Firefighter/Paramedic work includes fire suppression, fire prevention, communications, operating duties, rescue activities and the treatment of the sick and injured within advanced life support parameters.
Primary responsibility is the protection of life and property through fire suppression and emergency and advanced medical life support activities. Work requires performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions, which may involve strenuous exertion under such handicaps as smoke, heat and limited visibility in cramped surroundings. Employees are required to apply fire suppression and emergency medical skills and techniques learned on the job and during advanced training activities and schools. A portion of the firefighter/Paramedic time is spent in supervised training, pre-fire planning, and in preventive and corrective maintenance of equipment and apparatus. Attention is also devoted to work in quarters in maintaining cleanliness of station facilities. Employees are also required to understand alarm and communications equipment techniques and procedures. Work is normally performed in accordance with established operating procedures and techniques in accordance with orders or direction given by department officers in emergency and non-emergency settings.
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