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Firefighter

Imlay City Fire Dept

150 N. Main Street
Imlay City , MI 48444
810-724-6262


Description
Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency rescue, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. Firefighters are hired through the established hiring process and recommended to the City Manager for final approval. These are paid on call positions. Firefighters have the responsibility for the protection of life and property from the hazards of fire or other hazardous environments.

Performs firefighting activities including, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks. Performs emergency rescue activities including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required. Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris. Responds to fire alarms and extinguishes or controls fires as a member of a team under the supervision of an officer. Selects, drags, lifts and carries hose and nozzle depending on the type of fire, and correctly applies a stream of water or chemicals onto the fire. Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or assist individuals from burning structure. Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using appropriate and available manual and power tools. Protects property from smoke and water damage using positive pressure ventilation, salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants. Wears appropriate protective clothing and equipment, including self-contained breathing apparatus. Able to communicate verbally, in writing and with two-way communications systems.

Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects. Attends regular and assigned training sessions to maintain and upgrade firefighting skills. Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment. Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; washes, hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.
Presents programs to the community on safety and fire prevention topics if trained.

Volunteer Category: Firefighter, Fundraising, Community Education, Department Support

Requirements
DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and Experience:

Graduation from high school or GED equivalent with no specialized training. No specific work experience level required. Completion of the State of Michigan Firefighter I and II Training Objectives, Hazardous Materials Operations Certification, CPR certification, Emergency Vehicle Operator certification, NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 Certifications are required within 2 years of the date of hire.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Working knowledge of driver safety; working knowledge of first aid; Ability to successfully learn the operation of the Department tools and equipment; Ability to learn to apply standard firefighting, emergency rescue, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques; Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke; Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Must be eighteen (18) years of age or older at time of hire; and reside within 5 miles of the Department response area. Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid State Driver's License without record of suspension or revocation in any state; No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories; Ability to read and write the English language; and
ability to meet Departmental physical standards.
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