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Firefighter

Date Posted: January 4, 2023
City of Shelby
Shelby, NC
Category: General & Skilled Labor, Medical
Job Type: Full-Time

City of Shelby

Company Description

Job Description

Firefighter

Department: Fire & Rescue
Job Status: Full-Time
Details: Starting salary $13.04 per hour

Job Description

Performs protective service work including a variety of skilled tasks at fires, rescue incidents, medical emergencies, and hazardous material releases. Other duties include provides assistance with instruction in fire and life safety education topics targeted to citizens, organizations, and industry; assists with the delivery of company level training particularly in the operation of fire apparatus and equipment; participates in the maintenance and upkeep of the department’s facilities and grounds; and assists with building inspections, enforcement of fire codes, and in the preparation of pre-fire planning of buildings. May function as a Fire Engineer or Fire Captain in an acting or interim capacity consistent with individual qualification. Participates in the department’s continuing education program, attends professional coursework, and obtains certifications as necessary to maintain proficiency.

Hours: 24 hours shifts. Will be required to work outside of normal working hours in emergency situations.

To Compete in the Selection Process: High school diploma/GED and must have some knowledge of: firefighting techniques and procedures related to fire suppression; emergency medical techniques; street system and physical layout of the City; hazardous materials; accident extrication and technical rescue techniques; and basic life support. Must possess the ability to: learn technical firefighting principles and hydraulics; work at heights and in confined spaces; understand and follow oral and written instructions; prepare detailed written and/or electronic reports; meet the physical demands, endurance and agility; and establish and maintain effective working relationships. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Valid NC Driver’s License with possession of NFPA 1403 related professional coursework upon hire. Must obtain appropriate fire and rescue professional certifications and credentialing including Firefighter I-II, EMT-B, Rescue Technician, and Hazardous Materials Responder within three years of hire. Out of state applicants must obtain North Carolina reciprocity for certifications and credentials.

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