Job Code Change: 2007
Responds and provides a full range of fire protection and emergency/non-emergency incident functions as directed.
Drives and operates fire apparatus and emergency equipment.
Engages in a full range of fire suppression activities.
Participates in rescue and medical service duties as required.
Performs minor repairs to fire apparatus and equipment.
Responds to non-emergency public assistance calls and assists other Town Departments as requested.
Performs fire prevention/public education duties including fire station tours, demonstrations and preplans.
Participates in training courses and in-service drills/training sessions as directed.
Services and fills pressurized cylinders.
Performs initial size up functions, proper apparatus placement and relays appropriate information to dispatch and other responding units.
Performs fire dispatch and related communication functions for emergency and routine functions.
Performs all incident related duties in conjunction with the Department's adopted incident command system.
Participates in assigned maintenance activities for fire stations, apparatus and equipment.
Assists in identifying solutions to improve fire department operations as directed.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of safety rules and regulations, fire apparatus and equipment and operations.
Working knowledge of basic firematics, pumps and hydraulics and aerial/platform operations.
Working knowledge of roads, hydrant locations, water sources, buildings, etc.
Ability to follow written and oral instructions.
Ability to perform mechanical work.
Ability to swim.
Ability to react quickly and calmly to emergency situations.
Ability to get along with others as a team member or leader.
Ability to perform medical procedures associated with medical response technician certification.
Ability to maintain department issued personal protective clothing.
Ability to deal tactfully with the public.
Ability to drive and operate a full range of emergency vehicles.
Ability to work in a hazardous environment while continually wearing protective pressure self-contained breathing apparatus.
Ability to operate a full range of fire department vehicles and equipment and other associated emergency equipment as required.
Ability to perform the physical tasks of a firefighter including prolonged and arduous work under extreme conditions wearing self-contained breathing apparatus throughout operations.