The Firefighter is required to work in 24 hour shift assignments, including weekends and holidays, and may be required to work overtime with little or no notice. He must be able to work closely with others as part of a team. During shift he must be able to respond quickly to calls day or night.
The work environments may vary from extreme heat to extreme cold, from extreme heights to extremely close quarters. Work environments often are low visibility. These situations are increased by heavy and confining protective wear, heavy tools, and self-contained breathing devices.
There is exposure to chemicals and/or hazardous materials on a daily basis, including but not limited to, engine fluids, gasoline, toxic fumes, bodily fluids, and bio-hazardous materials.
Tools and Equipment Used:
Purpose of Position:
For this position, the candidate is a new recruit. Requirements for this position include: (1) must be over 18 years of age, (2) must have a valid driver’s license, (3) must have proof of completion of high school, or GED (4) must pass the Adult Equivalency Exam, (5) must pass CPAT for physical agility, and (6) must pass an oral interview. Once hired and to remain a Firefighter, the candidate must successfully complete Firefighter 1001 I & II at the Mississippi Fire Academy.
The duties listed above are intended to be used only as an illustration of various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and the requirements of the job may change.
Minimum Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
Skills and Abilities:
Physical Demands Require The Ability To:
Orientation for all Applicants: May 29th @ 6:00 p.m.
CPAT Dates: June 9th, June 23rd, July 7th