Ak Chin Indian Community

Maricopa, Arizona, United States

Firefighter / Medic (2,912 hours)

Posted over 1 month ago

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Under general supervision of a Fire Captain; performs fire suppression duties and medical pre-hospital procedures; maintains the department's facilities, equipment, vehicles and apparatus to ensure maximum operational efficiency; and performs public service through education, activities, and training programs.
Minimum Qualifications

The following certifications are required: AZ State IFSAC/ProBoard/DOD Firefighter I and II, Arizona State Certified Emergency Medical Paramedic level with appropriate CPR/ALS certifications, Hazardous Materials first responder Operations Level (AZ State/IFSAC/Proboard/DOD). Must be able to obtain Wildland Firefighter certification within one (1) year of hire. Must be able to lift and move up to 100 lbs. and be able to pass a medical examination and physical agility fitness examination. Must have a valid Arizona Class D Driver's License and be able to meet the Community's insurance carrier requirements. Must successfully complete a background check.

Additional Requirements:
It will be the sole responsibility of the employee to maintain, keep current and track their own certification(s) including, but not limited to: EMCT, CPR, EMT-Defib, EMT-IV, etc.

Examples of Duties

  • Performs a full range of fire suppression activities at the fire scene, including deploying and/or connecting hose, directing water streams, raising/climbing ladders, and utilizing equipment, such as pike poles, smoke ejectors, forcible entry tools and other emergency assistance equipment.
  • Performs a variety of emergency medical pre-hospital activities at fire, accident, or other emergency scenes; administers emergency care at the Emergency Medical Technician Paramedic level.
  • Performs a variety of cleaning, maintenance, and minor repair tasks necessary to keep the duty station and related equipment clean, stored properly, and fully functional.
  • Performs training activities to maintain/improve fire suppression/emergency medical skills/physical conditioning.
  • Checks personal fire suppression gear, protective clothing, and related equipment to ensure that it is clean and fully functional.
  • Checks tools, equipment, supplies, and materials assigned to vehicles used to suppress fires/respond to emergency services calls to ensure that vehicles contain all required tools, equipment, supplies, and materials and that everything is clean and fully functional.
  • Responds to non-emergency calls by performing public assistance, support of community activities, snake removals, bee swarm control, smoke detector maintenance, and other types of support.
  • Performs other work-related duties as assigned.
Other Requirements

  • Knowledge of advanced emergency care, CPR, and other basic emergency medical assistance techniques.
  • Knowledge of fire suppression principles, methods, techniques, and practices.
  • Knowledge of purpose/use of various tools, equipment, and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical assistance activities.
  • Knowledge of Ak-Chin Indian Community fire safety codes and ordinances.
  • Knowledge of the street names and locations in Ak-Chin and surrounding area served.
  • Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with business owners/managers, other Fire Department staff and the public.
  • Skill in following complex oral and written instructions, procedures, and guidelines.
  • Skill in applying emergency medical assistance techniques, including emergency care and CPR.
  • Skill in communicating using computers, radios, and telephones.
  • Skill in safely and effectively operating a full range of fire suppression/emergency response apparatus and equipment.

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