Firefighter: Indianapolis Indiana Deadline: September 2, 2016



Deadline: September 2, 2016

Salary: $39,446.00 Annually

Job Description:

Providing fire suppression, emergency medical care, and specialty skills to protect the residents and visitors of the City of Indianapolis.

Must perform to the Suppression/Operations Division job analysis.

Must maintain a good physical condition and shall be able to pass department medical examinations as prescribed by the Indianapolis Fire Department Work Performance Evaluation, and all other department fitness requirements.

Position Responsibilities:


Rotating 24 hour shift activities divided between fire station and field operations.


  • Fire suppression activities including, but not limited to:
  • Driving of emergency vehicles in a safe, conscientious manner.
  • Proficient operation of apparatus pumps requiring a through understanding of hydraulics.
  • Perform routine maintenance of assigned station, apparatus, tools and equipment.
  • Assist in assigned details (company inspections, pre-planning, public education, tours, etc.).
  • Adhere to all rules, regulations, General Orders, and Standard Operating Procedures
  • Perform communication operations for the Indianapolis Fire Department utilizing radios, computers, and MDT’s etc…
  • Other duties as assigned by the Chief.


  • All career Firefighters must maintain a minimum of the following throughout their employment with this department.
  • State of Indiana First-Class Firefighter Certification or NFPA Firefighter I/II.
  • State of Indiana Emergency Medical Technician Certification.
  • State of Indiana valid OPERATORS License.
  • All firefighters must acquire and maintain pertinent certifications for any special operations assignment.


Skills in operation of:

  • Vehicle under emergency conditions
  • Apparatus pump
  • Aerial ladder
  • Firefighting equipment and tools (ladders, hand tools, SCBA, ropes, ventilation fans, salvage covers, hose appliances and nozzles, and extrication equipment.
  • EMS equipment
  • Communication equipment
  • Knowledge of:
  • Indianapolis Fire Department rules and regulations and polices and procedures.
  • Fire suppression and theories, methods, and procedures
  • Fire tactics and strategies
  • Ventilation procedures
  • Salvage and overhaul procedures
  • Rescue and extrication procedures
  • Fire causes and hazards
  • Fire pump operations and hydraulics
  • Hazardous materials
  • EMS procedures
  • Radio communication procedures
  • City geography (streets and roads)
  • Fire and EMS report writing procedures
  • Water supply and hydrant locations

Ability to:

  • Work compatibly with others
  • Apply above knowledge to analyze problems quickly and take appropriate action under stress
  • Handle routine public contacts
  • Perform basic mathematical functions
  • Deliver lectures, talks, demonstrations, etc.
  • Prepare routine reports
  • Receive and follow directions
  • Attend in-service trainings as provided by this department
  • Attend other training as necessary to maintain fire and EMS certificatio

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

City’s Website Click HERE

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