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The City of Fairfield Fire Department is recruiting for the exciting and challenging position for Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic. This recruitment will establish an eligibility list to fill current and future Firefighter/Paramedic positions.
Lateral-level Firefighter/Paramedic applicants are defined as current full-time employees who have successfully completed their probationary period at an all-risk Advanced Life Support (ALS) fire agency with no breaks in service.
Language included in this job posting is intended to provide clarity to verbiage contained in the job description with respect to this recruitment for lateral applicants.
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EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION:
Equivalent to graduation from high school is required.
LICENSE AND/OR CERTIFICATE:
Possession of a valid Class C California Driver’s license is required.
Solano County Paramedic Accreditation at the time of hire, OR eligibility to meet Solano County EMS requirements for Paramedic Accreditation as defined in Solano County EMS Policy 3400. To be eligible for accreditation in Solano County, an individual must possess a valid California Statewide Paramedic license which is current. State Licensure means that the individual has met specified training and education standards and has been deemed competent to practice throughout the State of California in the Paramedic scope of practice, as defined in Title 22 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR). This currently includes the following:
Basic Life Support (BLS) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) for Healthcare Provider or Equivalent; and
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) card issued in accordance with the guidelines of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA); and
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) OR Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEEP); and
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) OR Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS) OR International Trauma Life Support (ITLS).
Possession of a California Physical Ability Test (CPAT). The CPAT requirement shall be waived for prospective applicants currently employed in a full-time capacity and have completed their probationary period at an all-risk Advanced Life Support (ALS) fire agency with no breaks in service.
A psychological evaluation will be included with the medical phase.
Examples of Duties
Duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:
Respond to medical emergency calls and provide basic and advanced life support for critically ill and injured victims.
Stabilize victim(s) at emergency scene, render emergency care.
Assess the nature and extent of illness or injury and establish priority of required emergency care.
Conduct public education programs.
Respond with fire department apparatus to fires and/or medical emergencies.
Operate fire engines or fire apparatus; lay and connect hose lines; operate nozzles to direct a proper stream of water on fires.
Operate fire extinguishers and use ladders, ropes, axes, and other firefighting equipment.
Enter burning structures to remove occupants from danger and to combat fires.
Lay salvage covers and assist in salvage operations.
Inspect and service vehicles and apparatus.
Receive and transmit radio and telephone messages.
Attend and participate in fire department training programs.
Inspect buildings and properties for fire hazards.
Assist in the maintenance of stations, quarters and grounds.
Participate in a daily physical fitness program.
Respond to hazardous materials incidents.
Operate in confined spaces and at various heights.
Knowledge & Abilities
Modern fire suppression and prevention procedures, techniques and equipment.
Use and maintenance of firefighting equipment and apparatus.
Operation of pumps and theory involved.
Principles of hydraulics and water supply as applied to fire suppression.
Ability to: Work a range of shifts, schedules, including an 8- or 10-hour shift for 40 hours per week, 2080 hours per year or 24-hour shifts for 56 hours per week, 2912 hours per year, or a combination thereof.
Operate appropriate equipment and apparatus safely and effectively.
Render basic and advanced life support in an efficient and safe manner.
Work effectively with others.
Act quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
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