Position Classification Title: Fire Fighter/EMT
Position Classification Code: O3006
Job Family: Safety and Security
Pay Level: 06
Exempt Status: Non-exempt
This description is intended to describe the general nature of the work being performed. It is not intended to be a complete list of specific duties of any particular position. Duties, responsibilities and bargaining unit eligibility may vary based on the specific tasks assigned to the position.
Purpose of Classification:
Under supervision, responds to fire and other emergencies. Performs fire suppression activities, basic life support and prevents property loss on NMSU Las Cruces campus and surrounding community. Assists with fire prevention programs and associated activities such as fire station tours and fire safety presentations. Provides non -emergency services as requested. Ensure completion of incident reports and activity reports.
Standard Duties:
Responds to fire and other emergencies and provides basic life support and/or prevents property loss to NMSU Las Cruces campus and surrounding communities. Assists with inspections of buildings to insure fire code/life safety compliance. Participate in any fire or EMS training as identified by Fire Chief. Keeps up-to-date on equipment and protocols and procedures. Participate on continuing Ed courses to maintain their EMS licenses. Ensure that ATV's, fire apparatus and passenger vehicles are response ready. This is not a full representation of all duties and may be assigned other duties as needed by the department.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge and understanding of fire safety and prevention principles, practices, standards and resources. Knowledge and understanding of local, State, and Federal fire/safety regulations and codes. Knowledge of related accreditation and certification requirements. Knowledge of and skill in the application of basic on-site emergency medical protocols and procedures. Knowledge of the use of emergency medical transport procedures, facilities, and equipment. Knowledge of emergency medical equipment maintenance regulations and policy standards.
Operation and maintenance of firefighting, rescue, EMS equipment and tools required by the position, life support techniques and emergency medical care. Records maintenance experience, computer skills, fire reporting and fire software knowledge. Above average technical reading, writing and oral communication.
Ability to react calmly and effectively in emergency situations. Ability to assess and prioritize multiple tasks, projects and demands, communicate effectively in verbal and written form; establish and maintain effective working relations with co-workers; and other firefighting and emergency services agencies. Ability to provide guidance and support to lower level EMT staff and/or students. Ability to maintain quality, safety and/or infection control standards
Minimum Qualifications:
   Education- High School Diploma, or GED certificate.
   Experience- One (1) year of experience as a paid, full-time firefighter or two (2) years in a volunteer or combination paid/volunteer type fire department or an equivalent combination of training and experience.
   Equivalency- Completion of a post-secondary degree may substitute for years of experience.
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