Job Opening – Firefighter/EMT – Olathe Fire Department

$40,300.00 Annually
Olathe, KS
Job Type
Full-Time, Benefits Eligible
Job Number
10/12/2018 10:00 PM Central
The Firefighter-EMT responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, urban search & rescue and other calls to protect life and property; to participate in all hazards risk reduction and training; and to maintain fire department facilities and firefighting equipment.
Key Responsibilities
  • Respond to fire alarms with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders; ventilate burning structures; enter buildings to evacuate occupants.
  • Perform search and rescue of individuals in hazardous environments including collapsed buildings, auto accidents, hazardous material spills, and confined spaces.
  • Obtain and preserve evidence at a fire scene; participate in determining fire origins and causes.
  • Operate all types of fire operation and rescue equipment .
  • Respond to emergency medical incidents; analyze patient needs and administer basic emergency medical care; assist paramedics at medical emergencies.
  • Respond to a variety of general emergency rescue calls including auto accidents, gas system leaks and animals in distress.
  • Provide training and instruction of special rescue skills; teach and demonstrate special techniques.
  • Inspect building structures for pre-emergency planning and compliance with fire codes; prepare reports and citations; explain City fire codes and fire prevention policies and procedures to the public.
  • Participate in fire drills; attend training sessions on firefighting techniques, emergency medical care and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
  • Obtain adequate continuing education units to maintain EMT Certification.
Experience & Education
Any combination of experience and education that would likely provide the required knowledge, skills and abilities is acceptable. A typical way to obtain the knowledge, skills and abilities would be:
Two years of firefighting experience is preferred.
High school diploma or GED.
Supplemental Information
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license – Non Commercial Class B or Other State equivalent.
  • Ability to obtain a Kansas EMT certificate and/or National Registry EMT certificate.
  • Firefighter I or II certificates (preferred)
  • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certification; current within one-year at time of employment offer.
  • Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) certificate.
City of Olathe
City Hall 100 East Santa Fe

Olathe, Kansas, 66061




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