Key Accountabilities and Challenges
Follow the direction of the Shift Foreman
To respond to only those events which they are assigned by the Shift Foreman
Not to undertake any emergency response activity without direct supervision of a Shift Foreman or Station Supervisor
Seek assistance when they are not comfortable with the task assigned
Respond immediately and safely to emergency calls and request for assistance, if and when necessary.
Attend to emergency incidents including fires, roads accidents, floods, bomb incidents, spillages of dangerous substances and rail and air crashes.
Rescue trapped people and animals.
Minimize distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive.
Clean up and check the site after dealing with an incident
Take time to become familiar with local streets, roads and buildings around their own and nearby fire stations in order to respond to emergency calls with the utmost speed and efficiency.
Inspect and maintain the appliance (fire engine) and its equipment e.g. assist in the testing of fire hydrants and checking emergency water supplies.
Undertake drills and physical training and generally maintain the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a fireman.
Participate in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters.
Maintain links with the local community and educate and inform the public to help promote fire safety, e.g. giving talks in schools and to local organizations, and home visits to offer advice.
Safeguard own and other people’s personal safety at all times.
Respond quickly to unforeseen circumstances as they arise.
Perform any other duties assigned by the Superintendent
Excellent written and oral communications skills
Must oversee general safety behavioral surveys when required (Think, Toolbox talks, etc.)
Skills, Knowledge & Experience
Basic Safety Awareness
Good communications skills
First Aid training
Experience of emergency response highly regarded
Fluency in Spanish & English highly regarded
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