This is a responsible level of work in which the employee will prevent and combat fires, perform emergency medical service functions, drive and operate firefighting vehicles, mitigate hazardous materials incidents and respond to and resolve other emergency situations. The employee also performs routine maintenance functions at the fire station.
Close supervision is provided by the employee's immediate supervisor while the employee is working on or at any emergency situation. General supervision is provided by the employee's immediate supervisor and other managers during the performance of routine duties. The employee is directly responsible to his or her immediate supervisor. While working at fire, hazardous materials, or other similar emergency incidents, the employee's use of independent judgment will be limited. However, extensive use of independent judgment will be required when the employee performs emergency medical service tasks.
While the frequency of essential tasks may vary, the ability of each firefighter to be physically capable of performing these tasks is essential to the safety of fellow firefighters and the able execution of firefighting activities.
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