Firefighter Job Summary

We are looking for a skilled and trained firefighter to join our department. The ideal candidate will have some experience, but we do train.

The firefighter will be responsible for protecting the community, responding to emergency situations, putting out fires. As a firefighter, you will also be responsible for educating the community on fire safety, and conducting physical drills and training.

Firefighter Duties and Responsibilities

  • Respond to emergency calls
  • Connect hoses to truck, fire hydrants, or pumps
  • Operate and drive fire truck and other emergency vehicles
  • Responsible for upkeep and proper storage and care for safety gear
  • Maintain, clean, and repair all firefighting equipment, gear, and tools
  • Train and participate in physical practice drills and activities
  • Provide medical assistance and care
  • Follow all procedures when arriving at scene of fire in a fast and orderly manner
  • Use all tools available to control and extinguish fires
  • Retrieve and rescue occupants of in burning buildings
  • Provide assistance to medical and police teams when arriving at emergency scenes
  • Oversee extinguishing of fires, hazardous materials, oils, and other wastes
  • Report on all emergencies and provide notes for further investigations
  • Educate members of the community on fire safety and prevention

Firefighter Requirements and Qualifications

  • High school degree or GED, required
  • Must meet all state firefighter training and certification standards
  • Previous experience as a firefighter or in an apprenticeship or as a volunteer firefighter preferred
  • Physically able to stand, squat, move, run; able to lift 45 pounds or more on a daily basis; able to lift and rescue victims and those who need medical assistance; able to perform all physical firefighter duties including climbing ladders, using tools, breaking into debris, and moving swiftly in firefighter safety gear
  • Able to work nights, weekends, and holidays
  • Strong analytical and practical skills are required
  • Able to think fast, and make life-or-death decisions under pressure
  • Able to work in a fast-paced, intense environments

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Phone: For emergencies, call 9-1-1
Fax: For non-emergencies, call (314) 521-0448
Kinloch, MO 63140
5684 Martin Luther King Blvd