Assistant Fire Training/Safety Officer: Kingsport Tennessee Deadline: July 22, 2018

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Assistant Fire Training/Safety Officer

Deadline: July 22, 2018

Job Description:


Develops and implements fire training and safety programs for department personnel and assumes the position of Safety Officer on emergency incidents with or in the absence of the Training Officer.

Essential Functions

  • Teaches safety in all phases of firefighting training;
  • Emphasizes safety around facilities and on the fire grounds;
  • Maintains and assist with training records for all members of the Kingsport Fire Department to ensure standards are met.
  • Maintains records for yearly State Fire Commission Audit.
  • Maintains and assists with the physical agility testing program/records.
  • Presents instruction in safety procedures with follow up or corrective measures on how to prevent accidents. 
  • Serves on the Training Committee to develop and monitor training issues within the department.
  • Serves on Safety Committee to discover and correct unsafe acts and/or conditions. 
  • Conducts, Assist, or Coordinates safety inspections of department buildings, equipment and apparatus.
  • Serves as ombudsman and or liaison with other fire departments, state, federal and other local safety organizations for exchange of information as needed.
  • Assist with developing and administering the fire department training program for recruit training, continued department education, annual state training, and public awareness.
  • Instructs fire, rescue, hazardous material, emergency medical and any other job related topics.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge and skill in the application of principles and practices involved in safety and training procedures;
  • Knowledge of departmental standard operating procedures and general orders;
  • Knowledge of federal, state and local laws that govern safety in the work environment;
  • Knowledge of applicable reference resources and research techniques required for support of accident investigation and safety issues;
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with department staff, other fire suppression departments, city personnel and the general public;
  • Skill in developing and maintaining an environment conducive to learning;
  • Skill in operating a variety of office, classroom, and field equipment;
  • Skill in applying appropriate judgment in complex situations affecting the welfare of the City, its employees and community at large.

Education and Experience

High school graduate or GED plus Certification as a Firefighter II, Fire Department Instructor I, also attain Fire Officer I and Incident Safety Officer within two years of assuming position by the Tennessee Commission on Fire Fighting Standards; experience equivalent to three years working within the fire services; TN Emergency Medical Technician Advanced preferred; current and valid State of Tennessee or Virginia Drivers License required.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.


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