City of Tampa

Firefighter (#007291) F01

$28.13-$46.75 Hourly / $4,875.52-$8,103.68 Monthly / $58,506.24-$97,244.16 Yearly


This is fire service work.

Nature Of Work

An employee in this class is responsible for performing a variety of firefighting tasks. Positions in this class require the performance of physically demanding work involving fire suppression and the provision of emergency medical care. Work is frequently performed under conditions where personal injury or injury to others can occur; employees must be capable of reacting with speed and composure under these conditions and must exercise some initiative and independent judgment in determining proper actions to take. Under general supervision, employees are required to participate in training and/or station drills in order to maintain and increase proficiency in skills necessary to perform assigned duties. Work is performed on a 24-hour shift, including weekends and holidays and is reviewed through observation and results obtained.

Examples of Duties

Searches structures to locate persons trapped or injured, obtain information on source, extent or spread of fire, and determine structural stability and possible hazards; removes burning objects from structure; uses hand and power tools to ventilate structure; positions and climbs ladders; pulls hose from truck, connects and operates or aids firefighter who is operating hose; extricates victims from damaged motor vehicles; administers first aid; performs driver engineer’s job when required; salvages property from damaged structures; restores order and security of damaged structures.

Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and other emergency medical procedures; might take individual’s vital signs, records and evaluate to determine status; assists in preparing individuals for transport and accompanies to hospital.

Participates in area surveys; maintains and updates records on persons, buildings, construction in progress, and any other information necessary to effectively provide assistance.

Participates in station drills or other training to keep up-to-date on necessary skills; performs duties such as watch, apparatus/equipment maintenance, and general housekeeping.

Performs related work as required.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Working knowledge of: firefighting and rescue methods and techniques; first aid and CPR techniques; firefighting terminology; characteristics of fire; standard firefighting and rescue tools and equipment and their uses; search and rescue techniques and equipment; the street system and physical layout of the city.

Ability to: perform first aid or CPR; communicate effectively orally, in writing, and by use of hand signals; function efficiently under stressful conditions; lift, carry, and maneuver bulky and moderately heavy equipment; perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situations; operate a variety of firefighting and rescue equipment.

Skill in: the use and care of all pertinent hand tools and equipment.

Minimum Qualifications

Graduation from an accredited high school or equivalency certificate as issued by the Florida State Board of Education.

Possession of Certification as a Firefighter as issued by the State of Florida Fire Marshal’s Office.

EMT-B Certification as issued by the State of Florida Department of Health Bureau of EMS. A State of Florida Paramedic Certificate is required within three (3) years of employment.

Must be or have applied to be a United States Citizen.

Must be at least 18 years of age.

Must satisfactorily pass a comprehensive medical examination administered by a city designated physician.

Pass a job related physical abilities test.

Licenses or Certifications

Possession of a valid Florida Class E or higher driver’s license.


During periods when the Mayor issues an emergency declaration for the City of Tampa, all employees may be required to work in preparation, response or recovery activities related to the stated emergency.

CLASS: 007291; EST: 8/14/2013;