Job Opening – Firefighter/Paramedic – Olathe Fire Department

Salary
$45,331.10 Annually
Location
Olathe, KS
Job Type
Full-Time, Benefits Eligible
Department
Fire
Job Number
201800153
Closing
10/12/2018 10:00 PM Central
Description
The Firefighter-Paramedic responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous material incidents, urban search & rescue and other calls to protect life and property; to participate in fire and medical training, all hazards risk reduction and to maintain the station, firefighting and medical equipment.  Provides medical treatment at the paramedic level as described in the Johnson County Medical Protocols and Standard Operating Guidelines of the Olathe Fire Department.
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; provide advanced and basic emergency medical procedures to the sick and injured as defined in the Johnson County Medical Protocols.
  • Must be proficient with medical protocols, all medical equipment and medications utilized by the Olathe Fire Department.  Must also be proficient with all fire department APG’s in reference to the Management of Controlled Substances.
  • Responsible for checking and maintaining all medical equipment and medications.
  • 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 fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
  • Obtain adequate continuing education units to maintain Paramedic Certification.
Experience & Education
EXPERIENCE AND EDUCATION GUIDELINES:
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:
Experience:
Two years of firefighting experience and/or two years experience as a certified paramedic, preferable.
Education:
High school diploma or GED, National Registry or state paramedic certification and college level course work in fire science, fire administration or a related field.
Supplemental Information
  • Possession of, or ability to obtain a valid driver’s license – Non Commercial Class B or Other State equivalent.
  • Ability to obtain Kansas Paramedic certificate and/or National Registry Paramedic 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.
Agency
City of Olathe
Address
City Hall 100 East Santa Fe

Olathe, Kansas, 66061

Phone
913-971-8774

 

 

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