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FIREFIGHTER II (EMT)
City of Greenville
City of Greenville
 

Job Location: Greenville, SC
Job Type: Full Time
Department: FIRE
FIREFIGHTER II (EMT) - 0421 Salary

$38,792.00 - $48,422.40 Annually


Location

10 Watson Aviation Road - Greenville, SC



Job Type

Full Time


Department

FIRE



Job Number

00541


Division

FIRE SUPPRESSION






Closing

5/12/2021 11:59 PM Eastern




Brief Description

Brief Description of the Job:Under general direction, performs fire suppression, station maintenance, and fire prevention duties. Regularly exercises a moderate level of discretion in the interpretation and application of policies, operating procedures, and rules. Under direct supervision, and while operating in a team environment, responds to and assists in a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including structures, automobiles, wild land fires, and medical emergencies. Performs routine commercial inspections and pre-fire planning. Performs emergency equipment maintenance. Performs routine station maintenance duties including sweeping, mopping, cutting grass, and laundry.

Job Duties

Essential Functions
Perform Fire Suppression: Maintain a state of constant readiness to respond to all fire and medical emergency situations through preparedness training (physical, education, equipment maintenance, etc.). Perform emergency duties while operating within the Fire Department Incident Command System. Under supervision, perform activities necessary to insure life safety, fire control, and property conservation including, but not limited to, fire attack and extinguishment, protection of evidence of fire cause, extricating victims from vehicles, providing basic life support, assisting Technical Rescue Teams, and assisting Hazardous Materials Incident Response Teams. Must complete Patient Care Reports in the ESO Reporting software.
60%


Conduct Fire Prevention Activities: Conduct routine inspections (Fire Prevention and hydrants), assist with Public Fire Safety Education programs, and participate in training programs as needed or required by Fire Department policy in conjunction with the Fire Prevention division.
30%

Perform Station Maintenance: Perform routine station maintenance duties including sweeping, mopping, cutting grass, laundry and various other duties.
10%


Perform other duties as assigned.


Qualifications

Job Requirements
High school diploma or equivalent plus six months to one year of advanced study or training in firefighting and basic life support.
Six months to one year of verifiable experience.
International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Pro Board Firefighter II certification meeting (National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter II standards.
Must have or obtain current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automated External Defibrillator (AED) certifications within one year of hire.
Must have or obtain National Registry or South Carolina Emergency Medical Technician certification as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, EMT-I, or EMT-P) within one year of employment and maintain certification.
Must certify in South Carolina Fire Academy (SCFA) 2147 National Incident Management System (NIMS) Incident Command System (ICS) or a National Fire Academy


Driver`s License Requirements
Valid South Carolina Class D Driver`s License.


Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Knowledge of:
Inspection procedures of Fire Prevention measures, hydrants, occupancy pre-fire plans, and fire and life safety occupancy inspections.
Handling emergency and non-emergency situations as various situations arise.
Maintenance of emergency equipment including, but not limited to medical equipment, fire suppression equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus, radio communication equipment, and firefighting personal protective equipment.


Ability to:
Maintain a state of constant readiness to respond to all fire and medical emergency situations.
Respond to and assist in a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations including, but not limited to, structures, automobiles, wild land fires, and medical emergencies.
Perform commercial inspections and pre-fire planning.
Perform emergency equipment maintenance.
Perform activities necessary to ensure life safety, fire control, and property conservation.
Perform fire attack and extinguishment, protection of evidence of fire cause, extricate victims from vehicles, provide basic life support, assist Technical Rescue Teams, and assist Hazardous Materials Incident Response Teams.
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Obtain and maintain all certifications required to perform job duties.
Conduct routine inspections (Fire Prevention and hydrants), assist with Public Fire Safety Education programs, and participate in training programs.
Perform routine station maintenance duties including sweeping, mopping, cutting grass, laundry, and various other duties.
Read papers, manuals, journals, and department policies and procedures.
Make mathematical calculations and draw logical conclusions.
Write reports, prepare business letters, summarize meeting minutes, and compose emails in a clear and professional manner.
Complete Patient Care Reports in the ESO reporting software.
Operate the following: Computer, Apparatus equipment (hoses, nozzles, ladders, etc.), technical rescue equipment (ropes, extrication equipment, etc.), station maintenance equipment, Breathing Air System (BAS) fill station, mobile cascade, pumper, quint, mobile command post, fire safety house, first responder medical equipment, ventilation equipment, and/or hazardous materials response equipment.
Utilize specialized software and systems to include Microsoft 365, Time Management System, Public Safety Record Management System, and ESO reporting software, and other software used by the Fire Department.


Working Conditions
Primary Work Location: Indoors/Outdoors.


Protective Equipment Required: SCBA, turn out gear (coat, pants, boots), gloves, helmet, safety glasses, flash hood, steel toe shoes, hearing protection, Body Substance Isolation equipment, and personal rescue equipment; may include technical rescue and/or hazardous materials response equipment.


Environmental/Health and Safety Factors: Frequent exposure to unpleasant environmental conditions and/or hazards. Frequent exposure to extreme temperature, wetness and/or humidity, respiratory hazards, noise and vibration, and physical hazards. Frequent exposure to mechanical hazards, chemical hazards, electrical hazards, fire hazards, explosives, communicable diseases, and physical danger or abuse.


Physical Demands:
Continuously requires standing, sitting, walking, carrying, lifting, reaching, pulling/pushing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, bending, twisting, climbing, balancing, handling, fine dexterity, vision, hearing, talking, and foot controls. Heavy strength demands include exerting 50-100 pounds occasionally, 25- 50 pounds frequently, or from 10 up to 20 pounds constantly.

Mental Demands:
Frequently requires time pressures, emergency situations, frequent change of tasks, irregular schedule/overtime, performing multiple tasks simultaneously, working closely with others as part of a team, tedious or exacting work, and noisy/distracting environment.
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Firefighter Qualifications
To be considered for employment as a Firefighter, you must meet the following minimum requirements:

  • Be 18 Years of Age
  • Be a United States citizen
  • Have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid South Carolina driver`s license or be eligible to obtain a South Carolina driver`s license
  • Have not had a driver`s license suspension during the last five years for driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol, leaving the scene of an accident, reckless homicide or involuntary manslaughter.
  • Have never been convicted of a felony or Criminal Domestic Violence
  • Have never been convicted of a crime of moral turpitude or a misdemeanor carrying a possible sentence of more than one year.
  • Have not defaulted on a student loan.
  • Have a good credit history.

Employment History Information
For each employer you will need to provide complete contact information, including your supervisor`s name and telephone number.

References
Sworn Fire applicants will need to provide five personal and five professional references to include name, address, telephone and email for each reference.




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The City of Greenville will provide reasonable accommodations for otherwise qualified individuals. The City of Greenville does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, disability status or age in employment or provision of services.
 
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