Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic

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Job Category: 
Law/Public Safety
Employment Type: 
Full-time
Job Description: 

The City of Delaware is currently building an eligibility list to fill full-time and part-time Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic positions. The same hiring steps are required for both positions. 

OHIO Firefighter I & II and EMT-B certifications must to be COMPLETED BEFORE submitting an application.

**NOTE - To begin the recruitment process, you must take the written exam through the 
National Testing Network  AND complete this online employment application.  The top 60 passing scores will be pulled on September 9, 2019 and those individuals will be invited to participate in the physical ability test and panel interview.

NATURE OF WORK 

An employee in this capacity is responsible for performing a variety of firefighting tasks and Basic Life Support (BLS) at the scene of an emergency. Regardless of assignment, the employee must maintain combat firefighting readiness as they are subject to deployment in that capacity. This position requires the performance of physically demanding work involving fire suppression and the provision of advanced emergency medical care.  Paramedic certification is required within 36 months of hire (full-time personnel only).  Work is frequently performed under conditions where personal injury or injury to others can occur; employees must be capable of reacting with speed and composure under these conditions and must exercise some initiative and independent judgment in determining proper actions to take. Under general supervision, employees are required to participate in training and/or station drills in order to maintain and increase proficiency in skills necessary to perform assigned duties. Work is performed on a shift that may be composed of 8, 10, 12 or 24-hours, may include weekends and holidays. Personnel are reviewed through observation and results obtained.
 
An employee serving in this capacity shall, at all times (on-duty and off-duty) conduct themselves in such a manner as to foster alignment and support for operational objectives and to represent the Fire Department and the City as a professional and dedicated public servant with the highest respect for self and others.
 
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS
  1. Performs firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
  2. Receives and relay fire calls and alarms; operates radio and other communication equipment.
  3. Performs basic life support services per protocol and provides additional assistance as required.
  4. Assesses the level of medical emergency and uses correct/effective treatment until patient is transported to the hospital. Identifies diagnostic signs which may require communications with medical facility for advice and direction.
  5. Administers prescribed drugs and performs defibrillation, as required, and per protocol.
  6. Keeps records and observes patient responses.
  7. Inspects and maintains fire equipment, apparatus, facilities and grounds and performs preventative maintenance/minor repairs to department equipment. Notifies superior officer of any defects to equipment, apparatus, etc.
  8. Checks and prepares equipment and supplies for treatment; cleans, disinfects and maintains medical equipment.
  9. Performs housekeeping duties to crew building.
  10. Wears, uses and maintains protective clothing to include self-contained breathing apparatus.
  11. Presents programs to the community on safety, medical and fire prevention topics.
  12. Participates in continuing training and instruction programs by individual study of technical material and through attendance to scheduled drills, classes, and training fires.
  13. Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment.
Job Requirements: 
  1. Possession of a high school diploma or GED.
  2. Must be at least 18 at the time of appointment; age limit of 40 at the time of appointment.
  3. Must be a United States citizen or hold a permanent resident card.
  4. Must possess a valid State of Ohio driver's license or be able to obtain an Ohio driver's license prior to appointment.
  5. Possession and maintenance of valid Ohio Firefighter I & II and Ohio EMT-B certifications.
  6. Must retain all certifications required of the position and the State of Ohio. An employee in this capacity is responsible for ensuring that all certifications are current and that all necessary continuing education requirements are met.
  7. NIMS 700, 800, 100 and 200
  8. Must obtain Paramedic Card within 36 months from date of hire (full-time personnel only).
Job Location: 
Delaware, OH
Business Email: 
ldiaz@delawareohio.net
Business Phone: 
7402031025
How To Apply Details: 

To begin the recruitment process, you must take the written exam through the National Testing Network  AND complete this online employment application.  The top 60 passing scores will be pulled on September 9, 2019 and those individuals will be invited to participate in the physical ability test and panel interview.