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FIREFIGHTER - PARAMEDIC

Company: City of Corinth
Location: Denton
Posted on: June 12, 2022

Job Description:

Job DescriptionFirefighter/Paramedic candidates may receive preference. ** ****48/96 Schedule********Lateral placements may be considered up to Step 5 $22.34 per hour ($65,232.80 Annual) depending on qualifications/experience. ****Pay: FF/Paramedic $19.86 per hour ($57,991.20 Annual) Potential avg earnings with FLSA OT $60,235.38 [Max Step potential avg earnings $75,598.80 with FLSA OT $78,524.37]

**Qualified applicants will be notified of testing dates****Important Notice: Other applicants may be considered as a Recruit if they possess Certification as a Firefighter/EMT AND are enrolled in Paramedic School; OR if they hold a Paramedic Certification and are enrolled in Fire School; OR if they have a bachelor's degree in a fire, emergency management, or EMS related field are eligible to apply but must meet minimum qualifications before hire date.

Recruit $18.05 per hour (52,706.00 Annual)GENERAL PURPOSE: Under general supervision, maintains Lake Cities Fire Department (LCFD) equipment and facilities, and performs firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to protect the lives and property of the City residents; acts as lead medical technician for patient care.PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service, and performs fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to control emergency incidents; relays orders, instructions and information on emergency actions, and follows orders under stressful conditions.
  • Performs assigned duties according to LCFD policies and Standard Operating Procedures (SOP).
  • Operates emergency, fire, rescue, medical and life saving tools and equipment; assists and coordinates with law enforcement personnel and other responders as required; ventilates and enters burning structures to extinguish fires and rescue victims.
  • Mitigates hazards, emergency situations and hazardous materials incidents; performs salvage and clean-up activities at fire and emergency scenes.
  • Acts as lead medical technician for emergency care; provides advanced life support services including invasive and non-invasive medical procedures and treatment modalities.
  • Inspects and maintains LCFD facilities, vehicles, equipment, apparatus, tools and supplies; inspects, tests, evaluates and repairs equipment after use; notifies supervisors of equipment problems beyond the scope of authority or skills.
  • Inspects and maintains personal protective equipment and assures that all firefighting equipment is in a state of readiness and available for immediate use.
  • Performs station maintenance; maintains station living quarters in clean and orderly condition; operates, inspects and maintains ambulance and other fire equipment; performs minor repairs on apparatus and equipment inside and outside of facilities.
  • Participates in accident and fire prevention programs, and public safety activities.
  • Continuously updates knowledge of City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks and building locations, and special hazards of designated facilities.
  • Attends training programs to continuously update work skills and knowledge.
  • Maintains the integrity, professionalism, values and goals of the City by assuring that all rules and regulations are followed, and that accountability and public trust are preserved.
  • Cooperates with co-workers professionally to accomplish work efficiently and effectively.
  • Has regular, predictable attendance; attendance is a factor in continued employment with the City.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:Education and Experience:
    • High School diploma or GED equivalent. Required Licenses or Certifications:
      • Must possess or be able to obtain a valid Texas Class B driver license.
      • Certifications as a Firefighter from Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP).
      • Licensed or Certified Paramedic from the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS), National Registry Paramedics are required to obtain State License or Certification within 60 days of employment.Required Knowledge of:
        • City organization, operations, policies and procedures.
        • Fire Department SOP, guidelines, policies and procedures.
        • Pertinent Federal, State and local laws, codes and regulations governing fire safety.
        • Principles and practices of modern fire suppression and prevention.
        • Procedures and equipment used in modern firefighting and emergency medical response.
        • Practical application and general properties of a wide variety of drugs and medications.
        • Advanced principles of emergency medical service and life support.
        • Methods and techniques of handling hazardous materials.
        • City geography, traffic patterns, and the location of all streets, landmarks and buildings.
        • Customer service standards and protocols.Required Skill in:
          • Providing firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical services under emergency conditions.
          • Observing and following safe firefighting practices.
          • Following orders under stressful conditions.
          • Recognizing the construction, contents and occupancy of buildings in order to apply appropriate basic firefighting techniques.
          • Assessing complex emergency medical situations, stabilizing patients, and providing advanced emergency medical care.
          • Performing maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles, facilities and equipment.
          • Maintaining physical condition required for the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.
          • Performing maintenance and repair of firefighting vehicles, facilities and equipment.
          • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers.
          • Operating and maintaining computer and communications equipment.
          • Effective communication, both verbal and written.Physical Demands / Work Environment:
            • Work is performed outdoors and indoors at emergency incident sites, and in fire station facilities; requires strenuous physical efforts, and ability to lift and move items weighing up to one hundred (100) pounds; may be exposed to environmental allergens, gases, fumes, hazardous chemicals, communicable diseases and potential physical harm. Must be able to work in uniform during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift.
            • Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards.Powered by JazzHRBuHrkXzrVh

Keywords: City of Corinth, Denton , FIREFIGHTER - PARAMEDIC, Healthcare , Denton, Texas

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