Under the supervision of
the Assistance Chief plans, organizes, directs, and administers all operations
related to mobile and portable fire apparatus and equipment.
EXAMPLES of DUTIES
Responsible for preventative
maintenance and servicing of mobile apparatus.
Securing outside or contracted
services for the maintenance, repair or modification of the apparatus.
Testing of apparatus.
to the maintenance, repair and testing of apparatus.
The development of training
for operator performance in co-operation with the Company training officers.
Recommend replacement and/or
modification of apparatus.
development in conjunction with Company operational needs and standard
Attends regularly scheduled
Line Officers meetings.
Attends training for officer
budgeting, development of specifications, and contract administration for
Responds to emergency calls.
DESIRABLE KNOWLEDGE and
Thorough knowledge of modern
firefighting methods and techniques and ability to apply this knowledge
to various fire control and fire prevention problems;
Thorough knowledge of the
use and operation of a wide variety of firefighting equipment and apparatus;
Ability to plan, assign,
and coordinate the work of a group of employees engaged in fire prevention
and fire control activities;
Ability to maintain discipline,
to lead and command effectively, and direct firefighters and equipment
under emergency conditions.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, TRAINING,
Must have completed Fundamentals
of Fire Fighting, Pump and/or Hydraulics program, and be Company certified
pump operator. Must have served three years as a certified pump operator.
Must have successfully completed an Emergency Vehicle Operator course.
Any equivalent experience or training may be substituted for three years
as a Company certified pump operator, and the completion of the Emergency
Vehicle Operators course, if it is based on verifiable records.
Must possess a high school
diploma or equivalent;
Minimum of three (3) years
of extensive experience in firefighting work of a progressively responsible
Must have and maintain a
valid PA drivers license;
Completion of Hazardous
Materials First Responder, CPR, Basic 1st Aid & AED Certified or equivalent
training or education for aforementioned requirements.
Maintain communication among
Required to attend certification
classes and seminars outside of the immediate area, as well as pertinent
Ability to supervise subordinates,
maintain discipline, and cooperate with other officers and employees;
Ability to communicate verbally
and in writing to superiors in the form of presentations, reports;
Assist in preparation of
a master plan for future department operations;
Ability to complete written
reports of fires, emergencies, and inspections;
Must complete a minimum
of twenty (20) hours of training per year;
Hearing, seeing speaking;
Walking, bending, stooping,
kneeling, crouching and/or crawling.
Can expect to be called
at any time regardless of time or weather conditions.
Able to endure heights and
Able to endure extreme temperatures,
heavy smoke conditions, chemical, physical, and mechanical hazards;
Must have ability to lift/carry
heavy equipment and objects, either alone or with the assistance of others.
Reading, writing, communications;
Having contact with persons
experiencing adverse trauma;
Ability to make decisions
in emergency and pressure situations;
Communicating verbally and
in writing to superior officers;
Ability to comprehend and
complete tasks based on verbal and written objectives;