Deadline: May 1, 2016
Salary: $47,316 (yr. 1) to $55,666 (yr. 3)
Working under the supervision of their direct supervisor, or higher ranking officer, incumbent performs duties to assess, appropriately treat, and ensure transport as needed for medical patients. The employee is required to remain current with …
Posted On: Tuesday, 16 February 2016
Closing On: Sunday, 01 May 2016
Category: Regular Full Time
Department: Fire Department
Shift: 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m., 24 hour shift
200 E. Berry Street
Fort Wayne, IN
Pay Rate: $47,316.00 Annually
Working under the supervision of their direct supervisor, or higher ranking officer, incumbent performs duties to assess, appropriately treat, and ensure transport as needed for medical patients. The employee is required to remain current with changes in emergency medicine. The employee will also perform the duties of a fire fighter to protect lives and property, prevent, and extinguish fires, maintain firefighting equipment, respond to other emergencies, and keep equipment in a state of readiness for emergency response.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
1 Able to read, write, listen and comprehend instructions, information or reports;
2 Effectively communicate by voice or by radio with other firefighters and other emergency personnel to relay observations, equipment needs and other relevant information;
3 Follow orders and directives from supervisors;
4 Drive and operate fire department apparatus and equipment;
5 Respond to alarms by reporting to assigned vehicle, and riding in assigned vehicle to the scene of the emergency or fire;
6 Lift, carry, drag, lay and connect hose lines from hydrants and equipment to scene; carry EMS equipment, tools and other equipment from vehicle to scene;
7 Raise and climb ladders; crawl and walk on roofs and floors; create holes and open windows with axes, bars or hooks for access or ventilation;
8 Combat fires by holding nozzles and directing streams of fog, chemicals or water and moving into fire area including into confined spaces and up or down stairs;
9 Move people from danger including carrying unconscious persons;
10 Provide emergency medical treatment to injured persons at a ALS level;
11 Remove objects from a building, place protective covers over objects and monitor assigned area for signs of reoccurrence;
12 Conduct fire drills, critique drill participants on emergency procedures and instruct groups on such procedures;
13 Participate in training on firefighting, emergency medical aid, emergency procedures and related subjects;
14 Maintain Department equipment and structures through cleaning walls, floors, fire hose, equipment, etc.;
15 Maintain personal physical fitness consistent with Department standards;
16 Maintain EMS certification and other associated certifications within requirements established by the Department;
17 Meet all essential job function requirements of National Fire Protection Association Standards 1001 and 1500;
18 Meet all State of Indiana Public Employee Retirement Fund Requirements for 1977 Firefighters Pension and Disability;
19 Understand and apply concepts identified within the Fort Wayne Fire Department mission statement;
20 Responding to emergency and non-emergency calls calmly, efficiently and promptly;
21 Administers basic and advanced life support to patients at the scene, en route to the hospital and in a pre-hospital setting in accordance with federal, state, and local laws, regulations and standards;
22 Assesses the nature and extent of injury or illness to establish and prioritize medical procedures to be followed;
23 Effectively communicates with professional medical personnel and treatment facilities to obtain instructions regarding further treatment and/ or to arrange reception of patients to the appropriate center;
24 Ability to function as a leader for appropriate crew resource management on emergency medical services incidents;
25 Completing patient care forms, insurance forms, evaluation forms, and all other forms in a competent and timely fashion;
26 Maintain all skill proficiencies as set forth by Fort Wayne Fire Department EMS training division.
Perform other duties as assigned.
Incumbent will directly supervise personnel.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are in addition to the requirements necessary for a firefighter and are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be considered subject to the requirements of the job and the ability of the individual to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
1 Must be a citizen of the Unites States;
2 Provide proof of date and place of birth;
3 At least 21 years of age, but under 36 years of age unless currently enrolled in the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund of the Indiana Public Retirement System;
4 No felony convictions;
5 Speak English as a primary or secondary language;
6 Reside in Allen County or a county contiguous with Allen County upon graduation from the academy.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of citizens or employees of the organization.
Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals. Ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent and to draw and interpret bar graphs.
