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Eligibility List for Position of Deputy Fire Chief/EMS Supervisor

Edwardsville Fire Department is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for the position of:  DEPUTY FIRE CHIEF/EMS SUPERVISOR.

Position is open for applications until August 20th, 2019.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:

The Deputy Fire Chief provides leadership and direction, and sets high standards in all aspects of the operations of the Fire Department, an employee in this class is responsible for planning, organizing and directing the operation of the Emergency Medical Service unit within the Fire Department. This position is also responsible for the coordination of Fire Department operations, administration and supervision of all training programs within the Fire Department, and management of all motor vehicle and equipment maintenance. These programs include: emergency response protocols, fire company training sessions, vehicle and equipment maintenance, and other inter-agency trainings.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

The Deputy Chief will work with the Fire Chief establishing priorities, strategies and initiatives for the operation to achieve the goals and objectives set out in the strategic plan. Work includes assisting with preparation and implementation of the annual budget, approval of new equipment and vehicles, investigation of citizens’ complaints and supervision of EMS operations and staff. Considerable independent judgment and initiative are required in planning and directing all activities, policies and procedures of a complex Emergency Medical Service. Considerable tact and courtesy are required in dealing with local, state and federal officials, hospital and medical staff, and the public. Duties are performed under the general direction of the Fire Chief through daily interactions, briefings, reports and the overall effectiveness of the Emergency Medical Service. Completes fire and EMS reports in compliance with State and Federal Reporting Requirements.

As a condition of employment, incumbents shall maintain an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic licensure during their employment period.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Requires considerable knowledge of the principles, practices and procedures of modern fire-based EMS operations and administration. Requires considerable knowledge of specialized practices of EMS functions to which assigned. Requires considerable knowledge of Medical Protocols, ordinances, department rules and regulations and the ability to enforce them tactfully and impartially. Knowledge of attaining the most potential from the employees under the command, by using the skills of good management effectively and fairly.

Requires ability to instruct subordinates in emergency medical techniques and methods and proper techniques in equipment operation. Ability to use this knowledge to assist in making decisions for mitigating emergency situations in the most efficient manner. Ability to lead, direct and supervise personnel effectively; to maintain discipline; to exercise sound judgment and to cooperate with other municipal officers and deal with the general public in a professional manner.

Ability to read, write and understand the English language and to comprehend written and verbal orders so communications will be disseminated to both superior officers and to subordinates accurately. Knowledge of patient care and handling. Knowledge and ability to direct all operations at emergency incidents and supervise the manpower involved, to safely and efficiently bring them to a conclusion.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

The employee must have graduated from a four-year college or university, a master’s degree in public administration, organizational leadership, emergency management or disaster planning is preferred. A minimum of ten (10) years of experience in fire and emergency medical services field, and five (5) years of progressively responsible experience as a Chief level officer or an administrative or supervisory capacity. Endorsement as, or ability to obtain endorsement as an Executive Fire Officer (NFA) from the National Fire Academy. Credentialed as, or ability to obtain Credentials as a Chief Fire Officer (CFO), or Chief Emergency Medical Services Officer (CEMSO) through the Center for Public Safety Excellence (CPSE).

LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications of Fire Officer II. State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic certification or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, 800 and complete Wildland Certifications of S-110, S-130, S-190 within 12 months of being hired. Maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or equivalent. Must possess or be eligible for a State of Kansas driver’s license.  Must successfully pass a background investigation with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to weapons, assault, controlled substances, or theft within the last 10 years.  Position is subject to successful completion of pre-employment drug testing.  Subject to a one-year probationary period. Ability to successfully complete written, physical, and oral exams during probationary period.

STARTING SALARY: Depending on Qualifications.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, three professional references, proof of Paramedic Licensure.  A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, or on the city web page. Return completed applications to the Fire Chief by mail to: Deputy Fire Chief Selection Attn: City of Edwardsville FD, P.O. Box 13738, Edwardsville, KS 66113

Eligibility List for Position of Fire Medic – Edwardsville Fire Department

Edwardsville Fire Department is accepting applications to create an eligibility list for the position of:  FIRE MEDIC.

Position is open for applications until Filled.

GENERAL DESCRIPTION:  This position, under minimal supervision, protects life and property by performing firefighting and EMS duties, administering emergency aid, mitigating hazardous materials situations and performing fire prevention duties.  Maintains Fire and EMS apparatus, equipment and facilities.

EXAMPLES OF WORK:

This is the entry-level classification in the Firefighter classification series, characterized by the responsibility to provide emergency services in fire suppression, first response medical services, and hazardous materials incidents.  The employee’s assignments, objectives, work methods, and sequence of steps are either specified or explained in general terms.  Work review is integrated into daily assignments.

Work includes, controlling and extinguishing fires using a variety of specialized equipment and techniques, evacuating persons from areas of danger, and performing emergency treatment. Work includes inspecting multi-occupancy and commercial buildings for fire hazards and violations of the Fire Code and instructing the public on the principles of fire preventions. The department also provides advanced life support and field paramedical work responding to emergency calls from the public to perform medical assistance with emphasis on the stabilization of patients to permit safe transport to a full-service medical facility. Contact with the general public, the comforting of patients, the reassuring of family and others in the vicinity, and cooperation with fire and police authorities are of major significance to this work. Duties are performed according to standard paramedical practices and established
drug therapy protocol. Work is performed under the general supervision of a fire officer. Completes fire and EMS reports in compliance with State and Federal Reporting Requirements.

