Under general to limited supervision, responds to emergency calls, including fire, accident, medical emergency, and/or rescue situations to protect life and property.
Essential Functions: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may vary among positions, but may include the following tasks, knowledge, abilities, skills and other characteristics. This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and not intended to be a comprehensive listing of tasks performed by all positions in the classification.)
•Does tour of duty, during an assigned shift performs a variety of fire suppression activities at the fire scene, including laying and connecting hose, operating a pumper and directing water streams, raising and climbing ladders, and utilizing a variety of equipment, including pike poles, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools. •Administers first aid, at the Emergency Medical Technician level, at fires, accidents, and other emergency/rescue scenes. •Performs a variety of cleaning, maintenance, testing and minor repair tasks necessary to keep the fire station and related equipment clean, stored properly, and fully functional. •Responsible for performing all necessary testing related to OSHA, ISO, NFPA and other applicable standards. •Answers phone and operates 2-way radios to facilitate effective and timely response to emergency calls. •Employees may be called out in emergency and non-emergency situations. When contacted, the employee is expected to report to work unless there are special non-recurring circumstances. Outside employment or the operation of a business is not considered a special circumstance. •Attends and participates in a variety of training activities to maintain and improve the level of fire suppression and emergency medical skills and general physical conditioning. •Drives and operates fire and emergency response vehicles, equipment, and apparatus. •Assist in shift and volunteer firefighter training programs. •Other tasks and duties in related work not outlined as needed for department efficiency. Knowledge, Abilities, Skills and Other Characteristics: •Knowledge of fire suppression principles, methods, techniques, and practices. •Knowledge of purpose/use of various tools, equipment, and apparatus used in fire suppression, rescue, and medical assistance operations. •Knowledge of the street names and locations in the City of Artesia. •Ability to maintain the appropriate level EMT licensure, with CPR and CEVO certification. •Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other staff and the public. •Ability to follow complex oral and written instructions, procedures, and guidelines. •Ability to respond to calls at any time and under all weather or hazardous conditions. •Ability to communicate using standard telephone and two-way radio equipment. •Ability to drive fire apparatus weighing over 20,000 lbs. •Ability to drive Type I, II and III ambulances. •Ability to maintain, adjust and do minor repairs as necessary to keep fire apparatus and ambulances in good operating condition. •Skill in safely and effectively driving and operating a full range of fire suppression/emergency response vehicles, apparatus, and equipment
•Must be able to respond to emergency and non-emergency situations. When contacted, the employee must be able to report to work unless there are special non-recurring circumstances. Outside employment or the operation of a business is not considered a special circumstance. •Must obtain and maintain a license from the State of New Mexico – EMS Bureau as an EMT-B or higher within the first year of employment. •Must obtain and maintain a license from the State of New Mexico – EMS Bureau as an EMT-I or higher within the first two years of employment. Based on extenuating circumstances, an extension of time for this requirement may be granted at the discretion of the Fire Chief. •High school graduate or GED. •Must have basic computer experience. •Must be able to pass a written entrance examination. •Must be able to meet the physical requirements of the position. •Must be able to pass the required physical examination, drug test and undergo psychological testing. •Must be able to pass the strength and agility test. •Must be able to lift and move objects weighing more than 75 pounds. •Must have clean driving record and be able to obtain a valid New Mexico Class E license. •Successfully complete CEVO course within 60 Days of hire. •Must not have been convicted of a felony or other crimes involving moral turpitude. •Two (2) years experience as a volunteer firefighter, or one (1) year experience as a professional firefighter, performing fire suppression work preferred. Physical Functions: •Ability to crouch, kneel, and/or bend up to one half hour per normal work day. •Ability to stand, walk, crouch, climb, kneel, crawl, bend at waist, or remain in a prone position during an emergency situation. •Ability to work with arms bent up to two-thirds of working day, and with arms extended