Acts as part of an effective team responsible for the daily functions and duties associated with the Fire Department, and for responding to emergencies. Schedule is flexible and based on applicants availability. Prefer experience, knowledge, skills, and ability to perform as a Firefighter/EMS First Responder. In the performance of duties, acts in a safe, professional, and competent manner with accountability. Has the responsibility for enforcement and compliance with city policy and for obedience to orders from superiors. This position may also responsible for the safe and competent operation of fire department apparatus and related equipment. Professionalism, respectful communication, and integrity are essential.
Minimum Requirements for Hiring
18 years or older with a HS diploma or GED equivalency (Military must produce a DD 214). Valid drivers’ license w/proof of insurance. Proof of United States citizenship and good comprehension of the
English language. Physicians exam, fitness test, drug screening, and background check. Medical history and shot record (TB test required) Ref: NFPA 1852 Category A for employment exceptions
**Preferred Texas Commission on Fire Protection (TCFP), or State Firefighters and Fire Marshal’s Association (SFFMA) Structural certification, and/or Department of State Health Services/National Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or greater. Non certified volunteers must meet specific certification and training requirements within given time frames after acceptance to continue to volunteer.
Physical Job Requirements
This position is safety sensitive, and may require physical labor in stressful conditions, exposure to loud noises, contaminated atmospheres, and other physiological hazards in the performance of duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.
- Must pass an initial and annual medical evaluation by a certified physician to include a minimum of: Vision test (which includes a color, peripheral, and depth perception element), lung function test, hearing test, EKG, lung and back x-ray, and drug screening.
- For new hires, a physician’s determination as to whether the individual is medically sound to perform as a member in a training or emergency operational environment without presenting a significant risk to the safety and health of the person or others will be utilized. The foundation of this decision will be the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA) 1582 Standard, Category A – Anything in this category would preclude hire, or any condition that results in the candidate not being able to safely perform one or more of the essential job tasks, as determined by a physician for category A or B.
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