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General Job Description

Responds to emergencies and provides fire suppression services.  Performs search and rescue in active emergency situations. Responds to medical calls and administers emergency medical care. Transports patients as needed. Performs rescue and extrication operations. Performs general firefighting and rescue duties as assigned. Inspects commercial businesses and premises for compliance with fire prevention laws and ordinances. Provides public education regarding fire and safety.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Responds to fire alarms, emergency medical service calls and other emergency calls.

Performs fire suppression functions including rescue, deploying and operating hose, ventilating roofs, performing salvage work after fires, and other related tasks associated with fire suppression.

Administers first aid and emergency medical services to injured persons.

Inspects, cleans and maintains apparatus, equipment, quarters and grounds.

Conducts inspections of businesses and hydrants to ensure compliance with city ordinances pertaining to fire prevention codes.

Participates in and occasionally conducts fire training classes and drills.

Performs related duties, such as physical training each shift.

Education and Experience

High School Diploma or GED

Licenses and Certifications

Possession of a valid driver’s license

Firefighter Basic Fire Certification from the Texas Commission on Fire Protection

Paramedic Certification from the Texas Department of State Health Services

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices and procedures of modern fire suppression and fire prevention including hazardous materials, building construction features and electrical hazards.

Principles, practices and skills of emergency medical care, including Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) and Automatic External Defibrillation (AED).

Emergency medical methods and procedures.

Departmental rules and regulations.

Skill in:

The use and manipulation of tools and apparatus used in fighting fires.

The operation of firefighting apparatus and related equipment.

Communicating verbally and in writing.

Ability to:

Engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity, which under emergency situations may require long working hours under emotional stress.

Exercise a high degree of self-discipline.

Participate in physical fitness programs and comply with departmental medical and fitness requirements.

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with the general public, co-workers, elected and appointed officials and members of diverse cultural and linguistic backgrounds, regardless of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital status, political affiliation, familial status, disability, sexual orientation, pregnancy, or gender identity and expression.

Starting pay $63,305.32 DOE


48/96 shift schedule

11 paid holidays

Vacation/Sick leave

TMRS Retirement matched at 2:1

457b retirement plan

BlueCross/BlueCross medical/dental/vision insurance paid up to 100% for employee & up to 90% for dependents

$15,000 Life Insurance

Supplemental insurance available

Flexible spending