Division Chief of Training and Safety

City of Noblesville Fire Department - Noblesville, Indiana

Aug 23, 2023

Application Deadline:
Oct 23, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$82,180.80 - $91,312.00 annual

Job Description

Plans, budgets, and coordinates department training programs for all shifts and recruit academies, including identifying training needs; researching requirements and programs; obtaining instructors; instructing; coordinating field training; maintaining detailed records, as required, i.e., employees, dates, topics, and equipment used.

Coordinates training in all aspects of fire service, i.e., fire attack; search and rescue; ventilation; forcible entry; local geography and street locations; maintenance and use of apparatus, firefighting and rescue equipment and tools. Coordinates training in non-fire related disciplines, i.e., boat operations, department health and safety, active assailant, department annual compliance trainings.

Serves as the departments Incident Safety Officer, works with the Incident Commander to help manage the risks our members take so that they can aggressively perform tasks as directed; periodically discusses safety issues with personnel; and periodically recommends changes in methods to decrease risk of injury to personnel and to the public.

Works in coordination with the Operations Chief and Battalion Chiefs as part of the Operations Group to maintain an operational readiness through current and relevant strategies, tactics, equipment, and training.

Periodically assists in developing and updating department goals, objectives, polices, and procedures. Serves on various committees to monitor and help manage risks. Committees include the Accident Review Board, Health and Safety, Apparatus, Operations, WPE, etc. Maintains current knowledge of firefighting equipment and techniques by reading professional publications. Periodically attends classes or seminars, as required or as needed.

Additional Information

Must be able to manage 40 hr. instructors as well as shift instructors,

Job Requirements

  • Age: over 21
  • Education: none
  • Experience: at least one year as a Training Chief or an experienced Fire Instructor

High school diploma or GED. Minimum certifications by State of Indiana as Firefighter II, Instructor I, and Safety Officer I within time period specified by department. Ability to successfully complete other training programs, as required.

Thorough knowledge of fire service hydraulics; ability to properly operate, maintain, demonstrate, and provide instruction regarding department vehicles, hand and power tools, and equipment, including, but not limited to, protective clothing, axes, ladders, aerial devices, self- contained breathing apparatus, generators, pressure fans, and power saws.

Thorough knowledge of department training and certification requirements. Ability to research, plan, and coordinate appropriate programs for all department personnel and maintain detailed records, as required.

Ability to physically perform the essential duties of the position, including, but not limited to, sitting, standing, or walking for long periods; handling, grasping, or fingering objects; hearing sound and communication; close/far vision; periodically exerting strenuous physical effort; pushing, pulling, lifting, or carrying objects weighing more than 50 pounds; climbing stairs and ladders; reaching; and bending

Contact Information

Uriah Eddingfield

City of Noblesville Fire Department
135 S. 9th Street
Noblesville, Indiana 46060
phone: 317-776-6336

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