The fundamental reason this job exists is to maintain and safely operate fire apparatus. This is skilled work in responding to fire alarms and fire emergencies and operating the fire apparatus at emergency scenes. Duties also include conducting and participating in continuing education and in-service on firefighting techniques, and lifesaving procedures, presenting training programs and drills for subordinates, companies or recruits, and performing or assigning public service activities, performing safety and operational inspections on vehicles and equipment, assigning the upkeep and maintenance of the apparatus, preparing reports and performing other related administrative tasks. A Fire Sergeant reports directly to a company officer who provides general supervision. At emergency incidents, the Sergeant is under the command of any officer of higher rank.
Must possess a valid AL Driver’s license and have (3) years’ experience as a Firefighter in the Montgomery Fire Department. Must have obtained Instructor I state certification, must have completed Apparatus Operator (Pumper and Aerial Ladder), and NFA ICS 100, ICS 200 and ICS 700 classes by the first day of the assessment.
ALL SERGEANTS: Effective October 01, 2020 ICS 300 and ICS 400, Engine Company Fireground Operations classes and MFR Ladder Company Fireground Operations will be mandatory to test for promotion to the rank of Sergeant.
ADDITIONAL DIVISION REQUIREMENTS
INSPECTIONS BUREAU: Must have obtained Fire Inspector I certification from the Alabama Fire College.
INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU: Must have obtained Inspector I certification from the Alabama Fire College. Must complete R0206 Origin/Cause Investigations within 12 months after assignment to the Investigations Bureau.
NOTE: For ALS Pumper and Medic Truck Sergeant vacancies requiring a Paramedics License, those applicants who possess an EMT III Paramedics State License will be given preference.