This is skilled, supervisory work directing fire company operations in the Suppression Division, supervising medic personnel in the Fire Medic Division, or supervising Arson, Inspection or Training Division activities. Captains may exercise direct command over a number of Firefighters, Sergeants, Fire Medics, and division Lieutenants in an assigned company and are responsible for enforcing department rules, regulations, policies, procedures and common practices to include ensuring the proper maintenance and safe operation of apparatus and equipment, conduct training activities and medical operations. The Fire Captain is also responsible for instructing subordinates in accepted and safe firefighting, medical, arson investigation, training, and/or inspection methods and procedures. A Captain receives general supervision from a District Chief or Assistant Chief.
(All positions): Must have two (2) years’ experience and be currently employed at the PS3 Level in the Montgomery Fire/Rescue to be eligible to take the promotional test and be eligible for promotion. Must have obtained Instructor I state certification, Safety Officer certification; current EMT III Paramedic State License; and must have completed NFA ICS 100, ICS 200, ICS 300, ICS 400 and ICS 700 classes and by the first day of the Assessment Center.
NATIONAL FIRE ACADEMY CERTIFICATION: Must complete R308 Natural and Man-made Disasters within 24 months after promotion for all Captain positions.
FIRE CAPTAIN DIVISION REQUIREMENTS:
MEDIC DIVISION: Must have and maintain an EMT III Paramedic State License.
INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU: Must have worked one (1) year in the Investigations Division to be eligible. Must have all certification required of an Investigator Lieutenant. Must complete R225 Management of Fire Prevention Programs within 24 months and R204 Fire Investigation Fire Dynamics and Modeling within 36 months after promotion or transfer.
INSPECTIONS BUREAU: Must have worked one (1) year in the Inspections Division to be eligible. Must complete R225 Management of Fire Prevention Programs within 24 months after promotion or transfer. Must have all certification required of an Inspector Lieutenant.