Knowledge, Skills and Abilities Requirements:
Principles and practices of firefighting to include fire rescue, evacuation, exposures, confinement, extinguishment, radio communications, and ventilation.
Fire prevention techniques including detection of common fire hazards.
Principles and practices of emergency medical procedures and skill in their application.
Geography of the response areas, including water distribution.
Common basic medical prefixes and suffixes.
React quickly and calmly in emergencies.
Perform maintenance tests on fire equipment.
Understand basics of the National Incident Management System (NIMS) and how it pertains during routine and emergency situations.
Express self clearly and concisely, orally, and in writing.
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Maintain clear, concise, and accurate records.
Interpret and apply complex rules and regulations.
Maintain a professional and courteous demeanor.
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, other city departments, peers, vendors and general public.
Maintain high standards for professional and ethical conduct.
Support the City’s Mission, Values, and Goals.
Education and Experience Requirements:
Graduation from an accredited high school or possession of a State issued G.E.D. certificate or equivalent.
Valid State of Florida driver’s license.
Posses and maintain certification as an Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic in the State of Florida.
Posses and maintain State of Florida Certification for Firefighter.
Posses and maintain a valid Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card from American Red Cross or American Heart Association at the Health Care Provider level.
Documentation of successful completion of Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), or reasonable equivalent as approved by the Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
Physical Requirements/Working Conditions:
Combination of indoor/outdoor environmental conditions on a daily basis at times without effective protection from the weather which may include excessive heat and humidity with constant noise.
Walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, climbing, pulling, pushing, reaching, and repetitive motion may vary during shifts.
Exposure to high heat/hazardous environments during firefighting and rescue operations.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Fire apparatus, ambulances, other EMS unit vehicles
Computers/printer/various software programs
Hose lines and appliances
Ladders – extension, folding, roof
Hydraulic, pneumatic, and power tools
EKG – 12-lead
Intravenous and pharmaceuticals
Airway adjuncts – intubations, suction
Cervical spine Immobilization equipment
Patient transport equipment