As a condition of employment, incumbents shall maintain an Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic licensure during their employment period.  Depending upon the needs of the Fire Department, incumbents of positions in this classification and meet the standards established by the City of Edwardsville Fire Department may be assigned the specialty of Fire Medic.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:  Knowledge of firefighting and EMS procedures, practices and techniques.  Knowledge of testing, maintenance, inspection and operation of fire department apparatus, equipment and tools.  Skilled in the use of tools and equipment used in the repair and maintenance of department vehicles and equipment.  Must be a self-starter and have the ability to work independently and follow a job task through from start to finish.  Report writing skills and experience with computers essential.  Must possess good verbal and written communication skills. Must have basic knowledge of portable radio operations and be able to communicate clearly over a radio. Skilled in analyzing fire and emergency situations and providing an effective course of action. Skill in effectively dealing with people under stress.

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:  High school diploma or equivalent required, associate’s degree or higher preferred.  Current National Registry Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic, or State of Kansas Paramedic license, with one year of experience with an Advanced Life Support treatment and transport service. Certification and experience as a firefighter is preferred.

Maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or equivalent.

LICENSES AND SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) certifications of Firefighter I, Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper through the Kansas Fire Service Certification System are requirements for this position. The obtainment of Firefighter I will be waived for one (1) year from hire date. The obtainment of Firefighter II and ADO-Pumper certifications will be waived for three (3) years from hire date. State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic certification or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic. NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 and complete Wildland Certifications of S-110, S-130, S-190 within 12 months of being hired. Must possess or be eligible for a State of Kansas driver’s license.  Must successfully pass a background investigation with no felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions related to weapons, assault, controlled substances, or theft within the last 10 years.  Position is subject to successful completion of pre-employment drug testing.  Subject to a one-year probationary period. Ability to successfully complete written, physical, and oral exams during probationary period.

STARTING SALARY: $ 38,864.00, not including educational incentives.

TO APPLY:  Please submit a Resume, Cover Letter, three professional references, proof of Paramedic Licensure.  A complete job description and other necessary forms are available at City Hall, or on the city web page. Return completed applications to the Fire Chief by mail to: Fire Medic Selection Attn: City of Edwardsville FD, P.O. Box 13738, Edwardsville, KS 66113

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KSFFA Regional Fire School – Emporia – August

KSFFA Regional Fire School
hosted by Emporia Fire Department
August 3-4, 2019
Location: Flint Hills Technical College

Saturday Morning – 8:00 a.m.

  1. KSFFA Skills Trailer – 8 hours
  2. Rural Water Supply – 8 hours
  3. Farm Extrication – 12 hours
  4. Wildland – 8 hours
  5. Car Fires – 4 hours

Saturday Afternoon – 1:00 p.m.

  1. KSFFA Skills Trailer, cont.
  2. Rural Water Supply, cont.
  3. Farm Extrication, cont.
  4. Wildland, cont.
  5. Fire Rehab – 4 hours

Sunday Morning – 8:00 a.m.

  1. Reading Smoke
  2. Lessons Learned
  3. Farm Extrication, cont.
  4. Grain Elevators
  5. Chief Officers

Sunday NOON

  1. KSFFA Burn Trailer
  • These courses are offered at no charge.
  • These schools are open to all firefighters/EMS
  • The KSFFA furnishes medical insurance for all participants.
  • The KSFFA is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or equipment.
  • If you desire to have Firefighter One or Two testing, this must be pre-registered through Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.
  • The KSFFA offers fit testing with its porta-count machine at all regional fire school.

 

 

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KSFFA Regional Fire School – Downs – December 2019

KSFFA Regional Fire School
hosted by Downs Fire Department
Location: Lakeside High School, 1306 Morgan Ave, Downs, KS
December 14-15, 2019

 

Saturday Morning

  1. Engine Company Operation for Small Department – 8 hours
  2. Fire Behavior – 4 hours
  3. Chief Officer – 4 hours
  4. Basic Skills – KSFFA Skills Trailer

Saturday Afternoon

  1. Basic Skills – KSFFA Skills Trailer
  2. Engine Company Operation for Small Department, cont.
  3. Reading Smoke
  4. Firefighter Safety and Survival

Sunday Morning

  1. Lessons Learned
  2. Fire Streams and Hose Practices
  3. GPS for Emergencies & USAR Markings
  4. Emergency Vehicle Operations
  5. Grain Elevator Emergencies

Sunday Noon

  1. KSFFA Burn Trailer
  • These courses are offered at no charge.
  • These schools are open to all firefighters/EMS
  • The KSFFA furnishes medical insurance for all participants.
  • The KSFFA is not responsible for lost or damaged clothing or equipment.
  • If you desire to have Firefighter One or Two testing, this must be pre-registered through Kansas Fire & Rescue Training Institute.
  • The KSFFA offers fit testing with its porta-count machine at all regional fire school.

Contact Info – Chief Kail Schoen chief173.ks@gmail.com or KSFFA NW Trustee Justin Couse justincouse1973@hotmail.com, 785-420-0465

 

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