up to one-third of normal working day. •May be required to have arms extended for a longer period of time during an emergency situation. •Ability to push and pull with arms with a force of up to two pounds for one half hour each normal working day. •May be required to push and pull with arms with greater than fifty pounds of force during emergency situation. •May be required to twist and rotate arms during and emergency situation. •May be required to lift and carry heavy emergency equipment weighing up to seventy pounds during an emergency situation. •May be required to balance with legs during an emergency situation. May be required to push and pull with legs with a force of greater than fifty pounds during an emergency situation. •Ability to grasp and manipulate objects, and perform fine finger dexterity movements for up to one-third of normal working day. This work involves eye-hand coordination and some bilateral coordination. May be required to grasp and manipulate objects and perform finer finger dexterity work with exceptional speed and bilateral coordination during emergency situations. Working Conditions: •Indoor duty performed in a controlled temperature environment. However, may be exposed to extreme temperatures or humid conditions during an emergency situation. •May be exposed to noisy environments during emergency situations. •May be exposed to vibration of body during emergency situations. •May be exposed to hazardous materials, chemicals, fire, infectious disease, and burns. •May be exposed to exhaust or chemical fumes, smoke odors, dusts, mists, and gases during emergency situations. •Performs work mainly on even carpeted and tiled floor surfaces. May work on asphalt, concrete, or natural ground during an emergency situation. May be required to work on inclines or ramps, catwalks or scaffolding, or stairs and ladders. Working surface is mainly dry, but may be wet or greasy during emergency situations. •Performs work with direction. May work with one or two other people. May work with a large group of people. •Work is conducted during anytime of day or night as needed for emergencies. •Employee is subject to call back and therefore required to have a telephone in his/her residence at all times. Equipment, Tools, and Materials: •All EMT and rescue equipment, and fire fighting equipment. •Use all safety aids related to EMS, rescue, and fire fighting during emergency situations. •Computer
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The Albuquerque Fire Department is a paid municipal department, comprised of 568 uniformed personnel, serving a jurisdiction of more than 182 square miles and an estimated city population of 460,000; the greater metropolitan area population is estimated at 780,000.
The mission of the Albuquerque Fire Department is to "save lives, and protect property and the environment, while continuing to emphasize fire fighter safety and survival."
Each member of the Albuquerque Fire Department makes an important contribution toward our goal of protecting and preserving lives and property in and around Albuquerque. We're proud of the men and women who make up our team. The Albuquerque Fire Department has a wide variety of career opportunities available for individuals who have different interests, talents, and skills. Officers are promoted from within the ranks, so a career with AFD offers potential for advancement and promotion.
To be eligible for the Albuquerque Fire Department, you must be 21 years of age or older, have a high school diploma or GED, and possess a current, valid, and full (permanent) State of New Mexico Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license at the basic level - or higher - as a minimum requirement. Applicants licensed as EMTs in other states must be eligible for reciprocity as an EMT-Basic in New Mexico. Applicants must be United States citizens or legal residents. Selection of fire fighters is based on the successful completion of a written entrance examination, physical fitness test, oral review board interview, background investigation, and a medical exam.
The Albuquerque Fire Academy Cadet training program provides each recruit with the classroom knowledge and practical skills necessary to function as a fire fighter and within AFD Emergency Medical Technician protocols. After successfully completing training, each fire fighter is assigned to a fire suppression company for the completion of their probationary period before becoming a permanent member of the Department.
A career with the Albuquerque Fire Department offers stability and competitive rates of pay. Paid sick leave and vacation are granted annually. Each fire fighter receives a full benefits package that includes partially paid medical and dental insurance, life insurance, and a retirement plan. Other benefits are determined through the collective bargaining process.
We're looking for professionals who want to be part of a progressive, innovative fire department committed to total quality service.
