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Fire Department Lead Specialist in Clinton, MS at Continental

Date Posted: 1/2/2019

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    Clinton, MS
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Job Description

Fire Department Lead Specialist
Lead and supervise all members of a respective fire brigade team, initial response teams, perform skilled firefighting and emergency medical service work. Assist in the responsibility to ensure that all apparatus along with equipment and the respective fire station is in a constant state of readiness. Instruct other members of the fire brigade and initial response; and are responsible for their performance at the scene of a fire or emergency medical incident. Other duties include, but not limited to: Perform duties of Incident Commander, staff medical office within designated capabilities, oversee staffing of medical office as requested, perform emergency response and evacuation training and drills, conduct spill response and training activities, conduct facility fire system and equipment inspections, and other duties as assigned for supporting ESH Department.
Core Responsibilities
• Communicate activities with the Command Staff and respective station members. Demonstrates continuous effort to improve operations, decrease turnaround times, streamline.
• Establish relationships with the community to foster unified command situations and establish coordinated efforts for fire and emergency response.
• Participates in the inspection and testing of fire service equipment, including building fire suppression systems including those required by authority having jurisdiction.
• Perform periodic apparatus and building inspections and report needed repairs.
• Maintain building, station and apparatus condition.
• Supervise the keeping of fire apparatus and equipment in a state of readiness. Identify system equipment requirements.
• Develop and maintain a budget for the site fire protection program that includes the training of personnel and replacement of necessary equipment.
• Ensure station personnel are familiar and proficient with the Fire Department’s guidelines. Attend in-service classes in firefighting, emergency medical services, and related duties.
• Complete all requirements as stated in Standard Operating Guideline.
• Maintains and improves certification levels as necessary and appropriate for self and all team members.
• Develop standard Operating Procedures for the Fire Department.
• Ensure the system is reviewed annually and changes made for continuous improvement.
• Communicate plans to external and internal parties. Include in the training plan for the site.
• Writes reports of all fires, related emergency activities, reports concerning the use of and condition of apparatus, related equipment, and supplies.
• Respond to fire / medical incidents and other related emergency requests.
• Direct and coordinate emergency scene activities unless and until relieved of command by higher ranking officer as identified in site Incident Response Program.
• Supervise search and rescue operations. Coordinate the laying of hose lines and the placement of ladders; direct pressure and use of water streams, and direct ventilation procedures, salvage operations, and overhaul activities.
• Administer emergency medical services to injured persons, including basic and advanced techniques to minimize injury.
• Provide support and operate medical office as required.
• Duties include providing, but not limited to, 1st aid, CPR, injury support, injury follow-up, incident investigation, routine health screening, site 1st aid and CPR training.

Basic Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science or 10 years related experience in lieu of degree.
EMT or Paramedic training and certification required
• 5+ years of Experience in Fire Fighting principals, practices and procedures
• Management functions with several levels of responsibility, leading people with diversity of knowledge and behavior
• Experience with Emergency medical service techniques
• Operation and maintenance of various types of apparatus and equipment used by fire department functions
• Knowledge of Fire and salvage overhaul operations
• Knowledge of Unified Command Structures and Systems
• Work on Projects and or Project follow up
• Risks analyses and knowledge about Insurance company requirements
• Observe or monitor people’s behavior to determine compliance with prescribed operating or safety standards, or to assess patient condition.
Preferred Qualifications
• NIMS training up to Incident Command Level
Bachelors degree
• Not required international assignments, however experience on foreign companies is preferable. Implementation of Firefighting related SOPs and unified command experience


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