Deadline: June 11, 2018
Salary: $50,269.44 – $80,171.52 Annually
Under close to general supervision of a Fire Lieutenant, a firefighter protects life and property through prevention and suppression of fires, rescuing persons from danger, emergency medical rescue, performing salvage, hazardous materials control, and mitigation and related follow up work.
Duties require that work is done according to assignment, and that a significant amount of work time is involved in maintaining fire station and firefighting equipment. Participation in in-service training programs, drills, and exercises is required. A firefighter will participate in specialized emergency medical training and related programs. Work performance is evaluated while in progress and based on observation of results and periodic written reports. Incumbents must be capable of functioning as an integral part of a work unit in order to ensure the safe and efficient performance of duties. Performs related work as required.
Individual(s) assigned to this classification must report to work per their assigned schedule.
SPECIFIC DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS
Removes, extracts, and rescues persons from danger, recognizes acute symptoms requiring immediate care, and assists in administering life saving rescue procedures to injured or afflicted persons.
Connects hoses to hydrants and pumps, joins hose sections and connects nozzles to hoses, enters burning buildings with or without hose lines, operates nozzles and sprays a stream of water, fog, or foam on fires.
Operates hand fire extinguishers and similar equipment in extinguishing fires; raises and climbs ladders; ventilates burning buildings to remove smoke and gases.
Makes daily inspections of apparatus and equipment and notifies supervisor of defects; performs cleaning and maintenance tasks in and about assigned station.
Aids in the mitigation of other emergencies, as directed by Supervisor.
Attends instruction sessions in firefighting methods, equipment operation, rescue procedures, hazardous materials mitigation, Emergency Medical Services, first responder water rescue, and related subjects, and participates in drills and classes in these and other areas.
Recognizes hazardous material situations; makes identification of unknown substances through the use of specialized testing equipment, sets up decontamination procedures, assists state agencies in the removal/disposal of hazardous material.
Thorough knowledge of all rules and regulations of the Fire Department, including General Orders, Special Orders, Administrative Regulations, Bulletins, Union Contract, S.O.G.’s, I.C.S. Rules and Regulations, E-mail memos, Personnel Instructions, Station Rules and all applicable protocols. Must have thorough knowledge of City of Cape Coral Rules pertaining to City employees.
Maintains equipment and apparatus in clean condition, washes and waxes vehicles, trailers, marine equipment, and washes ladders.
Learns street and fire hydrant locations; becomes familiar with area and its road and waterway networks.
Participates in fire prevention, public education, public information, and inspection activities as assigned.
Performs station housekeeping and ground keeping duties.
May drive and operate motor driven firefighting equipment.
Compiles and maintains logs, forms, and reports of activities according to department guidelines and accepted record keeping practices.
Participates in pre-fire planning and other programs as assigned.
Participates in fire hydrant maintenance, testing, and mapping program as assigned.
Ventilates fires to release heat, smoke, and gases. Places salvage covers to prevent water damage, prevents fire from rekindling.
Performs other related duties as required.MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS
- A High School Diploma or GED
- A State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance – Firefighter II Certification
- Meets physical ability requirements designated by the Cape Coral Fire Department
- A valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic Certification
- A valid State driver’s license, and obtain a valid Florida driver’s license within thirty (30) days of hire or promotion
ADDITIONAL MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS REQUIRED: KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
Has thorough knowledge of modern methods, principles, techniques, and practices of firefighting.
Has considerable knowledge of the principles of firefighting ventilation.
Is able to recognize operating faults and defects, and take initial precautionary measures.
Is able to perform detailed report and record maintenance duties.
Is able to evaluate dangerous conditions and adopt rapid and reasonable courses of action with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
Is free from substance abuse, mental disorders, etc. which may interfere with performance of essential job functions as described herein.
Is able to work prolonged periods of time in complex combinations of extreme weather conditions, extreme and sudden change of temperature, panic inducing atmospheres, blindness in unknown surroundings, and unnatural atmospheres.
Is able to successfully demonstrate swimming skills as per Department requirements.
Is able to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.
Employee must be able to work rotating shift assignments.
Has knowledge of various computer applications, i.e., word processors, spreadsheet programs, and databases.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.