Department: Fire Department
Position: Call Firefighter
Pay Range: $11.00 - $12.50/hour, DOQ
GENERAL STATEMENT OF DUTIES:
Depending on assignments and qualifications, engages directly in firefighting activities to protect and safeguard lives and property. The firefighter works in the chain of command under the National Incident Management System (NIMS) at all emergencies under the direction of full-time Firefighters, Lieutenants, and Battalion Chiefs. The firefighter performs related work and special assignments as determined by the Fire Chief. The firefighter is responsible for performing hazardous tasks under emergency conditions. Work may involve close contact with toxic gases, explosive mixtures, and radioactive materials.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
The Call Firefighter reports directly to the Call Firefighter Lt. and/or Coordinator for all questions and non-emergency concerns including personnel issues, training activities and direction.
The Call Firefighter is in command at the scene of an incident until:
" relieved by a full time firefighter
" relieved by an officer
" the incident is terminated
Generally performs Task Level fire suppression, or support duties, under the supervision of full time personnel.
If first on scene, the Call Firefighter shall be responsible for assisting in the safe evacuation of persons, size-up, and the establishment of incident command, as outlined in the Incident Command System Operations Manual, and with due regard for safety.
Responds to fire alarms; may drive fire apparatus and auxiliary equipment if certified; lays and connects hose; holds nozzles and directs fog or water streams; raises and climbs ladders; uses fire extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines and other equipment.
Ventilates burning buildings by opening windows, cutting holes in roofs and floors, or by mechanical means. Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.
Removes persons from danger from burning buildings and motor vehicle accidents and provides first aid to these victims.
Assists the duty crew in post-fire equipment clean up and re-loading.
Performs other related fire suppression activities.
HAZARDOUS MATERIALS INCIDENTS:
Performs hazardous materials incident mitigation activities consistent with his/her level of training.
INCIDENT COMMAND SYSTEM:
Must be thoroughly familiar with the National Incident Management System (NIMS), and the department's Operations Manual for the Incident Command System.
Participates in company and departmental drills and training courses involving firefighting theory and practices, and emergency medical techniques. If qualified, may be requested to assist with instruction. Must meet all annual training requirements, as determined by the Training Officer and Call Firefighter LT. and Coordinator.
Cleans, maintains, and makes minor repairs to firefighting equipment. Performs a wide variety of routine tasks associated with placing apparatus and equipment back in service after an incident.
A Call Firefighter gives emergency medical treatment of injured persons at any emergency medical incident to which he/she responds.
Is responsible for compliance with all written and verbal orders of superiors, all departmental rules, regulation, policies and procedures.
Supervision is occasionally exercised over other Call firefighters, if so assigned.
High school diploma or equivalent.
Within one year of employment: State of New Hampshire, Division of Fire and Standards Certified Firefighter Level I.
Within one year of employment: National Registry of Emergency Medical Technician level with State of N.H. Ambulance Attendants license.
Residency requirement: At the time of appointment and during pendency of Call Firefighter status, must live in Londonderry OR within 15-minute drive of a Londonderry fire station location.
Must be 18 years of age, have a clean driving and criminal record.
Must hold a current motor vehicle operator's license issued by the State of New Hampshire; in order to operate emergency vehicles, the firefighter must hold a State of New Hampshire CDL class "B" operator's license.
Must meet the hiring requirements set forth for full time firefighters by the administration.
Before appointment must provide documentation, as specified by the Fire Chief, from a licensed New Hampshire physician stating that he/she is capable of performing the hard physical labor associated with firefighting operations, and successfully perform a preliminary physical fitness test.
Within one (1) year of appointment must successfully meet the physical agility requirements of the State of New Hampshire, Bureau of Fire Standards and Training.
Must agree to maintain a level of physical fitness consistent with his/her assigned duties.
The Fire Chief may waive any specific requirements or minimum qualifications, subject to the approval of the Town Manager, for the purpose of assigning a Call Firefighter to limited duties.
APPLICATION DEADLINE: April 28, 2017. To be considered for an interview, send completed Town application (available on Town website) with cover letter, resume, and copies of all certifications and firefighter/EMT credentials to: Town of Londonderry, Human Resources, Job Search - Call FF, 268B Mammoth Road, Londonderry, NH 03053
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