Firefighter

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Signal Mountain Police Department - Signal Mountain, Tennessee

Feb 17, 2021


Application Deadline:
Mar 19, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$32,025.00 - $36,829.00 annual

Job Description

Examples of Duties:

  • Respond to medical emergencies and fire alarms; suppress fires of any type that threaten life and/or property; participate in search and/or rescue operations.

  • Participates in training opportunities and physical fitness activities.

  • Ensures the proper condition, maintenance, and appearance of apparatus and equipment; prepares apparatus for immediate response.

  • Assists in completing and maintaining records related to personnel, incidents, and/or other related items.

  • Drives emergency vehicles and operates related apparatus in order to respond to emergency calls and scenes.

  • Participates in the daily functions of the fire station, which may include: housekeeping, cooking, making crew assignments, and/or performing other related duties.

  • Participates in fire department programs, such as pre-fire planning

  • Participates in and/or facilitates training sessions to the public on fire and medical related topics.

  • Performs other duties of a similar nature or level.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Minimum 21 years of age
  • Education: High School Diploma / GED
  • Experience: Experience required

Licensing/Certification Requirements:

Must be met at time of application:

  • Valid Tennessee Driver’s License (Class D Endorsement F) or equivalent in state of residence is needed prior to employment

  • State of Tennessee Certification of Firefighter I or equal (Pro Board or IFSAC)

  • Tennessee Professional Certification of Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) or Licensed Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or higher

Must be met within 2 years of employment

  • TN Firefighter II

  • TN AEMT

Knowledge of:

  • Fire suppression techniques

  • Modern firefighting and rescue principles and tactics

  • Emergency medical care

  • Physical fitness principles

  • Vehicle, equipment, and apparatus maintenance principles and techniques

Skill in :

  • Providing emergency medical care

  • Suppressing fires

  • Using a computer and related software applications

  • Maintaining vehicles, buildings, equipment, and apparatus

  • Driving emergency response vehicles

  • Conducting flow testing and service on hydrants

  • Maintaining physical fitness

  • Preparing and maintaining reports

  • Communication, interpersonal skills as applied to interaction with coworkers, supervisor, the general public, etc. sufficient to exchange or convey information and to receive work direction.

Contact Information

Patricia Davis

Signal Mountain Police Department
1111 Ridgeway Ave
Signal Mountain, Tennessee 37377-3146
phone: 423-886-7075

How to Apply

APPLICATION DEADLINE IS: ++March 19th, 2021++

An application can be found at www.signalmountaintn.gov (appl. is under Employment Opportunity on the right) or call (423) 886-7075. The application, with copies of current certification(s) and a short resume can be submitted in one of the following ways:

1) In person between the hours of 8:00 and 4:30, Monday through Friday at Signal Mountain Fire Department, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377

2) Mailed directly to Signal Mountain Fire Department, 1111 Ridgeway Ave., Signal Mountain, TN 37377

3) Emailed to smokedetector@signalmountaintn.gov

4) Faxed to: 423-886-1608.

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