Website City of Memphis
ESSENTIAL JOB FUNCTIONS:
Works under the direction of an assigned Lieutenant. Listens for alarm and details of radio message received from alarm office. Searches for victims in smoky areas and determines safest evacuation routes for self and victim. Pries open vehicles, equipment, or structures using specialized equipment such as the hydraulic rescue tool. Drags or carries an unconscious victim down ladders or stairs. Connects hoses and couplings to water sources, pumps, nozzles, etc. and advances charged hose lines to fight fire. Identifies flammable or hazardous materials. Lifts and maneuvers hand-held and hand-raised ladders. Extinguishes fires in areas where there is no visibility and extreme heat. Opens holes in structures using axes, pike poles, or other equipment. Preserves evidence of arson for use by an arson investigator. Develops and maintains current knowledge of well-established firefighting procedures and maintains certifications and licenses. Cleans equipment and inspects or tests equipment on apparatus. Questions patient or other bystanders to gather medical information. Conducts assessments of patients and administers emergency medical care as a pre-hospital care provider. Transports patients to the appropriate hospital for appropriate treatment in response to patient’s condition.
State of Tennessee National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) certified Firefighter I, II and EMT or AEMT, or eligible for reciprocity in the State of Tennessee and two (2) years of experience with a full- time Fire Service or five (5) years with a volunteer Fire Service. Candidate’s age must be at least nineteen (19) years by the starting date of the hiring class for which he/she is considered; and candidate’s age cannot exceed forty (40) years by the date of the employment in this position. Must pass comprehensive medical examination and a physical ability test. Required to complete coursework/testing to obtain and maintain a Paramedic license by the State of Tennessee within twenty-four (24) months from their date of employment if applicant holds Advanced EMT licensure or within thirty-six (36) months from their date of employment if applicant holds EMT licensure. Must possess and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F, as a condition of employment. Out of State applicants must have a valid driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy and within six (6) months must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F.
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