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Fire Private II (Lateral)

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Fire Services
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1900000827 Requisition #
PLEASE UPLOAD/ATTACH ALL RELATIVE CERTIFICATIONS (i.e. NFPA FIREFIGHTER I/II, EMT OR AEMT AND DD214 - if applicable)

ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
: Works under the direction of an assigned Lieutenant. Listens for alarm and details of radio message received from alarm office. Searches for victims in smoky areas and determines safest evacuation routes for self and victim.  Pries open vehicles, equipment, or structures using specialized equipment such as the hydraulic rescue tool.  Drags or carries an unconscious victim down ladders or stairs.  Connects hoses and couplings to water sources, pumps, nozzles, etc. and advances charged hose lines to fight fire.  Identifies flammable or hazardous materials.  Lifts and maneuvers hand-held and hand-raised ladders.  Extinguishes fires in areas where there is no visibility and extreme heat.  Opens holes in structures using axes, pike poles, or other equipment.  Preserves evidence of arson for use by an arson investigator.  Develops and maintains current knowledge of well-established firefighting procedures and maintains certifications and licenses.  Cleans equipment and inspects or tests equipment on apparatus.  Questions patient or other bystanders to gather medical information.  Conducts assessments of patients and administers emergency medical care as a pre-hospital care provider.  Transports patients to the appropriate hospital for appropriate treatment in response to patient's condition.

 

OTHER FUNCTIONS:

1.       Performs additional functions (essential or otherwise) which may be assigned.

 

TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires walking, running, crawling, standing, climbing, stooping, and lifting and carrying a victim, hose, or other equipment weighing an average of 160-200 lbs. while wearing turnouts, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air mask, gloves, etc. for long periods of time.   Requires the ability to meet all physical demands required to extinguish fires and to make routine inspections of buildings, hydrants, and immediate surrounding for existence of fire hazards.

 

TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Will be exposed to extreme heat, thick smoke, and toxic fumes in firefighting situations. May be exposed to contagious infections and diseases in emergency situations. Works from assigned fire station to perform firefighting duties in emergency vehicles, such as aerial trucks, engines, or other apparatus at the scene of fires. Must be able to work a twenty-four (24) hour shift rotation. Exposed to extreme weather conditions.  Interacts with the public under possibly stressful and/or dangerous conditions.

 
MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: State of Tennessee National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certified Firefighter I, II and EMT or AEMT, or eligible for reciprocity in the State of Tennessee and two (2) years of experience with a full- time Fire Service or five (5) years with a volunteer Fire Service.  Candidate's age must be at least nineteen (19) years by the starting date of the hiring class for which he/she is considered; and candidate's age cannot exceed forty (40) years by the date of the employment in this position.  Must pass comprehensive medical examination and a physical ability test.  Required to complete coursework/testing to obtain and maintain a Paramedic license by the State of Tennessee within twenty-four (24) months from their date of employment if applicant holds Advanced EMT licensure or within thirty-six (36) months from their date of employment if applicant holds EMT licensure.  
Must have a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License or valid Out of State driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy.  Must obtain and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F, within six (6) months as a condition of employment.

PLEASE UPLOAD/ATTACH ALL RELATIVE CERTIFICATIONS (i.e. NFPA FIREFIGHTER I/II, EMT OR AEMT AND DD214 - if applicable)

The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
 
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.

Division:  Fire Services 
Service Center:  Firefighting


The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
 
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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