigation.
  4. Must pass comprehensive medical examination which meets the National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA-1582). Must pass a battery of tests which may include written fire selection tests and physical ability test.
  5. Must have and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F, as a condition of employment. Out of State applicants must have a valid driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy and within six (6) months must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F. Knowledge of the Memphis geographical area preferred.

           

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:

 

 

  1. Must successfully complete course work/testing and become certified by the State of Tennessee as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) within timeframe (below) based on their medical certification level at time of employment and maintain licensure, as a condition of continued employment. If State of Tennessee laws and/or regulations change enacting a new title for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) license, the employee must successfully complete course work and testing within twelve (12) months reflective of the equivalent EMT licensure to be determined by the Fire Division as a condition of continued employment. 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

 

DEADLINE TO OBTAIN LICENSE FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT

 

LICENSE LEVEL

 

EMT- 12 MONTHS

AEMT- 24 MONTHS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Must successfully complete certification as a condition on continued employment

 

 

 

  1. Candidate must take national registry test within 30 days after successfully completing the EMT licensure program. *Additional attempts must be completed within 30 days of the previous attempt.

Candidate must apply for Tennessee State EMT license within 10 days of passing the national registry test.  Candidate must submit Tennessee State EMT license to Memphis Fire Administration within 10 days of receiving license.

 

  1. Candidate must take national registry test within 30 days after successfully completing the AEMT licensure program. *Additional attempts must be completed within 30 days of the previous attempt.

Candidate must apply for Tennessee State AEMT license within 10 days of passing the national registry test.  Candidate must submit Tennessee State AEMT license to Memphis Fire Administration within 10 days of receiving license.


The City Charter requires that City Employees, with the exception of "first responders", must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from their date of employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire. As defined by Tennessee Senate Bill No. 29, "first responder" means paid, full-time law enforcement officers, firefighters, and emergency medical personnel.

The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

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