**PROOF OF ALL CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION**
Tentative zoom interview date: 8/18-8/19
Skills Evaluation: 8/26/2021
Captain interview panel in person: 8/31
Under the direction of the Fire Captain, protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical aid in response to fire alarms, medical calls and other emergency situations; maintain firefighting equipment in proper working condition; participate in extensive training activities to enhance firefighting abilities.
Example of Duties
Respond to fire alarms, medical calls and other emergency situations; participate in fire suppression and rescue activities; operate pumps, aerial ladders and other auxiliary fire apparatus; enter burning buildings to rescue inhabitants and access fires for suppression.
Participate in engine and pumper hook-up at scene of fire; lay connector hose; hold nozzle and direct water stream to combat fire; raise and climb ladders; use chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, ropes and other equipment to suppress and extinguish fires.
Perform salvage, overhaul and maintenance operations following fire suppression; test, adjust and perform minor repairs on apparatus, fire hydrants and other equipment to assure proper operation and readiness for future alarms; sweep water; remove debris; search for and extinguish hidden fires.
Serve as an Emergency Medical Technician in response to medical emergencies; administer emergency medical aid and CPR as needed; assess patient condition and initiate treatment; establish airways, administer oxygen and operate resuscitators as necessary; assist paramedics with advanced life support functions including defibrillation.
Operate a variety of specialized equipment including hand and power tools, chain saws, rescue tools, medical equipment and generators; drive Fire Department vehicles as needed in emergency situations.
Participate in training and continuing education in fire suppression, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials, use of equipment, special assignments and other matters; provide training to others as assigned; participate in physical fitness activities to assure physical readiness to participate in emergency operations.
Perform general maintenance duties on firefighting equipment, apparatus, buildings and grounds; check City fire hydrants to assure proper operation; maintain vehicles in proper working condition.
Perform fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings; check for fire hazards; facilitate fire prevention through education, demonstration and enforcement of regulations.
Communicate with City personnel and outside agencies to exchange information and resolve issues or concerns.
Prepare and maintain a variety of records and reports related to equipment, fuel usage, injuries, incidents, inspections and assigned activities.
Remain on-call while off duty for major emergency situations as directed.
Provide tours of the facilities to the public; provide educational programs to teach safety and fire prevention.
Install and assist the public with smoke detection equipment in community homes as requested.
Participate on specialized teams such as hazardous materials as assigned.
Perform related duties as assigned.
KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES:
Techniques, methods, materials and equipment used in fire prevention, fire suppression and emergency medical services.
Technical operation, use and maintenance of specialized fire apparatus and equipment.
Pump and hydraulic operations.
CPR and emergency medical practices and procedures.
Principles and practices of fire science.
Firefighting procedures such as hose and ladder practices, forcible entry, ventilation, vehicle extrication, salvage and overhaul procedures.
Proper tool and equipment usage and maintenance of firefighter equipment.
Record-keeping and report writing techniques.
Oral and written communication skills.
Interpersonal skills using tact, patience and courtesy.
Building codes and types of construction.
Protect life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical aid in response to fire alarms, medical calls and other emergency situations.
Operate fire equipment and apparatus.
Participate in extensive training activities to enhance firefighting abilities.
Utilize appropriate fire suppression agents and techniques.
Perform fire prevention inspections of commercial and residential buildings.
Perform emergency medical procedures as necessary.
Determine appropriate action within clearly defined guidelines.
Maintain Fire Department buildings, equipment and apparatus in proper working condition.
Set up and operate pumps, hoses and related hydraulic equipment at fire scenes.
Interpret, apply and explain codes, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
Maintain records and prepare reports.
Communicate effectively both orally and in writing.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with others.
Perform prolonged and strenuous work in adverse conditions.
Perform heavy physical labor and climb stairs and ladders.
Search for victims in hazardous environments.
Report to work every scheduled workday.
EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:
Must be 21 years of age or older.
Must have high school diploma or GED.
LICENSES AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS:
**PROOF OF ALL CERTIFICATIONS MUST BE ATTACHED TO THE APPLICATION**
The following certifications must be attached to your application:
-Valid California Class driver`s license
-Emergency Medical Technician I Certification
-Proof of Completion of a Firefighter I Academy or a Valid California State Firefighter I Certification
-Cal-JAC CPAT must be completed no more than 1 year prior to application.
Applicants must be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center?s (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) to be considered.
***Candidates who failed any part of the hiring process in the past 12 months are not eligible to apply at this time***
Indoor and outdoor environment.
Adverse weather conditions.
Evening or variable hours, and emergency call-out.
Driving a vehicle to conduct work.
Dexterity of hands and fingers to utilize hand and power tools for medical and fire emergencies.
Lifting, carrying, pushing or pulling heavy objects or individuals as assigned by the position.
Walking and running over rough or uneven surfaces.
Bending at the waist, stooping, crawling, kneeling or crouching.
Hearing and speaking to exchange information.
Reaching overhead, above the shoulders and horizontally.
Seeing to fight fires and read a variety of materials.
Standing and walking for extended periods of time.
Physical agility and stamina.
Smoke and fume inhalation including toxic gases.
Working at heights.
Working in confined spaces.
Exposure to contagious diseases, blood and bloodborne pathogens.
Extreme heat and fire.
Various immediate dangers to life or health.