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Firefighter/Paramedic OR Firefighter/EMT

Company: City of Maplewood
Location: Saint Paul
Posted on: May 13, 2022

Job Description:

Firefighter/Paramedic OR Firefighter/EMTDescriptionThe Maplewood Fire Department is a well-funded agency highly supported by its community, city management and city council. The Fire Department believes in a family-first philosophy for its employees, with safety and wellness being one of its core values.Be on the cutting edge of emergency medicine, fire prevention and response, and public safety education. Join our progressive Maplewood Fire Department as a Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT.Open until filled. First screening of applications will be on May 31, 2022with first round interviews to be held week of June 6th.Apply ASAP--This recruitment may close at any time once sufficient qualifiedapplications are received.Check Us Out!2021 Annual Salary (Start to 20-year Step)Firefighter/Paramedic - $66,447 - $89,019Firefighter/EMT - $61,525 - $82,433 SCHEDULE: Generally, 24-hour shifts; 10-hour and 12-hour based on departmental need. Major Areas of Accountability Responds to fire, medical or other emergencies as directed.Drives or operates a variety of fire department vehicles and equipment; may be required to perform as pump operator.May act as Incident Commander assigning fire personnel and equipment to emergency situations, contacting police and hospital authorities as needed, calling in additional personnel as necessary, and maintaining radio and/or cellular phone contact with fire and ambulance companies.May record calls received and personnel assigned; provides building diagram information to staff.Drives ambulance or acts as attendant while responding to routine and emergency situations involving ill or injured individuals; provides emergency medical treatment as a paramedic.Performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation and defibrillation in a pulseless, non-breathing patient.Administers, performs, and applies all other procedures, drugs and skills for which they have been trained and are certified to give, apply and dispense.Responds to medical emergencies from an off-duty status as a call-out Paramedic as directed.Directs and coordinates services of fire and EMT personnel at the scene of a medical response.Instructs at in-service training sessions for police/fire and EMT personnel and citizens promoting a high degree of medical care.Maintains medical supplies; cleans and maintains equipment used in the program.Maintains contact with dispatch and/or hospital to obtain assistance in treating medical conditions.Transports sick and injured persons to medical facilities.Responds to fires and emergency calls; connects and handles hose lines and nozzles; places or hoists ladders; turns water on or off; uses axes, bars, or hooks as appropriate; and utilizes chemical extinguishers or hoses to extinguish a fire.Ventilates burning buildings by opening or breaking doors or windows or cutting holes through walls, roofs or floors; forces entry by breaking glass, springing or forcing doors, windows or gates, cutting locks, bars, or wire grating, or breaking walls.Participates in initial arson investigation by preserving evidence and noting the location and condition of related objects upon entry into a burning building; provides oral or written summaries of facts to the Fire Marshal and/or Investigator; May take pictures at fire scenes.Assists in salvage work after a fire has been extinguished.Assists with fire inspections--inspects existing structures to ensure compliance with the fire codes.Performs routine station duties as directed to maintain cleanliness, readiness, and appearance of apparatus, equipment, station and grounds.Maintains medical and fire service records as requested or required by department policy.Assists with fire prevention and education including speaking at schools, conducting tours of the fire station, taking blood pressures and attending health and home improvement fairs.Tours new businesses and structures to familiarize self with the location of exits, fire doors, stairs, hazardous materials, water shutoffs, alarm panels, etc.; may suggest changes to eliminate fire hazards.Assists mechanic in the repair of maintenance of ambulances or fire apparatus when requested.Attends and participates in departmental training drills and sessions in all areas of fire service operations and participates in pre-fire and post-fire sessions with officers and other firefighters.Participates in pre-fire and post-fire sessions with officers and other firefighters.May conduct tests of fire alarms.May purchase ambulance supplies upon approval from a supervisor.Performs other duties as needed or required.Knowledge, Skills & Abilities Considerable knowledge of fire fighting and emergency rescue techniques and practices.Considerable knowledge of the operation and routine maintenance of all fire fighting equipment, tools and apparatus.Considerable knowledge of paramedic practices, procedures, protocols, equipment and materials.Working knowledge of fire behavior and fire chemistry and the effects that various fuels and materials have on fire.Working knowledge of building construction, wiring practices, fire codes, mathematics, and hydraulics.Considerable skill in operating fire department vehicles and equipment and in the administration of medical treatment at the paramedic level.Considerable ability to see, read and understand medical information, labels and instructionsConsiderable ability to accurately observe, record and evaluate patient symptoms, and to accurately report relevant information to medical staff.Considerable ability to interview patients and to communicate effectively with City staff, patients, medical and fire department staff, and the general public under sometimes stressful situations requiring tact, diplomacy and good judgment.Considerable ability to react effectively under pressure and to make quick, appropriate decisions.Considerable ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.Considerable ability to communicate effectively and tactfully, both orally and in writing.Considerable ability to frequently stand, walk, sit, bend, stoop, kneel, crouch, sit, stand, push, pull, twist, turn, sometimes for long periods of time, and occasionally run, when responding to calls and providing patient care, and to perform movements requiring eye-hand coordination and manual dexterity for extended periods of time.Considerable ability to use both large and fine motor skills and to manipulate objects requiring manual dexterity when providing patient care or performing cleaning, maintenance or stock duties.Considerable ability to lift and carry patients, victims, and equipment in excess of 150 pounds with frequent lifting and/or carrying of objects weighing 50 pounds or more.Considerable ability to ascend and descend ladders, stairs, scaffolds, poles and ropes and maintain balance while carrying equipment or people. Heights of 25 feet are common with occasional requirements of 85 feet or more.Considerable ability to bend the body forward and downward by bending at the waist, bending at the knees, and to move about on hands and knees or hands and feet.Considerable ability to use fine motor coordination and manual dexterity in reaching with arms and hands, seizing, grasping, turning, feeling, pinching and manipulating objects in the care of patients or use of tools and equipment.Considerable ability to obtain impressions through the eye of the shape, size, distance, motion, color or other characteristics of objects for fire suppression, victim rescue and patient care. Depth perception, color, night and peripheral vision are required.Considerable ability to work in and around fire, smoke, loud noises, temperature extremes and fumes and with periodic exposure to hazardous chemicals, vibrations, electric shock and infectious diseases.Considerable ability to maintain a good driving record and drive safely and legally, and to follow emergency driving protocols.Working ability to use a shovel when salvaging a structure after a fire.Minimum & Preferred QualificationsMINIMUM QUALS FOR FIREFIGHTER / EMTMust be currently certified as an EMT--MN State or National Registry. Must become certified as a Paramedic (MN State EMT-P or National Registry) within three years of hire and maintain thereafter.Must complete training protocols by the Department's Medical Director (or designee)Must be able to obtain licensure as a Firefighter as recognized by the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education by date of hire OR currently possess IFSAC or Pro-Board recognized Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations Certifications. Possess and maintain a valid Minnesota driver's license or equivalent out-of-state license.MINIMUM QUALS FOR FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDICMust be able to obtain State of Minnesota Paramedic Certification as recognized by the Minnesota Emergency Medical Services Regulatory Board by date of hire and maintain thereafter. Must be able to obtain licensure as a Firefighter as recognized by the Minnesota Board of Firefighter Training and Education by date of hire OR currently possess IFSAC or Pro-Board recognized Firefighter I, Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials Operations Certifications. Must receive restricted advanced life support credentials as recognized by the Department's Medical Director (or designee) by date of hire OR mutually agreed upon time frame. Possess and maintain a valid Minnesota driver's license or equivalent out-of-state license.Apply online today!

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