Upon meeting the requirements and being voted on by the majority of the membership. The candidate will be assigned to the Division of Training where they will serve a specified training period. During this time the recruit will receive training in basic firefighting tactics, Rescue operations, and EMS operations. Upon successful completetion of this training period, as indicated by the Training Officers, the recruit will be instated as a Probationary Firefighter with the following responsibilites and tasks:
RESPONSIBILITIES AND TASKS
Responds to fires, fire alarms, rescue, HAZMAT, EMS, and other calls for service.
Attends/Reports to assigned company standby dates, as indicated by Company Officer
Selects hose nozzle according to type of fire and directs water stream or chemicals onto fire.
Performs ladder operations and hose evolutions.
Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to buildings.
Locates and rescues individuals in burning buildings.
Assists persons from burning structures as needed.
Protects property from water and smoke damage.
Performs salvage and overhaul operations and secures salvaged property against theft.
Assists certified EMTs and Paramedics providing emergency care.
Assists with determining nature and extent of injury or illness and with rendering emergency care and aid.
Records patient information.
Operates/Drives fire suppression and other department vehicles and apparatus.
Ensures that all necessary equipment is available.
Prepares NFIRS, staff activity, and training reports in FireHouse software.
Maintains apparatus, living quarters (if applicable), and emergency equipment.
Participates in training and continued education programs in firefighting and emergency medical care techniques.
Possesses knowledge of local streets and hospital locations.
Knowledge of the use of hand and power tools used in rescue operations.
Possesses the ability to operate all types of fire apparatus, including such equipment as an axe, pry bar, high pressure hose, ladders, safety equipment, breathing apparatus, two-way radio, chemicals, related fire fighting equipment, and emergency medical equipment.
Possesses the ability to make quick, accurate decisions concerning human life.
Possesses the ability to work in stressful situations under adverse conditions.
Possesses the ability to work with the public.
Possesses the ability to perform demanding physical tasks involved in fire fighting and emergency medical work.
Possesses the ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships.
SUPERVISION EXERCISED/SUPERVISION RECEIVED
This is a non-supervisory classification.
The member is under direct supervision of the Company Captain and/or Lieutenant at their assigned fire company.
WORKING ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Member works on a volunteer basis in an emergency response environment and is exposed to various types of hazardous conditions, adverse weather, and individuals in highly stressful situations.
Members in this classification are assigned to a fire company and/or apparatus/vehicle, depending on department needs. Assignments may be long or short term and are subject to change as needed.
Work requires considerable and strenuous physical exertion such as frequent climbing of tall ladders, lifting heavy objects over 50 pounds, crouching or crawling in restricted areas.
Must be 18 years of age.
Must Possess a Valid Class D TN driver's license.
Must be able to pass a background check.