Fire Educator Technician
Cobb County Fire & Emergency Services - Marietta, Georgia
Sep 14, 2021
- Application Deadline:
- Sep 28, 2021
- Entry Level:
- $$50,971.94 - $78,496.79 Annually annual
This position is located at the Cobb County Safety Village, a division of the Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services Department.
The Fire Educator Technician is responsible for planning, preparing, and presenting programs of instruction intended to educate and inform the public regarding fire and life safety issues.
Functions in an entry-level capacity through on-the-job training and participation in in-house and related training to learn and master the essential function of fire and life safety education.
Schedules and conducts age- and audience-appropriate programs of instruction on fire and life safety issues using prepared materials with identified objectives.
Responds to questions from the public regarding fire and life safety with applicable facts and recommended practices.
Administers tests and surveys to evaluate the effectiveness of specific programs of fire and life safety education.
Prepares reports and documentation of individual activities and maintains appropriate files; assists and develops new and current courses as required.
Identify partners to address current fire and life safety issues, given current fire and life safety issues, community resources, services, and organizations, so that information and resources are shared.
Presents public life safety and community risk reduction programs to various audiences, including children within government schools, private and home schools, and various community groups.
Reviews and adapts lesson plans to meet the needs of individual students and/or groups; organizes the teaching environment to maximize the learning experience while providing a safe learning environment.
Ensure all training and educational outreach is tracked and reported by utilizing software; monitor programs and track data related to public education and risk reduction activities.
Schedules various public education program classes by determining the length of classes, dates, times, locations; works closely with local businesses during the presentation and/or scheduling of various public educational programs.
Assists with the development of supplemental life safety program materials to potentially include PowerPoint presentations, brochures or other printed media.
Seeks out and attends seminars, conferences, and classes to upgrade knowledge of fire prevention and life safety practices and/or obtains ideas in an effort to contribute to existing or new safety programs.
Maintains current knowledge of trends and developments in the field for application to functional areas of responsibility; maintains all certifications required for the position.
Document fire and life safety educational activities so that all activities are recorded and each portion of the record is accurately completed in a timely manner (NFPA 1031-4.2.1); prepare activity reports so that all forms are completed with the correct information (NFPA 1031-4.2.2); maintain a work schedule, given a list of events, activity requests pre-activity requirements, and time allotments, so that all activities are scheduled and completed without conflict (NFPA 1031-4.2.3)
This position requires some evening and weekend hours.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
High School diploma or GED required; supplemented by three years of experience providing fire safety or similar instruction or three years of experience in fire prevention or suppression activities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
Licenses and Certifications
Valid driver's license is required.
State of Georgia Firefighter Certification or the equivalent certification from another state is preferred.
State of Georgia Emergency Medical Technician or the equivalent from another state is preferred.
State of Georgia Fire Safety Educator Certification or the equivalent from another state is preferred.
To be completed within one year of hiring:
- Successful completion of GPSTC course: Georgia Public Fire and Life Safety Educator Level I with Day Care Provider
- Successful completion of Georgia Poison Center course: Poison Prevention Instructor Successful completion of NFA Self Study Course: Q0118 Community Safety Educator
- Successful completion of NFA course: F0193 Campus Life and Safety I- Risk Assessment
- Successful completion of Vision 20/20 Essentials of Community Risk Reduction program (Modules 1-4).
Tasks require the regular and sustained performance of moderately physically demanding work, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, and crawling, and that may involve the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of moderately heavy objects and materials (20-50 pounds).
Some tasks require the ability to perceive and discriminate colors or shades of colors, sounds, odor, depth, texture, and visual cues or signals. Some tasks require the ability to communicate orally.
Performance of essential functions may require exposure to adverse environmental conditions, such as dirt, dust, pollen, odors, wetness, humidity, fumes, smoke, temperature and noise extremes, hazardous materials, fire, unsafe structures, heights, confined spaces, traffic hazards, bright and dim lights, toxic agents, animal and wildlife attacks, animal and human bites, explosives, or rude and irate customers.
- Age: 18+
- Education: High School diploma or GED required
- Experience: ree years of experience in fire prevention or suppression activities; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
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