Job desc vol ff emtVolunteer Firefighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianPage of transport of sick or injured persons, setting up and/or operating oxygen and autodefibrillation equipment, administering prehospital emergency medical care to the sick and injuredandperforming other related work as assigned.DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONSKnowledge of:odern fire service principles, procedures, techniques, and equipment.ire protection systems, evacuation considerations, and building construction regulations for fire safety.Ability to:ommunicate effectively, bothorally and in writing; ability to understand and carry out verbal and written instructions using the English language.Obtain or possesses and maintain certification as an EMTBasic or IV Tech, or Intermediate, when eligible per County standards.Maintain physical conditioning necessary to perform efficiently in emergency situations; meet medical and physical agility standards as established.earn the geography of the District, the location of important buildings and the street system.ticipate in training drills; attend school and classes on fire fighting, hydraulics, first aid and emergency medicine, fire equipment, and apparatus, and other classes associated with recognized fire fighter and EMT standards.
earn and apply technical information pertaining to fire fighting.ssist career staff in performing protective inspections of structures and businesses in the community for fire hazards and preincident surveys for tactical planning.ssist career staff in conducting firesafety education classes.
nalyze and cope with a variety of emergency situations calmly but effectively and to react quickly to secure accurate and precise information on the location, extent, and nature of fires and emergency aid requests.ustain heavy physical labor during periods of intense activity in emergency situations; to work at varying heights above grade.ork within a paramilitary organization and respond readily to directives.stablish and maintain effective working relationships with coworkers, supervisors, and the general public; to work effectively as a team member.ssist career staff in updating map book for new additions, streets, and complexes for use in emergencies.
Volunteer Firefighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianPage of ervice and operate all District equipment and apparatus.erform necessary maintenance, testing and care of fire hoses, trucks, ladders, and auxiliary equipment and apparatus.
revent waste and damage of materials, supplies, and equipment
erform general maintenance and minor repairs to station facilities; perform assigned janitorial activities and minor maintenance and painting.
erform community service activities.
aintain necessary records and reports, incident forms, and daily shift operation logs, to accommodate needs of the district including computer data entry.Training and Experience:A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlinedabove is graduation from high school and it is desirable to have obtained an associates degree and/or a fouryear college degree in fire suppression, emergency medicine or a related field.
Licenses; Certificates; Special requirements:High SchoolDiploma or GEDA valid Washington State Drivers LicenseWashington EMTBasic certificationIFSAC Firefighter I or equivalent education and experience.PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDSThe physical and mental demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical Demands:Work is performedprimarily in the fire station, then on emergency medical scenes, mass casualty, fire scenes and extra ordinary events as they occur.
Performing tasks under emergency conditions may require strenuous exertion.
The exposure to death, emotional stress, patients with contagious diseases and terminal illnesses can be expected.Mental Demands:While performing the duties of this position, the employee will be regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning;
Volunteer Firefighter/Emergency Medical TechnicianPage of observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with fire district members, other organizations and the public.WORK ENVIRONMENTThe work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.Physical hazard from fire, equipment, traffic, smoke inhalation, and falling objects at emergency scenes, and exposure to health risks may occur.
Performance of hazardous tasks under emergency conditions may require strenuous exertion under such handicaps as limited visibility, exposure to hazardous or toxic chemicals and gases, extremes in temperatures, cramped surroundings, and contact with death, emotional stress, contagious diseases, and terminal illness..