Deadline: April 11, 2016
Salary: $45,478.68 Annually
Performs fire fighting, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to protect the lives and property of the City residents; maintains Longview Fire Department (LFD) equipment and facilities.Â
Examples of Duties:Inspects and maintains LFD facilities, vehicles, equipment, apparatus, tools, supplies and hydrants; inspects, tests, evaluates and repairs equipment after use; notifies supervisors of equipment problems beyond the scope of authority or skills. Inspects and maintains personal protective equipment and assures that all firefighting equipment is in a state of readiness and available for immediate use. Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service, and performs fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to control emergency incidents; follows orders under stressful conditions, and relays orders, instructions and information on team actions. Operates emergency, fire, rescue, medical and life saving tools and equipment; assists and coordinates with law enforcement personnel and other responders; extracts victims from accident sites and hazardous situations; enters burning buildings to extinguish fires and rescue victims. Preserves property and mitigates hazards, emergency situations and hazardous materials incidents; performs salvage and clean-up activities at fire and emergency scenes. Maintains LFD station and living quarters in clean and orderly condition; operates, inspects and maintains ambulance and other fire equipment; performs minor repairs on apparatus and equipment inside and outside of facilities; orders replacement supplies as needed. Studies City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, building locations, and special hazards of designated facilities, in order to perform duties in a fast and effective manner. Prepares and maintains departmental records; may assist with inspection of buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances. Conducts public education sessions for a wide variety of audiences; participates in fire prevention, pre-fire planning and safety programs; assists with training of citizens and volunteer staff as assigned. Attends training programs to continuously update work skills and knowledge. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.Â
Minimum Requirements:High School diploma or GED equivalent, and two years related experience; OR an equivalent combination of education and experience. Must possess a valid Texas Driver’s License. Certification for Firefighter from Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP) is required. Certifications for Paramedic, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), and Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) from Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) are required.Â
Physical Demands/Work Environment:Work is performed outdoors and indoors at emergency incident sites, and in fire station facilities; requires strenuous physical efforts and ability to lift and move items weighing up to one hundred (100) pounds; may be exposed to environmental fumes, hazardous chemicals, communicable diseases and potential physical harm. Must be able to work during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.