Employment opportunities

Description:

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician

Job Purpose:

To perform a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks and functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services; and provide highly responsible prevention activities including crash fire rescue, inspections, and security.

Job Duties:

  • 1) Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; provide appropriate services as required including emergency rescue and fire suppression; perform search and rescue for trapped or injured persons; perform emergency medical and first aid services as needed; prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned.

    2) Drive fire apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus on emergency calls or at incident scene.

    3) Operate numerous types of rescue, emergency and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary; operate, inspect, repair and perform other technical tasks related to maintaining the apparatus, equipment, and facilities in the area of assignment.

    4) Participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, grounds, equipment and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned facility; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls.

    5) Participate in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities and programs including training, fire investigations; code enforcement and equipment operation and maintenance; participate in activities and operations in response to natural disasters, major accidents, incidents involving hazardous materials, and other emergency situations; identify, analyze and avoid hazardous and dangerous situations.

    6) Respond to a variety of hazardous materials incidents; to perform defensive or offensive activities which will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain knowledge and training about hazardous materials.

  • 7) Assist with transportation of patients to medical care facilities; evaluate the condition of patients and assess pertinent information about medical profile and injuries; determine treatment in accordance with EMT training; maintain contact with medical facility to prepare for patient arrival.

    8) Provide staff support and assistance as required including a variety of boards; coordinate community workers with work details

    9) Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and access records, information and other various data.

    10) Give tours of assigned facility, demonstrate fire equipment and apparatus, and participate in other educational programs for various groups and general public pertaining to a variety of life safety topics.

    11) Assist in the snow and ice removal operations and activities.

    12) Operate rescue vehicle and related equipment; clean and maintain supplies, materials and equipment aboard rescue vehicles; submit requisitions for additional materials and supplies as necessary.

    13) Prepare emergency medical incident reports regarding patient and incident information.

    14) Perform other related job duties and related job tasks as assigned by upper level supervisory staff.

Skills/Qualifications:

Lifting, Physical Fitness, Decision Making, Handles Pressure, Deals with Uncertainty, Judgment, Objectivity, Dependability, Emotional Control, Integrity, Safety Management

The Harvard Fire Protection District

The Harvard Fire Protection District is seeking individuals who reside within the Harvard Fire Protection District for the positions of Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. We are seeking self-motivated, energetic, and responsible individuals for these positions.

Applicants DO NOT need to have prior training as a Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician. All new members of the Harvard Fire Protection District are required to be cross trained in firefighting and emergency medical response. This training is paid for by the Harvard Fire Protection District, takes approximately 2 years from start to finish and results in the required State of Illinois certifications as Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician.

All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, must possess a valid driver’s license, and should be prepared to pass a background investigation and medical examination. Applicants must live within the Harvard Fire Protection District.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of our team may pick up an application in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Harvard Fire Protection District located at 502 S. Eastman St. Harvard, IL.

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Employment opportunities

Description:

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician

Job Purpose:

To perform a wide variety of administrative and technical tasks and functions in support of fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials, emergency medical and other emergency services; and provide highly responsible prevention activities including crash fire rescue, inspections, and security.

Job Duties:

  • 1) Respond to emergency and non-emergency incidents; provide appropriate services as required including emergency rescue and fire suppression; perform search and rescue for trapped or injured persons; perform emergency medical and first aid services as needed; prepare reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned.

    2) Drive fire apparatus and/or operate fire apparatus on emergency calls or at incident scene.

    3) Operate numerous types of rescue, emergency and fire suppression equipment and apparatus as necessary; operate, inspect, repair and perform other technical tasks related to maintaining the apparatus, equipment, and facilities in the area of assignment.

    4) Participate in cleaning and maintaining facilities, grounds, equipment and apparatus; ensure that appropriate conditions are maintained at assigned facility; ensure that all equipment and apparatus is in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls.

    5) Participate in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities and programs including training, fire investigations; code enforcement and equipment operation and maintenance; participate in activities and operations in response to natural disasters, major accidents, incidents involving hazardous materials, and other emergency situations; identify, analyze and avoid hazardous and dangerous situations.

    6) Respond to a variety of hazardous materials incidents; to perform defensive or offensive activities which will be dependent upon levels of certification in accordance with state and federal regulations; maintain knowledge and training about hazardous materials.

  • 7) Assist with transportation of patients to medical care facilities; evaluate the condition of patients and assess pertinent information about medical profile and injuries; determine treatment in accordance with EMT training; maintain contact with medical facility to prepare for patient arrival.

    8) Provide staff support and assistance as required including a variety of boards; coordinate community workers with work details

    9) Use departmental computer equipment to input, review and access records, information and other various data.

    10) Give tours of assigned facility, demonstrate fire equipment and apparatus, and participate in other educational programs for various groups and general public pertaining to a variety of life safety topics.

    11) Assist in the snow and ice removal operations and activities.

    12) Operate rescue vehicle and related equipment; clean and maintain supplies, materials and equipment aboard rescue vehicles; submit requisitions for additional materials and supplies as necessary.

    13) Prepare emergency medical incident reports regarding patient and incident information.

    14) Perform other related job duties and related job tasks as assigned by upper level supervisory staff.

Skills/Qualifications:

Lifting, Physical Fitness, Decision Making, Handles Pressure, Deals with Uncertainty, Judgment, Objectivity, Dependability, Emotional Control, Integrity, Safety Management

The Harvard Fire Protection District

The Harvard Fire Protection District is seeking individuals who reside within the Harvard Fire Protection District for the positions of Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician. We are seeking self-motivated, energetic, and responsible individuals for these positions.

Applicants DO NOT need to have prior training as a Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician. All new members of the Harvard Fire Protection District are required to be cross trained in firefighting and emergency medical response. This training is paid for by the Harvard Fire Protection District, takes approximately 2 years from start to finish and results in the required State of Illinois certifications as Firefighter II and Emergency Medical Technician.

All Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, have a high school diploma or G.E.D. equivalent, must possess a valid driver’s license, and should be prepared to pass a background investigation and medical examination. Applicants must live within the Harvard Fire Protection District.
Anyone interested in becoming a member of our team may pick up an application in person between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Harvard Fire Protection District located at 502 S. Eastman St. Harvard, IL.