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Job Description:

  • 1) Controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property, and maintains equipment as volunteer or employee of city, township, or industrial plant: Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls.

  • 2) Selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.

  • 3) Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures.

  • 4) Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using ax, chisel, crowbar, electric saw, core cutter, and other power equipment.

  • 5) Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants.

  • 6) Administers first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke.

  • 7) Communicates with superior during fire, using portable two-way radio.

  • 8) Inspects buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances.

  • 9) Performs assigned duties in maintaining apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment, grounds, and hydrants.

  • 10) Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance, and firefighting techniques.

  • 11) May fill fire extinguishers in institutions or industrial plants.

  • 12) May issue forms to building owners, listing fire regulation violations to be corrected.

  • 13) May drive and operate firefighting vehicles and equipment.

  • 14) May be assigned duty in marine division of fire department and be designated Firefighter, Marine.




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DOT:   373.364-010

Job Number: 3994