Deadline: October 16, 2015
Salary: $41,138.00 Per Year
*PLEASE NOTE:Â WE ARE ONLY ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FROM APPLICANTS WHO COMPLETED THE FVTC REGIONAL HIRING PROCESS AND WERE CONTACTED VIA EMAIL AND ASKED TO COMPLETE THIS APPLICATION.Â IF THIS DOES NOT APPLY TO YOU, PLEASE CONTACT FVTC TO INQUIRE ABOUT INCLUSION INTO THEIR NEXT REGIONAL HIRING PROCESS.*
Applicants – please be sure to submit both a cover letter and resume.
Applications received without both documents attached will not be considered.
The purpose of this position is to perform fire and emergency operations, emergency medical services along with public education and prevention duties.Â Work involves activities including fire suppression, rescue operations both fire and water, first aid, ventilation, salvage, overhaul, inspection activities, public education, training, engine company and/or ladder truck duties and hazardous materials response.Â (Fire fighters may be trained in areas of pump/engine, ladder truck and watercraft operations to make them competent to operate as a Driver/Engineer.) The incumbent may work individually or as a fire suppression team member and works under the regular supervision of a Fire Officer, Shift Commander, and/or Chief Officer.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The following duties are normal for this position.Â These are not to be construed as exclusive or all-inclusive.Â Other duties may be required and assigned.
- Responds to fire and emergency calls as a member of an engine company, truck company or specialty unit.
- Performs a variety of technical and manual labor duties required to locate, control and extinguish fires,including catching fire hydrants; connecting hoses and nozzles;Â laying supply and attack lines; using visual, sensory, technical and judgmental criteria to locate fire sources;Â using fire streams (including portable fire extinguishers);Â carrying, positioning, raising and climbing portable and aerial ladders; using a variety of hand held and powered equipment necessary to locate, control and extinguish fires.
- Performs a variety of technical and manual labor tasks to ventilate structures involved in fire, smoke and odor calls including placing of fans and/or hose streams; mechanically opening of roofs, floors, walls, doors, windows and vents.
- Performs forcible entry operations to gain access into structures using a variety of tools.
- Performs salvage operations to prevent undue damage to property not involved in fire and/or emergency situations including the placement of salvage covers; removing of property, removing water, smoke and heat from structures, etc.
- Perform tasks to extricate individuals safely from confined spaces, trench rescue incidents, and offer aÂ support role during structure collapse incidents, etc. using a variety of tools, equipment and knowledge.
- Performs search and rescue operations to locate and remove individuals and victims from fire and emergency situations.
- Performs water rescue functions including, but not limited to surface, ice/cold water, swift, or dive rescues using specialized equipment such as ropes, harnesses, boats and exposure suits.
- Performs emergency first aid and/or CPR to fire and/or other emergency victims.
- Maintains, cleans, services, inspects, and loads firefighting and/or emergency equipment, tools, etc. on company apparatus.
- Participates in Company fire inspections of buildings to ensure compliance with local and state codes, and nationally recognized good practices and standards; to become familiar with structures; to inform persons of the benefits of sound fire prevention practices; completes inspection reports.
- Participates in training classes and drills to maintain and enhance firefighting and emergency techniques and responses; may participate in and/or instruct in?station training activities.
- Performs at the hazardous materials operations level.
- Writes, reports, and completes all related paperwork relative to tasks assigned.
- Assists public when locked out of their home.
- Uses Fire Dept. equipment for non?departmental purposes such as replacing light bulbs in the City’s parks.
- Inspects and flow tests fire hydrants, completes related paperwork.
- May perform at HAZMAT Awareness and/or Operations, as required.
- May serve at any level of the Incident Command System under the NIMS model.
- May serve as a driver/engineer of an engine or truck company after successfully completing the department driver-training program, and completing 2 years of service from the date of hire.
- May perform in an Acting Officer position, after completing 10 years of service from the date of hire, and provided minimum qualifications of the position are met.
- Maintains regular punctual and predictable attendance, works overtime and extra hours as required.
- Delivers public fire education programs, tours, lectures, etc. as may be necessary to ensure public fire safety. Newly hired firefighters will be assigned to the Public Education Team.
- Maintains, performs repairs, and cleans assigned fire station quarters, apparatus rooms, grounds, etc.
*Additional Tasks and Responsibilities
While the following tasks are necessary for the work of the unit, they are not an essential part of the purpose of this position and may also be performed by other unit members. Answers and routes telephone calls. Sorts mail, files materials, types correspondence and performs other clerical/office duties.
Please submit the completed application by 10/16/2015, including both a cover letter and resume.
Applications will be scored to determine which applicants will be selected for interviews.Â All applicants will be notified of their status by the end of October.
The City of Neenah is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.