For more information, visit: http://www.cabq.gov/fire/recruit.html
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PARAMEDICALBUQUERQUE AMBULANCE SERVICE / PHS
Presbyterian Healthcare Services (PHS) is New Mexico's only locally owned, community based, private, not-for-profit healthcare system with a managed care organization. Over 400,000 New Mexicans are served by Presbyterian with health insurance, primary and acute care, long-term care, home care, and rehabilitation. PHS is New Mexico's largest healthcare delivery system with hospitals, family healthcare centers, home healthcare, outpatient centers, inpatient care, air and ground ambulance services, and a physician network and statewide managed care plan. Presbyterian is New Mexico's largest private employer, with facilities located throughout the state.
Make the move to Albuquerque Ambulance Service (AAS), an affiliate of Presbyterian Healthcare Services, New Mexico. AAS is the largest 9-1-1 provider of Emergency Medical Services in New Mexico. We have immediate openings for Paramedics. AAS responds to over 80,000 calls per year, covering approximately 1,100 square miles with a population base of 750,000 (urban, rural and wilderness).
Salary is commensurate with experience. We offer 3% above base salary for each year of experience (up to 13 years) for a 40 hour work week. We offer 25 days of paid time off (vacation, sick & holiday) the first year, pension plan, with a separate 403b (with matching contributions), healthcare, dependent care spending account, health/life insurance, short/long-term disability, dental, accidental death and dismemberment (ADD), vision, college savings plan, tuition reimbursement, merchant discounts and much more.
Candidates for employment must be career-minded professionals. Paramedics must possess National Registry and/or be eligible for NM paramedic licensure. AAS is a CAAS accredited, non-profit community service.
Experience the generosity of Albuquerque, at the heart of New Mexico and the Southwest. Albuquerque has become the economic and geographic heart of New Mexico, garnering a nationwide reputation for its quality of life. With a rich history and a thriving present, Albuquerque’s future is as dynamic and promising as the people of the city, and as beautiful and challenging as the wide blue skies above, the Sandia Mountains to the east and the river that runs through it. If you are one to enjoy the great outdoors and love basking under the sun while enjoying a rewarding and meaningful career, then make the move and grow with us.
For a complete listing of opportunities, and to apply on line, visit us at www.phs.org
PHS is committed to ensuring a drug-free workplace.
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The Santa Fe Fire Department is dedicated to serving the best interest of the public by taking the steps necessary to reduce human suffering, as well as the preventable loss of life and property. The people of the department accomplish this with cross training in many different areas and state of the art firefighting and EMS equipment.
In Santa Fe, the fire department handles all emergency calls involving fire, rescue, and emergency medical services. They do this from four stations in a city that, due to its status as a vacation destination, can be from 60,000 to 100,000 people strong.
The Santa Fe Fire Department's five advanced life support ambulances are staffed and equipped with highly trained Paramedics and EMT's. We provide rapid and professional care to sick and injured persons in all situations. Five fire trucks round out our compliment of emergency services by providing medical attention to customers in a rapid manner. The fire department's professional staff respond to an average 7500 calls per year.
The Santa Fe Fire Department's five paramedic ambulances are staffed and equipped with advanced life support cardiac monitors/defibrillators and a full compliment of medical equipment to provide rapid, professional care to sick and injured persons at any time. Our fire trucks are equipped with automatic cardiac defibrillators to for response to medical emergencies and supplement the services provided by the paramedic ambulances. The Department responds to over 8,000 medical calls every year.
The Santa Fe Fire Department's responsibility to enforce City fire codes is handled by our Fire Inspectors. These individuals have received specialized training to review building plans, as well as performing on-site inspections to assure the safety of the public. They also are available to provide a wide range of public education in such areas as fire prevention in the home and work place, fire extinguisher training, and how to respond to and report an emergency. They are also specially trained to investigate fires and determine cause and origin. They work closely with local law enforcement agencies in the investigation of fires which may have been intentionally set.
Many of the Santa Fe Fire Department's dedicated personnel have also been specially trained and equipped to provide a variety of complex services. These include high angle and swift water rescue and control of hazardous material releases.
For information on career opportunities with the Santa Fe Fire Department, please contact: www.santafenm.gov
Applications must be returned to:
Post Office Box 909
Santa Fe, NM 87504
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