Engage directly in firefighting, rescue, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, fire station maintenance, community service, training activities and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) functions in the Fire Suppression Division; does related work as required.
Responding to alarms, fires, EMS, and other emergencies for a diverse community while operating emergency apparatuses and various department vehicles.
Operating all types of fire suppression, medical emergency, and other emergency equipment on the scene of an emergency.
Removing persons from burning structures and other dangerous situations.
Inspecting residential and commercial buildings for fire hazards.
Participating in fire safety education and “Community Risk Reduction” (CRR) outreach initiatives.
Participating in hazmat and pre-fire planning; performing hazardous materials mitigation activities.
Performing general maintenance on fire station and equipment.
Completing general forms and preparing regular reports.
Minimum of 18 years of age by the date the application process closes. There is no maximum age limit.
Requires a high school diploma or GED.
Requires a valid VA driver’s license or the ability to obtain one within 30 days of hire. (Please note: A candidate’s DMV record can have no more than 6 demerit points in one year. Additionally, a candidate with a DWI/DUI conviction within 3 years of the date of application or of the date of hire automatically disqualifies an applicant. Conviction of more than one DWI/DUI automatically disqualifies an applicant.)
No prior experience or special certification required.