Deadline: September 14, 2018
Salary: $2,185.64 Biweekly
- Operates and performs maintenance checks on all fire department vehicles and equipment.
- Responds as a member of a medical team to bring basic or advanced emergency medical care to the citizens of the community.
- Performs duties as a licensed/certified Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic according to criteria and standards set forth by department, Milwaukee County, and State of Wisconsin, when assigned.
- Prepares written reports and maintains records under supervision of the shift officer.
- Performs duties as a Fire Apparatus Driver and Pump Operator, when assigned.
- Participates in daily training exercises and classroom lectures.
- Participates in fire inspections in various occupancies in the city.
- Responsible for cleanliness of station and maintenance of apparatus, tools, equipment, and all other fire department property.
- Conducts demonstrations, tours, and public speeches on fire safety, fire prevention, CPR, fire extinguishers, smoke detectors, first aid, and other subjects to the public.
- Other duties and responsibilities, as assigned.
- High School diploma or equivalent.
- Associate Degree in Fire Technology, Fire Protection,Fire Science,Paramedicine or related field or sixty (60) post high school college-level credits in a related field (Official, certified transcripts required)
- Wisconsin or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) licensure–Proof of Licensure required. National Registry Paramedic Licensure preferred.
- Valid Wisconsin Driver’s License (or ability to obtain Wisconsin Driver’s License if applicant is licensed in another state) with good driving record.
- Wisconsin Firefighter I Certification or equivalent training. Training outside of Wisconsin must meet State of Wisconsin requirements.
- Valid Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certificate or Card (issued within one year prior to October 9, 2018).
- Wisconsin Driver/Operator–Pumper Certification* or equivalent training is preferred. (Training from outside Wisconsin must meet the State of Wisconsin requirements.) *Candidates not possessing this certification upon appointment will be required to obtain it within 18 months.
- At least 18 years of age
- Able to work in the United States.
- Wisconsin Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Certification (NFPA-1002).
- Effective communication, oral and written, with supervisors, peers and public.
- Understanding and following work rules, policies, procedures, directives and Suggested Operating Guidelines.
- Read, write, perform basic math skills including addition and subtraction.
- Knowledge of national, state, and local laws and fire/safety codes.
- Organize, direct, and coordinate written and oral reports.
- Skilled in report writing, driving, use of computer, and two-way radio.
- Knowledge of fire protection systems, water supply, building construction, natural and man-made disasters, fire control and extinguishment, and combustible and flammable materials.
- Computer, calculator, copy machine, fax machine, telephone and two-way radio.
- Camera and measuring devices.
- Power tools, hand tools, chain saws, shovels, brooms, ladders, exhaust fans and generators.
- Car, fire apparatus, ambulance, and boat.
- Patient restraints, first aid equipment, oxygen, electronics test equipment, general medical equipment, and patient lifting devices.
- Breathing apparatus, protective toe footwear, hearing and eye protection, firefighting turnout clothing, and hazardous chemical clothing.
- stand, walk, sit, stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
- run, swim, grapple, climb, balance, bend, twist, and reach
- feel, talk, and hear (normal range in normal office environment, corrected or uncorrected)
- far and near vision as follows: 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in other eye, both uncorrected, or 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in other eye, both corrected. No contact lenses. Color vision and peripheral vision. Hand-eye coordination is necessary to operate various pieces of equipment
- lift, carry, push/pull 100 pounds or more
- handle, grasp and finger: fire hose, ladders, performing CPR, utilizing patient lifting devices, etc.
- Stamina – ventilate a roof, pull charged hose line; strip roof with pike poles, climb stairs with equipment; carry hose up multiple flights.
- Extent Flexibility – roll/pull hose; remove ceiling with pike poles; push ladder to peak; reach out from ladder; chop with an axe; extricate victim; overhaul burning building; remove building parts.
- Dynamic Flexibility – chop with axe; pick up hose; advance hose; strip roof; do CPR/chest compressions.
- Static Strength – carry hose; lift/carry victim/patient; move charged hose; lift ladder; move generator.
- Explosive Strength – force entry with axe/battering ram; raise ladder; run up stairs with equipment; breach walls; pull/advance hose; chop with axe to vent roof.
- Dynamic Strength – climb ladders/stairs in full turn out with equipment; climb aerial ladder.
- Trunk Strength – pull charged hose; do CPR; pick up equipment at fire; hold hose on fire target; lift victim.
- Spread Limb Movement – dodge debris; chop with axe; use mask; pump manual pump; exit burning building; operate tiller for aerial rig; do CPR; run/drive rig.
- Gross Body Coordination – climb/descend ladder with victim; advance charged line while maintaining flow on target; walk across roof ridge; start/use power saw.
- Gross Body Equilibrium – walk icy roof peak at night; carry patient down stairs; swing axe from ladder.
- Arm-Hand Steadiness – take BP/pulse; operate power tools; do CPR; apply traction to limb/neck of victim; connect hose couplings.
- Manual Dexterity – couple hose; do CPR; bandage patient; use tools/extraction equipment; use air bag ventilator; tie knots; use SCBA.
- Finger Dexterity – maintain/open SCBA equipment; bandage patient; remove object from patient airway with Magill forceps; tie knots; perform infant CPR.
- Near Vision – patient assessment; read manuals/pump control panel.
- Far Vision – drive to fires; visualization of fire condition; see power lines for safe ladder placement; see addresses.
- Visual Color Discrimination – determine fire status/hazard by smoke color; identify highway placards; assess patient.
- Hearing – hear call for help in burning building; hear fire crackle in dense smoke; hear BP.
- Mobility – advance hose line; climb ladder; search/rescue in building; move on roof; slide down pole; get on/off equipment.
- Effort – chop/ventilate roof; overhaul burned buildings; advance charged line up stairs; climb stairs/ladder; use axe.
- Work is performed in an outside work place environment that is confined.
- Exposure to extreme cold and normal, or hot and normal temperature changes.
- Contact with water or liquids.
- The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud with exposure to loud noise with a minimum of 90 decibels and vibrations from tools, equipment, machinery, etc.
- Exposure to hazardous conditions such as mechanical, electrical, chemical, burns, explosives, heights, physical injury, and fast moving vehicles.
- Exposure to atmospheric conditions such as fumes, gases, noxious odors, dust, and poor ventilation.
Applicants may order the practice “CEB Candidate Orientation Guide” by clicking the following link: http://www.fpsi.com/fire-candidate-orientation-guides/. The CEB Candidate Orientation Guide is a helpful tool to prepare for the exam and can be downloaded as a PDF file and saved or printed. Please read through the disclaimer on the order page in order to have a successful download. Payments will be submitted through PayPal via an account or credit/debit card. Once payment is submitted, PayPal automatically redirects you back to the FPSI site where access to the download link will be located on the Order Details-Checkout Status page. Applicants must pay close attention to ALL instructions on both FPSI and PayPal’s websites in order to access the instant download successfully!
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.