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The purpose of this classification is to respond to fire, emergency rescue, and similar emergency calls to protect the lives and properties of the citizens of Bulloch County.
Provides excellent service, pursues continuous improvement and exceeds expectations.
Responds to incidents requiring firefighting or emergency rescue response; conducts assigned tasks such as deploying hoses, nozzles, hand tools, fans, generator, power saws and rescue equipment. Makes forced entries into structures; searches structures; extinguishes fires; rescues trapped or injured persons; assists fire victims; ventilates structures; secures fire scenes.
Assists in the evacuation of persons and property in emergency situations, such as aircraft crashes, fires, floods, and other natural or manmade disasters; may perform rescue of persons involved in trench collapse, water emergencies, or automobile accidents. May assist with clearing roads during hazardous weather.
Assist in inspections of emergency response apparatus and equipment to ensure efficient operating condition and readiness; cleans, maintains and restocks equipment, as necessary, after completion of emergency response operations; performs minor repairs and assists in major repair of apparatus and equipment, as appropriate; tests equipment. Performs routine building maintenance at fire station.
Prepares and maintains department records as required by the Department. Enters fire and emergency rescue data into computerized system; updates records and generates reports.
Assists with public education and fire safety programs; provides tours of fire stations and emergency vehicles; distributes public education materials to school and community groups and the general public.
Attends meetings and training as required.
Performs other related duties as required.
High school diploma or GED required; supplemented by one year of experience as a firefighter; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Specific License or Certification Required
Must possess and maintain a valid Georgia driver’s license. Must possess and maintain the following certifications: NPQ Firefighter I.