POSITION TITLE: Firefighter II/Paramedic
CLOSE: Continual Recruitment
Anyone interested in this position should submit the following as attachments when applying online:
- Cover letter
- Include your personal qualifications for the position
- Updated personal resume`
- Copies of all certificates pertinent to the position
Incomplete packets will be disqualified.
Roy City is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or the provision of services. If you have special needs please call (801) 774-1000. The Human Resource Office will provide reasonable accommodations for any applicant during the examination and selection process.
DRUG FREE WORK PLACE / EOE / ADA
The Roy City Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic performs a variety of Basic and Advanced Life support activities. Performs a variety of firefighting duties related to protection of life and property. Also performs associated functions related to fire suppression, fire prevention, rescue training, station and vehicle maintenance, and other tasks related to the effective delivery of emergency services.
Works under the close supervision of the Station Officer, Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief.
May provide immediate to close supervision to Advanced-EMTs and Paramedics.
Participates in a wide range of fire prevention and suppression techniques, principals, and procedures, receives training in salvage and rescue operations, Emergency Medical Services, civil defense, and disaster operations.
Responds to fire alarms, performs as a member of the firefighting team, responds to and performs as a member of the Emergency Medical Team. Performs fire ground skills such as rescue, water supply, and fire attack and ladder operations. Utilizes other specialized equipment. Renders emergency medical aid, and performs salvage operations.
Follows Fire Department protocol in conducting fire prevention inspections on various types of facilities. Assists in public education activities.
Prepares and submits a variety of reports pertaining to fire and medical incidents. Performs general maintenance on fire department buildings, equipment and grounds.
Assists in tours and instructions to civic groups requesting tours and first aid demos, attends public gatherings to insure observance of life and fire safety requirements.
Participates in the approved department physical fitness program to maintain an adequate level of fitness and health. Must be able to lift, carry, and/or operate any piece of equipment on a department apparatus. Makes recommendations concerning the selection of technical equipment and supplies.
Performs related duties as required or assigned.
Evaluates Patients condition and/or injuries and accident scenes and/or medical emergencies and administers aid as per protocol; monitors patients’ vital signs, provides basic life and advanced life support until delivered to hospital or higher medical authorities.
Operates resuscitation and suction devices during CPR, applies vacuum splints, cervical collars, backboards and various medical devices used to immobilize patients during transport and extrication.
Applies bandages and dressing on soft tissue injuries as needed to stop bleeding. Lifts and carries patients from scene to ambulance according to established procedures, performs complex lifesaving procedures such as, but not limited to intubation, defibrillation, and establish IV’s for administration of cardiac medications and performs related cardiac, trauma, and pediatric life support function. Performs other lifesaving procedures as needed on a case by case need.
1. Education and Experience
A) Graduation from High School or equivalent
B) Current Utah State Paramedic certification.
C) Current NFPA/Utah Fire and Rescue Academy Firefighter I and II with HazMat Awareness and Ops certifications.
2. Special Qualifications
A) Must possess valid Utah Driver License.
B) Must have current AHA BLS for Healthcare Provider, ACLS, and PALS; or equivalent.
C) Must be able to pass department physical fitness standards. Policy 900.08
3. Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to follow detailed verbal or written instructions; work in dangerous emergency situations; perform strenuous physical labor; communicate effectively verbally and in writing; assimilate modern fire prevention and fire fighting skills; perform under extreme weather conditions; work twelve and twenty-four hour duty shifts, develop effective working relationship with supervisors, fellow employees of Roy City, and the public.
4. Work Environment
Functions of the position are periodically performed in an uncontrolled, hazardous environment and are subject to all seasonal and weather extremes. Emergency Vehicle Operation is expected in the normal course of performing duties. Many functions of the work pose a high degree of hazard uncertainty. Physical readiness and conditioning may be a condition of job retention. Various levels of mental application are required, including memory for details, emotional stability, discriminative thinking, creative problem solving and continuous use of motor skills