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Firefighter Paramedic

at City of Bellaire

Pay: $60,309 to $82,194/year
$60309 - $82194
Posted: 5/8/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2720511
Keywords: paramedic

Job Description

Overall Job Objective

POSITION SUMMARY

Responsible for maintaining readiness and providing emergency support to preserve the lives and property of the surrounding community in the event of a fire or medical emergency.  Performs technical work providing fire suppression, rescue operations, and patient care at the scenes of emergency situations.  Operates fire and medical equipment along with a variety of emergency apparatus, maintaining firefighting and paramedic certifications and attending training.

TEST DATE:     Written - June 15, 2020

   Physical/Panel Interview - June 18, 2020

 

 

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Maintain readiness for emergency response calls
    • Respond to fire and medical emergencies and other related emergency support calls
    • Utilize radio, telephone and dispatch communications media
    • Assess emergency situations upon arrival to determine appropriate response and mitigation activities
    • Lay and connect hose, controls nozzles, and direct fog, chemical, or water streams
    • Make forcible entry into buildings and ventilate burning buildings as necessary
    • Raise and climb ladders and use portable fire extinguishers
    • Evacuate persons from danger and perform salvage operations
    • Provide fire suppression tactics, rescue, and other emergency related operations
    • Determine and operate appropriate equipment to address specific fire, medical and other emergency situations and provide optimal safety
  • Performs emergency medical duties through life support care to the ill and injured by assessing the medical needs of patients and determining best immediate treatment
    • Administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors, defibrillator, or pacers, and performance of intubations or advanced airway management
    • Provides cardiac monitoring and performs detailed physical exams
    • Performs specialized emergency medical care as instructed or approved by the Medical Director while assigned to a fire suppression or medical unit
    • Abides by all laws and regulations regarding storage and handling medications and generating reports
    • Transports the ill and injured to the appropriate facility through operation of emergency vehicles
    • Driving apparatus to emergency scenes and assisting patients to emergency centers
    • Completes medical reports, stocks medical supplies and documents all services provided
  • Maintains firefighting and paramedic equipment and fire station property by performing preventative and disinfectant maintenance on equipment and machinery
    • Ensures apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts as assigned
    • Assists with fire station cleaning activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate
  • Performs administrative duties preparing and maintaining reports; assists in planning and implementing Fire Department objectives
    • Assists in formulating guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols; researches developments in firefighting methods and techniques and attends various meetings and activities
  • Educates the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquiries and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies
    • Illustrates proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures
    • Assists with public tours of the fire station when necessary
  • Maintains assigned medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills and completing appropriate paperwork for training received
  • Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements
  • Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibilities of the position

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Citizen of the United States
  • Twenty-one (21) years of age or older upon appointment
  • Documentary evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test
  • Experience or training in personal computer use with Microsoft Office software

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS

  • Valid Texas Driver License
    • Must obtain a Class B Driver License during first year of employment and maintain personal vehicle insurance
  • Firefighter Basic Certificate or Certifiable in accordance with Texas Commission on Fire Protection through Texas Administrative Code §423.3
  • Texas DSHS - Paramedic/National Registered Paramedic or Texas DSHS - EMT-B  
(An EMT-B must be attending a recognized Paramedic class with class completion and State/National Certification within 1 year of hire) - Paramedic Preferred
  • Appointment will be conditional upon successful completion of the following pre-employment checks:
    • Entry level written examination
    • Physical readiness examination
    • EMS Skills Proficiency Assessment
    • NFPA 1582 Medical Exam Drug Test
    • Criminal background check including, but not limited to job history, education, criminal history, and driving record
      • No conviction, guilty plea, court-ordered community service or probation, or deferred adjudication for a Class A misdemeanor or a felony.
      • During last ten (10) years, has not been convicted, plead guilty, been on community service/probation or deferred adjudication for a Class B misdemeanor in this state, other state, or while serving in the military
      • No convictions of family violence

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