Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services - Riverdale, Georgia

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Salary Information

48224 annual

Job Description

Enforces all County Fire codes, ordinances as well as fire laws and regulations of the state in order to protect life and property; complies with all rules, orders, and instructions issued by superior officer. Drives emergency and/or other fire vehicles to transport emergency/fire personnel and equipment to/from incident scene as necessary from any station. Maintains current knowledge of metro area and County geography/streets; selects most efficient route; utilizes warning lights and siren to alert traffic. Responds to emergency calls involving fires, hazardous materials, and vehicle accidents with a company; evaluates scene upon arrival; may direct traffic and control crowds. Provides control of fire situation including suppression and extinguishment, forcible entry, ventilation, search and rescue of victims, salvage and overhaul. Assists with fire cause and origin determination; recognizes and preserves evidence of arson. Selects and properly operates fire service tools and equipment including fire hoses, nozzles, appliances, and the components of sprinkler and standpipe systems; strategically positions fire apparatus; monitors controls and gauges. Locates water source; lays and connects hose, acts as nozzle or backup person in the direction of water streams, uses chemical fire extinguishers, and raises and climbs ladders. Performs other related duties as required.

Additional Information

Tasks require the ability to exert moderate, though not constant physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and which may involve some lifting, carrying pushing and/or pulling and the completion of the Combat Challenge. The Combat Challenge consists of five (5) timed events that must be completed without stopping: Event (1) - Stair Climb - the employee will carry a 42 pound high-rise pack up a six (6) story tower; Event (2) - Hose Hoist - the employee will, with the assistance of a 5/8' Kern-mantle rope, hoist a 45 pound donut roll to the top of the tower and over the rail; Event (3) - Forcible Entry - next the employee will descend the tower touching every steps and using a 9 pound shot mallet to move a 160 pound beam five (5) feet on the Keiser Forcible Entry simulator; Event (4) - Hose Advance - the employee will then walk or run the 140 foot zigzag course, pick up the nozzle of a charged 1 3/4 hose line, and advance it 75 feet through the hinged doors; and opening the nozzle knock down the target; Event (5) - Victim Rescue - finally move to the victim rescue station and pick up the 175 pounds Rescue Randy and drag him 100 feet to the finish line. The clock stops when the employee and the mannequin have both crossed the finished line.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: Certified Firefighter & Hold a current Paramedic License
  • Experience: 3 years+

Contact Informaton

Antonio Merkerson

Clayton County Fire and Emergency Services
7810 Hwy 85
Riverdale, Georgia 30274
phone: (770) 473-7833

How to Apply

Applications may be submitted on-line at our County Website until the position is filled.

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