Firefighter Paramedic – Bellaire, Texas

Salary
$60,309 to $82,194/year

Closing Date
6/7/2020

 

POSITION SUMMARY
Responsible for maintaining readiness and providing emergency support to preserve the lives and property of the surrounding community in the event of a fire or medical emergency. Performs technical work providing fire suppression, rescue operations, and patient care at the scenes of emergency situations. Operates fire and medical equipment along with a variety of emergency apparatus, maintaining firefighting and paramedic certifications and attending training.

TEST DATE: Written – June 15, 2020

Physical/Panel Interview – June 18, 2020

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
Maintain readiness for emergency response calls
Respond to fire and medical emergencies and other related emergency support calls
Utilize radio, telephone and dispatch communications media
Assess emergency situations upon arrival to determine appropriate response and mitigation activities
Lay and connect hose, controls nozzles, and direct fog, chemical, or water streams
Make forcible entry into buildings and ventilate burning buildings as necessary
Raise and climb ladders and use portable fire extinguishers
Evacuate persons from danger and perform salvage operations
Provide fire suppression tactics, rescue, and other emergency related operations
Determine and operate appropriate equipment to address specific fire, medical and other emergency situations and provide optimal safety
Performs emergency medical duties through life support care to the ill and injured by assessing the medical needs of patients and determining best immediate treatment
Administers necessary emergency medical care requiring the use of suction units, immobilization equipment, intravenous infusions, syringes and medications, and cardiac monitors, defibrillator, or pacers, and performance of intubations or advanced airway management
Provides cardiac monitoring and performs detailed physical exams
Performs specialized emergency medical care as instructed or approved by the Medical Director while assigned to a fire suppression or medical unit
Abides by all laws and regulations regarding storage and handling medications and generating reports
Transports the ill and injured to the appropriate facility through operation of emergency vehicles
Driving apparatus to emergency scenes and assisting patients to emergency centers
Completes medical reports, stocks medical supplies and documents all services provided
Maintains firefighting and paramedic equipment and fire station property by performing preventative and disinfectant maintenance on equipment and machinery
Ensures apparatus is operating properly and safely, determining if problematic or faulty parts exist, replacing faulty parts as assigned
Assists with fire station cleaning activities and documenting maintenance actions when appropriate
Performs administrative duties preparing and maintaining reports; assists in planning and implementing Fire Department objectives
Assists in formulating guidelines, policies, procedures, and protocols; researches developments in firefighting methods and techniques and attends various meetings and activities
Educates the community about fire safety by responding to citizen inquiries and questions on fire safety, presenting fire safety tips to local schools and businesses, demonstrating appropriate personal actions during fires or emergencies
Illustrates proper fire extinguisher use and first aid procedures
Assists with public tours of the fire station when necessary
Maintains assigned medical and firefighting certifications by participating in continuing education related to medical, firefighting, driving and computer skills and completing appropriate paperwork for training received
Adheres to work schedule and attendance requirements
Performs other duties as assigned within the scope and responsibilities of the position
REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS
Citizen of the United States
Twenty-one (21) years of age or older upon appointment
Documentary evidence of graduation from an accredited high school or successful completion of the General Educational Development Test
Experience or training in personal computer use with Microsoft Office software

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, AND OTHER REQUIREMENTS
Valid Texas Driver License
Must obtain a Class B Driver License during first year of employment and maintain personal vehicle insurance
Firefighter Basic Certificate or Certifiable in accordance with Texas Commission on Fire Protection through Texas Administrative Code ยง423.3
Texas DSHS – Paramedic/National Registered Paramedic or Texas DSHS – EMT-B
(An EMT-B must be attending a recognized Paramedic class with class completion and State/National Certification within 1 year of hire) – Paramedic Preferred

 

MORE INFORMATION

https://jobs.bellairetx.gov/firefighter-paramedic/job/12719772

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