• Volunteer Firefighter Graham
  • City of Graham in Graham, NC, United States
  • jobs
  • 1 week ago

jobs description


The City of Graham Fire Department is looking for energetic, reliable individuals to fill Volunteer Firefighter positions. Volunteering is a great way to support your local community and even... prepare for a paid career in fire services.

General Statement of Duties
Performs responsible fire suppression activities including operating fire apparatus and participating in firefighting, rescue, and medical activities.
Distinguishing Features of the Class
An employee in this class participates in the 24-hour operation of fire suppression at the city's fire department. This employee operates fire equipment and apparatus, performs firefighting, rescue, and medical care, maintains equipment and apparatus, and participates in various public relations activities. This employee is responsible for participating in required suppression training and inspections in accordance with State requirements. Work requires that the employee maintain a current knowledge of state-of-the-art fire suppression techniques and equipment. The ability to make effective decisions under pressure is required in all aspects of work, particularly during fire response. This employee must follow established policies and procedures while also exercising considerable independence and judgment. Work is performed under the general supervision of a fire captain and is evaluated for quality and effectiveness of suppression activities, rescue operations, medical care, and adherence to training requirements.

Illustrative Examples of Work
Responds to fire / rescue incidents and participates in firefighting / rescue operations including operation of fire apparatus, self-contained breathing apparatus, and other equipment.

Responds to medical emergencies and participates in the treatment of patients as allowed by their certification

Drives fire apparatus to fire scene, connects hoses to hydrants, uses hoses to apply water or chemicals to fire.

Connects pump to water source and hoses to pump, maintains correct pressure for the nozzles based upon the sizes and lengths of hoses, fire conditions, and activities of the fire scene.

Monitors radio transmissions and relays messages as needed.

Ensures that all equipment is available for use by fire personnel.

Inspects station and equipment for proper appearance and operation.

Maintains and cleans fire apparatus, equipment, station building, and related facilities.

Develops relationships with the community, provides general information regarding fire safety, conducts station tours, and conducts fire extinguisher classes for businesses.

Participates in community improvement projects as directed.

Participates in Monthly Training Classes

Performs other related duties as assigned.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Considerable knowledge of the operation of firefighting and rescue equipment.

Considerable knowledge of modern firefighting principles, practices, and procedures.

Considerable knowledge of the geography, streets, and layout of the city and location of hydrants

Considerable knowledge of National Incident Management Systems and the ability to comply with local Incident Command procedures.

Skill in the use of firefighting equipment.

Ability to exercise sound judgment in routine and emergency situations.

Ability to maintain effective working relationships with citizens of the community, firefighting volunteers, and coworkers.

Ability to comply with physical fitness and training requirements and standards.

Position Qualifications
• Position requires completion of high school or equivalent
• North Carolina Class C Driver's License.
Physical Requirements and Working Conditions
Work in this position is heavy work (exerting up to 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or up to 10 lbs. of force constantly to move objects). Physical activities include climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing, and repetitive motions. This employee must have the visual acuity to make visual inspections and operate the equipment of the position. The employee is exposed to the usual hazards of public safety and emergency response work including having contact with potentially infectious bodily fluids. The employee is subject to indoor and outdoor environmental conditions that may include extreme heat and cold, noise, vibration, exposure to high heat and chemicals, atmospheric conditions, oils, close quarters, narrow passageways and exposure to potentially infectious bodily fluids. This employee is required to wear a respirator.

Work Schedule
Volunteer Firefighters are provided an app and/or communications device to alert them to fire and medical emergencies. Volunteer Firefighters normally respond from their homes to the calls or to the fire station to standby for additional calls. Volunteer firefighters are asked to respond when they are available
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