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Posted on: November 20, 2019

Township Hiring Part-Time Firefighter

East Whiteland Township seeks a qualified individual to perform fire/rescue and EMS protection; serves as EMT, Vehicle Rescue Technician or Hazardous Material Operation Technician; serves as driver on Fire/Rescue/EMS apparatus.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

Provides suppression, rescue, ventilation, salvage and overhaul duties; positions apparatus, operate pumps, generators, sets and controls water pressures, assures ample water supply

Performs routine maintenance of fire station and grounds, apparatus and equipment, assists with fire preplans and emergency response; Performs daily inventory of medical supplies on ambulance and weekly inventory of equipment on fire apparatus; Inspects Township properties for compliance with codes and ordinances; Conducts Fire Prevention Activities; obtains updated information from businesses and preplan documents; checks and tests fire/smoke alarms and sprinkler systems, local sprinkler and hydrant locations; locates hazardous materials; checks for clearance of emergency exits; creates maps and indexes; Attends and participates in fire company training sessions.

DESIRED MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS - Knowledge of comprehensive knowledge of fire suppression and emergency rescue techniques, thorough knowledge of building designs as they relate to fire suppression, rescue and fire behavior, thorough knowledge of maintenance of mechanical pumps and engines and hydraulics, thorough knowledge of Fire Company rules and regulations after employment, thorough knowledge of Township Fire Prevention Code, PA Act 45 (Emergency Response), N.F.P.A. regulations.

ABILITIES:  Skilled in operation of emergency vehicles, fire suppression and emergency rescue, Fire/Rescue/EMS use of tools and equipment.  Ability to cooperate with co-workers, work independently but remain flexible in accordance with shifting priorities, adhere to safety standards and recognize safety warnings and hazards, inspect equipment, diagnose nature of problem and take action or recommend course of action, communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing, clear vision and sound hearing to avoid possible hazards, including moving vehicles and equipment.

LICENSES, CERTIFICATES, SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • A valid Pennsylvania Commercial Driver’s License (CDL)
  • Pennsylvania Firefighter I Certification
  • Pennsylvania EMT-B Certification

PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEMANDS

Physical Demands includes climbing up and down ladders and working at considerable heights, strenuous and hazardous tasks under emergency conditions, transporting personnel and loads weighing up to 200 pounds, wearing self-contained breathing apparatus and the ability to work for extended periods.

Mental Demands involves responding to stressful emergency situations and analyzing situations and adopting quick responses.

DESIRED TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

Any combination of education and experience which indicates possession of the skills, knowledge and abilities listed above.  An example of acceptable qualifications for this position is 3 years firefighting experience; Nationally Certified Firefighter I, Driver Operator and Hazardous Materials Operations; Certificate of completion of PA State Essentials of Firefighting (Basic Firefighting), Certificate of completion for PA State Pump Operations Class, State Certification in Vehicle Rescue, Current EMT Certificate, Current CPR Card, PA Commercial Driver’s License, Class B w/ airbrakes and tanks, 2 years’ experience as an EMT and 1 year experience as a pump operator.

Please submit application/resume, including a list of certifications to Human Resources located at 209 Conestoga Road Frazer, PA 19355 or via email to humanresources@eastwhiteland.org 


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