Firefighter/Paramedic Greendale, WI Deadline 2/6/2015

The Firefighter/Paramedic is responsible for fire suppression, fire inspection, vehicle and fire station maintenance, hazardous material response, rescue operations and emergency medical services.  The Village is creating eligibility lists for both 40 hour per week and 56 hour per week Firefighter/Paramedic positions.  The 56 hour per week position would work 24 hour shifts, the 40 hour per week position works 8 hour shifts between the hours of 8 a.m. and 10 p.m.

Pursuant to Collective Bargaining Agreement in effect.  Resides within the corporate limits or within (15) miles of the corporate limits of the Village of Greendale, within one month after completion of probationary period.

This position requires a 18-month probationary period.


Applicant will be required to submit to a medical examination consistent with the requirements of the position, after an offer of employment and prior to appointment. This medical exam is designed to reveal any medical condition that might put the firefighter at increased risk to self or others as a result of certain exposures or activities and to exhibit freedom from any physical, emotional or mental condition which adversely affects the performance of duties as a firefighter in the essential functions of employment, with reasonable accommodation.

All candidates will be fingerprinted and a record check made of local, state or federal authorities. A conviction is not an automatic bar to employment.

Career Development

  • Wisconsin Fire Inspector 1 Certification (NFPA-1031) before completion of probationary period.
  • Wisconsin Firefighter II Certification (NFPA-1001) before completion of probationary period.
  • Wisconsin Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator Certification (NFPA-1002), before being assigned to the position.
  • Attends seminars/classes recommended by the Fire Chief.
  • Maintain adequate firefighter proficiency in all assigned areas per department training standards, including all certifications/licenses throughout entire career.
 Examples Of Essential Duties:
  • Responds to alarms as a member of a firefighting company and performs a variety of firefighting functions, as the situation demands.
  • 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.
  • Prepares written reports and maintains records under supervision of the company officer.
  • Participates in daily training exercises and classroom lectures.
  • Conducts fire inspections in various occupancies in the village.
  • Perform duties as a Fire Apparatus Driver and Pump Operator, when assigned.
  • Performs duties as a certified EMT-Paramedic or Basic according to criteria and standards set forth by the department, when assigned.
  • 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, first aid, and other subjects to the public.
  • Accomplish such other duties as may be assigned from time to time.
 Typical Qualifications:
Required Qualifications:

  • U.S. Citizen
  • High school diploma, or equivalent
  • Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of application
  • Valid Wisconsin driver’s license, or ability to obtain, good driving record
  • Good physical condition
  • Wisconsin Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic license (nationally registered preferred).
  • Wisconsin Firefighter I Certification (NFPA-1001)
  • Good verbal and written communication skills
  • An ability to work either a 24 hour or 8 hour per day shift, including weekends and holidays
  • Clear and concise speech
  • Ability to react quickly and effectively to stressful situations
  • Ability to handle several tasks simultaneously
  • Ability to perform essental functions of this position
  • Ability to use all standard fire service equipment

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