A firefighter may be called upon to do any or all of the following essential duties. These examples do not necessarily include all duties, which the firefighter is expected to perform.
Additional Qualifying Duties
Drive Fire Department apparatus or other emergency equipment to the scene of a fire
- Connect apparatus to a hydrant or other water source and pump water a proper pressures
- Direct operations until relieved by a superior fire officer
Lay and control holes lines, erect ladders. perform rescues and participate in all firefighting operations
Perform inspection work and pre-incident planning.
Monitor the operation of meters and pumps and make necessary adjustments or changes as are required to sustain an effective fire attack.
Aggressively pursue ongoing training in such subjects as
- Equipment operations
- Fire-fighting methods
- Medical care procedures
- Pre-incident planning
- Public fire education
- Vehicle extrication
Perform instructor duties at department training sessions as required.
Perform fire prevention/community education activities.
Check and maintain pumps, trucks and other firefighting equipment.
Keep the fire station and fire apparatus in a clean and orderly condition.
Make rescue and emergency calls and administer first aid and emergency medical treatment as required.