Fire Fighter 1 - EMT

Soboba    San Jacinto, CA
Job Description


Under supervision, responds to fire arms, medical emergencies, hazardous condition situations, and other types of emergency and public incidents; protects life and property endangered by fire and other emergencies; performs fire safety inspections; and performs related duties as require. Position in this class are primarily responsible for the operations of a fire hose and related equipment when engaged in fire suppression and the administration of first aid when engaged in medical calls.


Although other duties may be assigned, the essential duties include the following:

  • Respond to structure fires, use power tools and hand tools for forcible entry during emergencies; penetrate structure to determine if a rescue situations; and place in a safe area.
  • Stabilize the scene of an emergency to insure the safety of the victims and rescuers; stabilize the surrounding area (e g., traffic, control crowd control, evacuations, etc.); and use power tools and hand tools to extricate patients or gain access to areas.
  • Pull hoses, nozzles and fittings from apparatus; connect hose, nozzles and fittings to supply water where needed; carry hose to where needed to perform extinguishment; use nozzle for application of water stream to extinguish fire; after fire ground operations, prepare hose for transportation to the station; reload hoses, nozzles, etc., on apparatus to maintain proper load; use hand tools to create fire breaks and extinguish hot spots; set back fires in brush or grass.
  • Remove ladders from apparatus and carry to desired location; spot and raise ground ladders at correct height and proper climbing angel; ascend or descend ladders while carrying people or equipment for rescue or fire ground needs.
  • Ventilate buildings to clear smoke or other hazardous atmosphere; open doors or windows as needed to assist with ventilation; position ejector using hooks or hangers in doorways or windows to provide suction or pressure; open holes in surfaces with tools (e g., open a roof hole with an axe or chain saw).
  • Perform salvage operations by moving room contents and covering with salvage covers; constructing various devices with salvage covers to catch, divert, store or remove water; and removing water from buildings using hand tools (e.g., squeegee, water vacuums, mops, etc.)
  • Perform overhaul operations by removing debris from fire area and opening areas as necessary to check for hidden fire and securing building to prevent unauthorized entry.
  • Perform clean-up operations by cleaning and drying hoses after use and rolling for storage; cleaning and restoring to proper place, all apparatus, equipment and tools used on fire ground.
  • Check and inventory all fire fighting tools and equipment for readiness (e g., rescue equipment hoses, hand tools, etc.); visually inspect apparatus for leaks, scratches, damage, etc. to insure readiness; check levels of apparatus fluids (e g., oil, water, fuel, etc.); place personal safety gear, fire fighting tools and equipment, and emergency medical care equipment on apparatus; check emergency medical care equipment for readiness ( e g., replenish first aid supplies in trauma box); and maintain records for appropriate equipment.
  • Clean and maintain apparatus and equipment (e g., check hose leads, ladders, etc.); insect and clean tools and equipment to maintain readiness and prolong life (e g. check axe handle for cracks, remove tar from axe head, wax head to prevent rust, etc.); inspect fire fighting protective clothing, helmet, leather safety boots, leather gloves, etc; and perform checks of breathing apparatus and maintain personal gear.
  • At scene of medical emergencies, use appropriate trauma equipment; use personal safety equipment to limit personal exposure (e g., latex gloves, goggles, etc); locate patients; make proper patient assessment in order to provide necessary medical information; treat a victim or an illness or injury; prepare patients for transportation; and decontaminate equipment and self-following exposure.
  • Communicate with Fire Captain/Company Officer, and other fire crew members to keep them informed of changes in equipment status during non-emergencies, and changes in equipment status; and complete written forms to keep track of personal records, etc.).
  • Critique emergencies and participate in pre-fire planning, critiquing and discussing actions taken at emergency calls; making on-site visits to become familiar with specific hazards within district; and participating in discussions of how to improve actions at emergency calls.
  • Participate in station drills and training programs (e g. raise ladders, hose heads, first aid practices, etc.); participate in off-site training (e g. community college courses, State Fire Marshall, etc.).
  • Perform fire prevention work in community, such as fire safety inspections (e g., look for basic fire code violations); and educational presentations, etc. during or off-site visits.


  • High School Diploma or equivalency
  • EMT-1 Certificate with Riverside County Medical Endorsements, CPR
  • California State Marshall Firefighter I Certificate or Accredited State Fire Academy Certificate, certified by the State Fire Marshall’s Office.
  • Possession of a current and valid Class C California driver’s license – Required
  • Current Biddle or CPAT.


Knowledge of:

  • How to use and maintain personal safety gear.
  • Basic building construction standards, materials, and techniques.
  • Basic life support emergency medical procedures.
  • Advanced life support emergency medical procedures.
  • Vehicle, building, and rough terrain rescue/extrication procedures and hazards.
  • Fire behavior and control in buildings, grass lands, and wild land.
  • First responder requirements at hazardous materials incidents; fire behavior control involving chemicals and hazardous materials.
  • Search and rescue techniques.
  • Tools and equipment (e g., appliances, hoses, ladders, apparatus, etc.)
  • Specialized training, truck ops. Rescue system 1, 2.
  • Highly desired truck academy rescue systems 1 & 2, trench rescue, lARRO, swift water technician, confined space rescue.

Learn Knowledge of:

  • Apparatus types, uses, and operating procedures; readiness and maintenance requirements for apparatus, equipment tools (e g. knowledge of how to prepare for emergency responses).
  • Rough terrain rescue/extrication procedures and hazards.
  • Department standards for training and drill requirements.
  • Personal records maintenance procedures; department standards for training and drill requirements.
  • Incident Command System (ICS).
  • Departmental policy and procedures regarding personnel management (employee conduct, complaints, assignments, performance training, scheduling, etc.).

Ability to:

  • Verbally communicate with other members of a fire crew; follow verbal instructions.
  • Read and understand materials or instructions in order to apply this information during emergency conditions (e g., IFSA Manuals, etc.); learn technical information in a classroom setting, and transfer this knowledge to actions.
  • Learn by doing, and acquire skills through practice and feedback.
  • Work with others on a team, contributing to an overall effort; work closely with other people; establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, and the public.
  • Apply mechanical principles (e.g., how pulleys, gears, leavers, etc. work).
  • Visualize spatial arrangements and 3-dimensional characteristics of structure (e.g., if this happens, it will lead to…)
  • Requires a willingness to work in unpleasant, hazardous, and stressful conditions; performs undesirable, routine, or monotonous duties; work irregular hours; wear protective clothing and equipment; work effectively in confined areas; tolerate offensive sights and smells.
  • Maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include the following:
  • Frequently lift/carry a variety of fire equipment and occasionally move injured persons (requires upper body strength as needed to drag, move or place heavy objects, such as smoke ejectors, victims, charged hose lines, etc.)
  • Prolonged, rigorous physical activity during emergency situations
  • Climb and balance on ladders, Reach and handle tools and equipment
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch and crawl
  • Feel objects for temperature, shape and other characteristics
  • Use fingers to make minute adjustments, tie knots, etc.
  • Listen for specific sounds during emergency
  • Demonstrate normal vision and color recognition

Ability to Learn to:

  • Estimate size, quantity, distance, and slope (e g., estimate size and spread of a fire).
  • React in an emotionally appropriate manner during routine and emergency situations.


  • General office environment
  • To perform the responsibilities of the position, the employee is required to talk and hear: required to sit, to stand, walk, reach with arms and hands, climb or balance, stoop.
  • The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet to moderate.

Tue, 10 Dec 2019 18:50:17 GMT

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