City of Largo, Florida
Qualifications For Firefighter/EMT
Qualifications For Firefighter/EMT
Responsible for the protection of lives and property by performing skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires; working in hazardous toxic environments; performing rescue/emergency medical and disaster relief services. Duties often require the performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may involve extreme physical exertion in heat, smoke, and other hazardous and toxic environments. Work is performed as a member of a team and supervised by a superior officer.
Responds to fire alarms with fire company; advancing preconnects to burning buildings while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus, carry lights, tools and equipment in order to extinguish fires and search for and rescue victims. Raises and climbs ladders; ventilates burning buildings to release smoke and gases; performs salvage and overhaul; reduces water damage and secures dangerous scenes. Responds to fire alarms with fire company, rescuing victims from natural disasters, collapse, entrapment, and waterways, utilizing mechanical and hand tools; cuts or pries open vehicles to gain access to trapped victims; carries or transports unconscious or conscious victims down ladders and stairs; assists in patient care. May be assigned to or as a driver of rescue, engine, truck, squad or other related apparatus. Performs maintenance on fire and rescue apparatus and equipment, cleans and maintains stations, grounds and equipment. Participates in public education demonstrations, tours, and company/department drills; attends instruction sessions on topics related to fire, EMS, hazardous materials, public education, and inspections. Prepares written reports by accessing and entering information on a computer system. Reviews fire science literature, standard operating procedures, and related rules and regulations. Required to work as part of a team for 24-hour shifts, encompassing holidays and weekends. Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Ability to learn, after a period of schooling and training, a wide variety of firefighting and EMS duties and methods, the inspection and operation of firefighting apparatus, equipment and tools. Ability to readily acquire a knowledge of computers, the street system and physical layout of the City. Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions. Ability to successfully complete basic course of fire training prescribed. Some technical and mechanical aptitude.
Training and Experience:
High school diploma or GED. Ability to complete other training and courses as set forth by departmental regulations. Possession of a valid Class E Florida Driver's License. Possession of a valid Florida Certificate of Compliance for EMT and Firefighter.
Selection Requirements Include:
Grounds for Deferment or Disqualification Include (but are not limited to):
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