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$36.11-$50.86 Hourly / $6,258.72-$8,815.04 Monthly / $75,104.64-$105,780.48 Yearly
Discusses firefighting strategy with other personnel, reviewing area maps and other available information for pre-fire planning; prepares or revises maps identifying travel routes, available water sources and other pertinent information; participates in building surveys to obtain information about assigned area, particularly high life hazards.
Conducts classes in firefighting techniques and related subjects; studies instructional materials to prepare for teaching; studies training materials to improve job knowledge and prepare for promotion; participates in first aid classes to keep up-to-date on techniques.
Responds to alarms following set procedures for verifying addresses, starting vehicle, transmitting alarm to other stations, checking position of crew, and turning on lights and siren; selects appropriate route to location; drives apparatus using necessary safety precautions; parks apparatus at the best location to ensure availability.
Sets up special equipment such as lights and generators as required; selects appropriate equipment to effectively combat fires; selects appropriate hydrant to provide water supply in the safest, most efficient manner possible; connects pump truck to other apparatus in order to provide water supply; operates pump, monitoring gauges and adjusting levers as necessary to provide adequate water supply at the proper pressures; lays lines as directed and operates nozzles; uses special equipment as required; positions ladders including operating equipment to position and use aerial ladder.
Clears persons from hazardous area; monitors equipment in operation to ensure proper functioning; observes emergency for development of hazardous situations to include observing other personnel for fatigue, lack of protective clothing or other hazards to safety.
Participates in salvage and cleanup operations; performs ventilation duties as needed.
Extricates victims from automobile using special tools as necessary.
Performs related work as required.
Considerable knowledge of: firefighting and search and rescue techniques and equipment; firefighting terminology; characteristics of fire; firefighting equipment and its uses.
Working knowledge of: the application of hydraulic principles and theories to firefighting operations; effective communications techniques.
Some knowledge of: standard reports and forms and their purposes and methods of completion.
Ability to: communicate effectively orally, in writing and by use of hand signals; perform work requiring considerable physical exertion under hazardous conditions; work cooperatively and interact effectively with all types of people in a variety of situations; assess situations accurately, reach valid conclusions and take appropriate action; anticipate possible hazards and recommend a work plan; train others, as required; read and understand maps rapidly and accurately.
Skill in: the use and care of firefighting and rescue tools and equipment.