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Posted on: November 23, 2022

[ARCHIVED] Firefighter

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Closes On: December 23, 2022 at 04:30 PM EST

Job Status:Full-Time
Shift:8:00 AM - 8:00 AM
Days:Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Rate of Pay:$38,930 - $62,235

Definition of Class

Our Firefighters operate out of three stations and serve an area of 15 square miles that includes over 10,000 residences and 800 businesses.  The department provides fire suppression, emergency medical services, technical rescue, and hazardous materials mitigation to the City of Alcoa community.  The department uses some of the most up-to-date technology and actively supports the community through public fire education, fire prevention, and emergency response. Please click on the link to learn more.


This is entry level, general duty firefighting and rescue work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires, emergency medical for the protection of life and property. Firefighting and rescue activities are performed under close supervision and in accordance with well-defined procedures. A substantial amount of duty time is directed toward inspecting and maintaining equipment, performing supervised training, and maintaining quarters. Must be able to work 24 hour shifts. Assignments and work performed are received from departmental superiors in both firefighting and maintenance duties. This is a safety-sensitive position subject to drug and alcohol testing.

Essential Duties Performed

• Responds to emergency alarms;
• Forces entry of premises for firefighting, rescue and salvage operations;
• Performs firefighting activities that may include driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks;
• Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects;
• Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs;
• Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, hazardous communications, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities;
• As a Medical First Responder, responsibilities may include: gaining access to patients; providing appropriate and necessary care to incumbents level of training and transferring patient's care to more highly trained personnel;
• Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department property, makes minute repairs, and otherwise maintains quarters;
• Must possess and maintain physical strength and ability free of physical defects as determined reasonable in order to allow the effective execution of job responsibilities;
• Interacts in a professional and respectful manner with all employee’s and public;
• Must successfully complete annual physical ability test;
• Responds to off-duty alarms when requested;
• Demonstrates reliable attendance - must report to work as scheduled and on time.

• Participates in fire drills and attends training classes in firefighting, hazardous materials, first-aid, and related subjects;
• Performs general maintenance work in the up-keep of fire department property, cleans and washes walls and floors, makes minor repairs, washes and dries hose, paints, and otherwise maintains quarters;
• Responsible for maintenance and cleaning of equipment;
• Performs general maintenance on fire hydrants; trims weeds, paints, performs flow tests;
• May perform minor mechanical duties;
• Performs related work as assigned;
• Serves as a member of various employee teams;

Minimum Education Requirements

• Graduation from a standard four (4) year high school or equivalent and at least eighteen (18) years old;
• Ability to successfully complete the State's firefighter and A-EMT and HMTO certification program in given time frame as outlined:
1. Firefighter I Certification between the first and second year of employment;
2. Firefighter II Certification between the second and third year of employment;
3. Must meet State of Tennessee requirements as a certified Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) within three (3) years of employment; Paramedic will satisfy this requirement;
4. Must complete TEMA Hazardous Materials Technician Certification Program within five (5) years of employment;
• Must maintain all required certifications;

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