General Overview of the Position
Under general direction, performs specialized work with regard to protecting life and property through fire suppression, fire prevention and emergency medical services and may perform fire inspection and code enforcement duties related to the position of Fire Inspector.
Examples of Essential Duties
- Direct Crews of up to 4 personnel on emergency scenes.
- Drive, operate and maintain Fire Department equipment and apparatus.
- Perform fire suppression; wear self-contained breathing apparatus, use specialized tools and equipment to save lives, protect property, suppress fires. Operate pumps; aerial ladders and other auxiliary fire apparatus.
- Operates within the Incident Command System.
- Drive ambulance and provide emergency medical service and pre-hospital care within the scope and practice of the employee’s current licensure.
- Respond and perform operations involving ice and cold water rescues.
- Participate in training and continuing education in fire suppression, emergency medical aid, and use of equipment, special assignments and other matters; provide training to others as required.
- Perform general maintenance duties for firefighting equipment, apparatus, building and grounds including light to medium repairs, as needed.
- Respond to technical incidents including hazardous material, confined space, trench collapse, building collapse, and high angle and perform as assigned within current training levels.
- Maintain quarters and personal appearance as directed by department policy and procedures.
- Keep current on all fire codes and standards
- Maintain a working knowledge of the availability of reference materials to research codes and standards
- Inspect properties within the jurisdiction as assigned, according to department, local and state standards including all necessary documentation, filing and follow up
- Perform suppression and alerting system testing and documentation as assigned
- Perform fire inspection functions as assigned.
- Perform all other duties as assigned.
- A minimum of 60 College credits toward an Associate Degree in Fire Science or closely related field of study within three (3) years of appointment to full-time.
- Valid Wisconsin Drivers License
- State of Wisconsin EMT-Basic Certification (paramedic may be required based on current Fire Department need as identified by the chief)
- Firefighter II
- Certified Driver Operator Pumper
- Be a current part-time employee of the NBFD or have resigned from the NBFD within the last 12 months.
Required to possess the following State of Wisconsin certifications prior to completion of probationary period:
- Certified Driver Operator Aerial
- Fire Inspector I
- Paramedic (if required by the Chief at time of appointment)
Knowledge, Skills, & Abilities:
- Excellent Communication skills both oral and written
- Departmental rules and regulations
- Use and maintenance of fire fighting equipment and apparatus
- Ability to prepare reports and keep accurate records
- Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors and the public
- Exercise good judgment in evaluating situations and making good decisions
- Must be able to pass firefighter/EMT written entrance exam
- Must be able to pass CPAT exam
- Must pass criminal history background review
- Must pass Medical evaluation/drug screening test
- Knowledge of the practices, principles and methods of fire suppression
- Knowledge of the practices and uses of various emergency medical equipment used by the department
- Knowledge of the practices associated with other emergency operations, such as hazardous materials identification and recognition.
- Knowledge of rules, regulations, safety standards and established procedures used by the department.
- Must be familiar with the various types of vehicles and apparatus in use, including care, operation and minor routine maintenance.
- Ability to carry out oral and written instructions with and without direct supervision.
- Ability to deal with emergency situations in an effective manner that will facilitate the quick and efficient completion of their assignment.
- Ability to analyze situations quickly and objectively, and to determine proper courses of action.
- Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with other employees and the community at large.
- Must maintain self in good physical condition.
- Emergency activities may expose firefighters to hazardous conditions, materials, or health risks during fire suppression, hazardous materials incidents, or in caring for the sick and injured.
- Performance of hazardous tasks requiring strenuous physical exertion may occur for long periods of time under extremely adverse and stressful conditions.
- While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls, and reach with hands and arms.
- The employee is occasionally required to sit, climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl.
- Talk, hear and taste or smell
- The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 200+ pounds.
- Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.
- Work is performed primarily in station, vehicle and outdoor settings, in all weather conditions, including temperature extremes, during day and night shifts. Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. Individual is exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.
- The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock and vibration.
- The noise level in the work environment is often loud at emergency scenes.
How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.