Website City of Fitchburg

Under the general management of the Deputy Fire Chief, this position is responsible for responding to requests for emergency assistance and performing fire prevention inspections.  The position generally functions at the task level to stabilize emergency incidents and enforce municipal fire prevention ordinances.  The position requires extensive training in the operation and maintenance of motorized fire apparatus, hand tools, and power equipment.  Performance of assigned duties will often occur in hazardous settings under a wide range of environmental conditions.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Essential Functions:
Perform duties and activities as may be required by municipal ordinance, state statute, or policies and procedures of the fire department to ensure compliance with building construction, fire prevention, and life safety codes.
Inspect buildings for potential fire hazards and evaluate compliance with fire prevention ordinances.
Identify fire regulation violations and issue reports and forms to building owners.
Instruct the public on fire and life safety topics.
Attend required drills and other in-service training activities conducted by the fire department.
Attend external fire service-related courses as approved by the Fire Chief.
Read and study assigned materials in order to remain current on topics related to fire prevention and suppression, technical rescue, fire and life safety codes, and public safety education.
Inspect, operate, and maintain fire apparatus, fire stations and other fire department facilities, grounds, and equipment as assigned.
Perform hydrant and hose tests as required.
Other Functions:
Acknowledge and respond to dispatched alarms and other calls for emergency assistance.
Select and don personal protective equipment appropriate to the emergency response.
Drive and operate fire department vehicles and equipment.
Communicate with incident commander and other responders via radio.
Perform search and rescue tasks, as required, to accomplish life safety objectives established by the incident commander.
Perform fire suppression tasks or other related activities, as required, to accomplish incident stabilization objectives established by the incident commander.
Perform salvage and overhaul tasks, as required, to accomplish property conservation objectives established by the incident commander.
Inspect and restore personal protective equipment, fire apparatus, facilities, and equipment upon the conclusion of each emergency response in order to ensure readiness for use during any subsequent emergency event.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:
Supervisory Requirements:
None
Education and/or Experience Requirements:
High school diploma or equivalent
Associate Degree in fire service-related field is desired.
At least two years of previous firefighter experience with a fire department is desired.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid driver’s license (possessed at time of application for employment).
State of Wisconsin Certified Firefighter I (possessed at time of application for employment).
Emergency Medical Responder or higher (possessed at time of application for employment).
State of Wisconsin Certified Firefighter II (within the probationary period).
State of Wisconsin Certified Fire Apparatus Driver Operator-Pumper (within the probationary period).
State of Wisconsin Certified Fire Apparatus Driver Operator-Aerial (within the probationary period).
State of Wisconsin Certified Fire Inspector (within the probationary period).
State of Wisconsin Licensed Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (within the probationary period).

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to think clearly and react effectively in emergency situations.
Ability to understand and follow oral or written instructions.
Ability to use reason and good judgment in dealing with all kinds of people.
Ability to climb ladders and work at considerable heights.
Ability to work in restrictive clothing and confined spaces.
Ability to work in hazardous environments.

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