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Firefigher Job Duties

Firefigher Job Duties

Firefighters for the Unified Fire Authority perform the following duties:

  • Responds to alarms;
  • performs basic life support;
  • provides appropriate medical care at emergency scenes;
  • records and documents pertinent information related to the emergency incident;
  • interacts with other agencies in a professional and cooperative manner;
  • performs under emergency conditions which may require strenuous exertion in the face of such handicaps as smoke, heat and cramped conditions;
  • performs in working conditions which involve such events as chemical spills, explosions, floods, and electrical hazards;
  • responds to fire alarm and other emergencies;
  • drives fire apparatus to the scene;
  • operates two-way radio in apparatus;
  • records address and details from radio;
  • firefighting, extinguishing and rescue operations while wearing self-contained breathing apparatus;
  • raises, climbs and operates from ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings;
  • ventilates burning buildings by opening roofs and floors;
  • performs ‚Äúpost-fire” operations, including laying salvage covers, sweeping and pumping water, and removing debris at fire scene;
  • locates and removes victims trapped in burning, smoke filled buildings;
  • calms distraught victims, relatives or spectators at emergency scenes;
  • extricates trapped and injured victims from auto accidents;
  • assists the fire crew in performing routine inspections of business establishments, fire hydrants, etc.;
  • inspects and cleans apparatus and equipment;
  • performs daily and weekly maintenance of fire division buildings, grounds and equipment;
  • participates in frequent training sessions to maintain basic firefighting skills and also to keep up-to-date on any new technical developments in the Fire Service.