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"ALARM OPERATOR"
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Job Description:

  • 1) Operates municipal fire alarm system, radio transmitter and receiver, and telephone switchboard: Receives incoming fire calls by telephone or through alarm system.

  • 2) Questions caller, observes alarm register that codes location of fire, and scans map of city to determine whether fire is located within area served by city fire department.

  • 3) Determines type and number of units to respond to emergency.

  • 4) Notifies fire station, using radio, and starts alarm system that automatically contacts all fire stations and indicates location of fire.

  • 5) Relays messages from scene of fire, such as requests for additional help and medical assistance.

  • 6) Records date, time, type of call and destination of messages received or transmitted.

  • 7) Maintains activity, code, and locator files.

  • 8) Tests various communications systems and reports malfunctions to maintenance units.

  • 9) May operate telegraph to relay code as back-up if transmitter fails.

 

 

 


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DOT:   379.162-010

Job Number: 4575