- Job Description
This is a part-time position established to assist the Bellaire Fire Department during manpower shortages. The purpose of this position is to control and extinguish fires, participate in search and rescue missions, respond to medical emergencies, and administer life saving measures. This is accomplished by treating ill or injured patients, corresponding with hospital staff, compiling reports, responding to fire alarms, operating City equipment and vehicles, participating in Fire Department activities, assisting in securing scenes, and responding to directives of incident commanders and superiors. Other duties include, assisting in the maintenance of the fire stations and grounds, and participating in the testing of equipment.
- Examples of Duties
Performs paramedic duties by providing life support care to the ill and injured; providing cardiac monitoring; performing detailed physical exams; corresponding with on duty physician at the hospital; transporting the ill and injured to the appropriate medical care facility; operating emergency vehicles; and cleaning and maintaining equipment.
Performs administrative duties by preparing and maintaining reports.
Maintains the vehicles and station by conducting inspections; performing minor preventative maintenance repairs, and ensuring apparatus have been disinfected.
Performs firefighter duties by operating firefighting equipment and apparatus; responding to fire alarms; performing hose, salvage, and overhaul operations; and rescuing individuals.
- Minimum Qualifications
Applicants must have a Class "B" Texas Drivers' License; high school Diploma or equivalent; be at least age 21. Must be able to communicate effectively both verbally and in writing. Must have successfully completed Basic Firefighter Certification by Texas Fire Commission, EMT required, Paramedic/National Registered Paramedic preferred.
- Supplemental Information
Requires ability to wear SCBA and work 48 hour shifts. Experience with a municipal 911 fire/EMS service preferred. Requires working odd shifts with short notice, including holidays and weekends.
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