Job Type






Firefighter/Paramedic Clive

City of Clive

City of Clive Clive IA United States

2 months ago


Under the general supervision of the Clive Fire Department Officers, provides emergency medical care to sick and injured persons, controls and extinguishes fires, performs rescue, protects life and property and maintains equipment...


Examples of Essential Job Functions
• Responds to calls, for the potential for emergency medical service.
• Within the limits of his/her medical certification, provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured.
• Within the limits of his/her medical certification, operates and maintains emergency medical equipment.
• Communicates with hospital emergency departments, nurses, physicians and physician designees.
• Completes a pre-hospital medical report on all patients seen treated or transported.
• Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls. Selects hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.
• Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings to assist individuals from burning structures.
• Creates openings in buildings for ventilation.
• Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejector and fans.
• Communicates with others during emergency operations with radio or portable telephone.
• Maintains apparatus, buildings and equipment.
• Participates in drills, demonstrations and courses in emergency medical care techniques, firefighting techniques and other emergency skills.
• Regular attendance is essential for this position.

Essential Job Tasks (Reference: NFPA 1582)
• Performing fire-fighting tasks (e.g., hose line operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions while wearing personal protective ensembles and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged time periods.
• Wearing an SCBA, which includes a demand valve-type positive-pressure face piece and HEPA filter masks, which require the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.
• Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and non-biological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of personal protective ensembles and SCBA.
• Climbing six or more flights of stairs while wearing fire protective ensemble weighing at least 50 lb (22.6 kg) or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40 lb (9 to 18 kg).
• Wearing fire protective ensemble that is encapsulating and insulated, which will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2 degrees F (39 degrees C).
• Searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns up to adults weighing over 200 lb (90 kg) to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.
• Advancing water-filled hose lines up to 2 ½ in. (65 mm) in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy [approximately 150 ft (50 m)], which can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.
• Climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines and/or other hazards.
• Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medications(s), or hydration.
• Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.
• Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments, including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces that is further aggravated by fatigue flashing lights, sirens, and other distractions.
• Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing personal protective ensembles and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, ad drenching from hose lines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).
• Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members.

Other Job Functions
• Responds to other emergency calls as required.
• Shall attend extra training as required for the position.
• Other duties as assigned or apparent.


The employee is expected to protect the privacy of all patient information in accordance with the Clive Fire Department privacy policies, procedures and practices as required by state and federal law and in accordance with general principles of professionalism as a health care provider or privileged ancillary staff member. Failure to comply with company policies and procedures on patient privacy may result in disciplinary action up to and including termination of employment, membership or association with the City of Clive Fire Department.

The employee may access protected health information and other patient information only to the extent that is necessary to complete job duties. The employee may only share such information with those who have a need to know specific patient information you have in your possession to complete their job responsibilities related to treatment, payment or quality assurance and improvement operations.

The employee is expected and encouraged to report, without threat of retaliation, any concerns regarding company policies and procedures on patient privacy and any observed practices in violation of that policy to the designated privacy officer.

The employee is expected to actively participate in company privacy training and is required to communicate privacy policy information to coworkers, students, patients and others in accordance with company policy.


Education Required
• High school diploma or general education degree (GED)

Training Required
• EMT- P or RN exception certified through the Iowa Department of Health.
• Firefighter I & II certified through the State of Iowa within 1 year of completion of paramedic orientation.

Education Preferred
• Associates Degree in Fire Protection, EMS, Business Administration or related field

Experience Preferred
• 2 years EMT- P or RN exception
• 2 years firefighting

Required Qualifications
• Must be at least 18 years of age.
• Must complete Firefighter I & II within one year of paramedic orientation completion.
• Must obtain a valid Commercial Driver License issued by the State of Iowa.
• Shall generally be available for off-hour meetings, phone calls and special assignments.
• Must pass department physical ability test.
• Pass a physical fitness examination by a medical agency approved by the Clive Fire Department.
• Must live within a 30-mile radius of the Clive City Hall, 1900 NW 114th Street, Clive, Iowa.

The City of Clive retains the authority to change the job duties included in this job description at any time. The list of duties is not exhaustive and various requirements are subject to possible modification as a reasonable accommodation for a qualified individual.


Required Physical Activities

Climbing, balancing, stooping, kneeling, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, fingering, grasping, feeling, talking, hearing.

Physical Characteristics of the Job

This position can be classified as heavy work requiring exertion of up to fifty (50) to one hundred (100) pounds of force occasionally, and/or twenty-five (25) to fifty (50) pounds of force frequently, and/or ten (10) to twenty (20) pounds of force constantly. However, occasionally the employee may be forced to push, pull, or lift extremely heavy objects such as a human or a motor vehicle.

Environmental Conditions

The work is performed both inside and outside and includes seasonal exposure to cold and heat. The worker is also exposed to darkness and poor lighting, fumes/odors, isolation, moving machinery, noise, visual strain, unprotected heights, wearing a respirator, working on uneven ground, mechanical hazards, biological hazards, medical and bodily injury. Also, the work may expose the employee to significant work pace pressure, and irregular hours.

Visual Requirements

Must meet visual requirements to obtain a Commercial Driver License from the State of Iowa.


Ambulance, car/light truck, medical equipment, fire and rescue equipment, air compressor, pumps, extension cords, measuring equipment, computer hardware and software applications, hoses, oils, traffic control equipment, SDS documentation, Iowa EMS Rules, NFPA Standards, Personnel Policy Manual, EMS Protocols and Procedures, Standard Operating Guidelines, Exposure Control Plan, Respiratory Protection Program, calculator, fax machine, photocopier, telephone, mobile and portable radio.


Required Knowledge. Skills and Abilities
• Must be able to adapt to situations involving the interpretations of feelings and personal point of view.
• Must understand the Clive Fire Department Policies and SOG's.
• Knowledge of local fire and emergency medical operations.
• Knowledge of fire, rescue and emergency medical techniques.
• Knowledge of hazardous materials operations.
• Knowledge of building construction and fire behavior.
• Ability to maintain favorable working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, city officials, the officials of other jurisdictions, the business community and the general public.
• Must be able to work as part of a team and/or team leader under stress caused by emergencies, danger or criticism.
• Ability to solve problems with several abstract and concrete variables using logic and scientific thinking.
• Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic calculations.
• Ability to read, write and comprehend the English language.
• Ability to use PC based computer programs.
• Ability to perform all job duties safely and in accordance with applicable rules, guidelines, policies and training
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