The incumbent must possess the ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists consistent with departmental rules and procedures. The incumbent makes choices and takes action on a range of assignments which requires analysis to determine the appropriate course of action. The candidate must be able to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form by command officers and act upon instructions provided in an efficient, safe manner.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
1 Valid Indiana Operators License;
2 Current National Registry certification at the paramedic level or current Indiana paramedic license;
3 American Heart Association or equivalent Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation;
4 Advanced Cardio Life Support;
5 Pediatric Advanced Life Support;
6 Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support;
7 Pediatric Education for Pre-Hospital Professionals.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of a firefighter established by National Fire Protection Association 1500, and the 1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund of the Indiana Public Retirement System
While performing the duties of this job, The employee frequently is required to stand; walk; sit; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, bend, crouch, or crawl. The employee must frequently lift and/or move more than 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus. Due to the nature of the fire-fighting profession, the potential for severe injury or loss of life are continually present.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of a firefighter established by National Fire Protection Association 1500 and the State of Indiana Public Employee Retirement Fund Requirements for 1977 Firefighters Pension and Disability.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will be required to work inside and outside and has exposure to hazardous working conditions. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outside weather conditions, risk of radiation, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and explosives. The noise level in the work environment is usually very loud.
FWFD Hiring Paramedics
The Fort Wayne Fire Department (FWFD) is hiring 26 Firefighter Paramedics in 2016. While we work closely with the existing emergency responders and departments in Allen County, we’ve recognized a need to build a new department of Firefighter Paramedics that will be fully integrated into the current work force and firehouses.
Applicants must apply between February 16th, 2016 and May 1st 2016 thru the attached link to City of Fort Wayne Human Resources. Applicants must hold either an Indiana Paramedic License or a National Registry Paramedic Certification upon application. Applicants must be 21 years of age by May 1st 2016 and cannot turn 36 years of age by Jan. 1st 2017.
The first element of the testing process will be a Firefighter Written Aptitude Test on June 4th, 2016 at 0900. The Firefighter Written Aptitude Test will be held at the Grand Wayne Convention Center, 120 W. Jefferson Blvd, Fort Wayne, IN 46802. Specifics about the Firefighter Written Aptitude Test will be sent via email to applicants after the application process is closed.
Applicants must present a Candidate Physical Aptitude Test (CPAT) card, dated no earlier than January 1st, 2016, at the Firefighter Written Aptitude Test on June 4th, 2016. Applicants may attain a CPAT card at any certified testing facility, or may take the CPAT at the Public Safety Academy (7602 Patriot Crossing Fort Wayne, IN 46816) on the following dates. Schedule CPAT testing with Chief Hostler at (260)427-5141.
CPAT Testing Dates:
April 30th, 2016 – 0800 to 1600
May 7th, 2016 – 0800 to 1600
May 14th, 2016 – 0800 to 1600
May 21st, 2016 – 0800 to 1600
June 3rd, 2016 – 1200 to 2000
Accepted applicants will be required to complete a paid 13 week fire academy starting early fall, 2016 and ending late December, 2016.
A relocation reimbursement for up to $5,000.00, subject to actual incurred expenses, will be offered to any accepted applicant that successfully completes the fire academy, and has relocated from the area outside of the counties contiguous to Allen County, IN.
Salary and Benefits:
Salary – $47,316 (yr. 1) to $55,666 (yr. 3) Per IAFF Contract
1977 Police Officers’ and Firefighters’ Pension and Disability Fund
Health and Dental Insurance
Applications may be submitted on-line at www.cityoffortwayne.org or using the City of Fort Wayne Human Resources Department computer kiosks located at Citizen¹s Square, 1st Floor, 200 E. Berry Street, Fort Wayne IN between the hours of 8:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Applicants must be 21-35 years of age. Reasonable accommodations for person with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
(Those individuals who accept employment with the Fort Wayne Fire Department must reside in Allen County or a county contiguous with Allen County by the completion of the Fire Academy.)
Equal Opportunity Employer
All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regards to age, race, color, religion, sex, disability, veteran’s status, national origin, or sexual orientation. Reasonable accommodations for persons with a known disabling condition will be considered in accordance with State and Federal Law.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.