Job Description
Fire Fighter/Paramedic
Department:
Reports To:
Fire
Fire Chief
Salary Grade: P-9 – Range $23,296-$37,856 (11.20-18.20)
FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt
Purpose:
Under supervision, responds to fire alarms, emergency medical calls, and other emergency calls to protect life and property;
participates in fire training, fire prevention, public education, station and equipment maintenance activities, operates a
paramedic unit in response to medical emergencies and provides definitive medical care.
Duties, Functions and Responsibilities:
Essential duties and functions, pursuant to the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following. Incumbents may not perform all of
the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and
changing business practices. Other related duties as assigned.
 Responds to alarms involving fire, all types of accidents, gas leaks, flooded structures, hazardous substances, and life saving and
rescue work.
 Places fire hoses, sets ladders, operates fire streams, ventilates and enters burning structures to extinguish fires and perform rescue
services.
 Performs salvage and overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and prevent water damage.
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Performs first aid and life saving duties.
Operates pneumatic and auxiliary equipment such as generators and pumps.
Stands fire watches.
Drives fire apparatus and/or acts as Engineer as assigned, if properly certified.
Provides definitive care and treatment in the field to persons in life threatening medical situations, under radio direction of a mobile
intensive care unit physician or nurse.
 Supports and assists other Firefighter/Paramedics as directed on medical calls.
 Operates a paramedic vehicle safely; treats and transports patients in accordance Emergency Medical Services protocol and
department policy.
 Prepares and maintains a variety of records and reports such as controlled drug inventory, equipment and station logs, and EMS
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reports.
Inspects and performs maintenance on hydrants.
Performs decontamination procedures in compliance with regulations.
Engages in drills and participates in self-directed exercise program to maintain physical fitness.
Studies and keeps up to date on City geography, department rules, regulations, procedures and other training and job related
materials.
Washes, polishes, and performs preventive maintenance on fire apparatus and equipment.
Cleans and maintains fire station and grounds.
Updates station bulletin boards and maps.
In the event of a major fire or emergency, may be called in from off duty to work an extended period of time.
Presents programs and participates in the department’s public relations programs as assigned.
Performs related work as required.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Must possess required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience and to be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable
accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.
Knowledge of:
 Firefighting and EMS procedures and equipment.
 Fire ground tactics and strategy; emergency incident management, specifically the Incident Command System (ICS); principles of
incident safety; automatic and mutual aid agreements; hazardous materials procedures; and confined space and technical rescue
techniques.
 Hazardous materials, fire prevention procedures and related codes.
 Rescue operations and procedures.
 Texas vehicular laws related to operation of various firefighting and rescue apparatus.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as
declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of
management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other
duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Job Description
Fire Fighter/Paramedic
Department:
Reports To:
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Fire
Fire Chief
Salary Grade: P-9 – Range $23,296-$37,856 (11.20-18.20)
FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt
Safety principles and practices related to the Fire Service.
Policies, procedures, rules and regulations of the Sanger Fire Department and the City of Sanger.
Geography and street layout of the City and surrounding area.
Laws and regulations pertaining to fire and emergency medical services operations.
Personal Protective Equipment.
Pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Algebraic and arithmetic computations.
English usage, spelling, grammar and punctuation.
Principles and practices of customer service
Ability to:
 Provide medical care according to department policies and medical protocols.
 Perform frequent lifting and moving of patients.
 Operate department equipment in a safe manner.
 Perform competently under extreme pressure and in stressful situations.
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Make accurate observations and rapid judgments.
Understand a variety of procedural instructions; written and oral, and convert to proper actions.
Give oral instructions to others.
Prepare clear, concise, accurate written reports.
Deal tactfully and effectively with the general public.
Work cooperatively with others and contribute to a successful team effort.
Maintain physical endurance and agility.
Demonstrate an awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the community.
Minimum Qualifications:
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Self control and willingness to adapt to a military like discipline.
Demonstrate a positive attitude and loyalty to the department’s values and mission.
Have visual acuity needed to discern traffic signs and house numbers from approximately 50 feet, often in dim light and distinguish
between the colors of red, yellow and green.
Must be certified by the Department of State Health Services as an EMT/Paramedic, licensed Paramedic or national registry
Paramedic.
Certified by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection as a structural firefighter basic.
Motivation for self improvement and development through continued education in formal classes or self study as well as
maintaining physical fitness.
Have and maintain high moral and ethical standards.
Comply with established policies, procedures, rules, and regulations.
Maintain the skills and knowledge required to perform the job.
Complete an additional twenty (20) CE hours above the State requirement annually in one or more of the following areas as
approved by the Fire Chief: Leadership, Customer Service, Supervision, Building Construction, Strategy and Tactics, Sprinklers.
Develop new skills and knowledge to meet the changing demands of the job.
Receive a satisfactory or above rating on evaluations.
Remain a positive and productive member of the organization.
Conditions of Employment:
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Citizen of the United States of America.
High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Ability to read, write and converse fluently in English.
Must have and maintain a valid Texas Class “B” Drivers License and must meet the City’s driving standards.
Must have/obtain and maintain all certifications and licenses required by the City of Sanger.
Must have and maintain a valid Department State Health Services Paramedic, licensed Paramedic or NREMT Paramedic.
Must have and maintain a valid State of Texas structural firefighter certificate.
Maintain a clean criminal record excluding minor traffic violations.
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as
declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of
management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other
duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
Job Description
Fire Fighter/Paramedic
Department:
Reports To:
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Fire
Fire Chief
Salary Grade: P-9 – Range $23,296-$37,856 (11.20-18.20)
FLSA: Standard/Non-Exempt
Maintain mental and physical fitness.
Must be able to work a 24-48 hour work schedule.
Must pass a drug test, physical examination, driver’s license check, criminal history background check, credit check, and social
security number verification check.
Preferences:
Bilingual in Spanish and English
This job description is not an employment agreement, contract agreement or contract. Management has
the exclusive right to alter this job description at any time without notice.
I have read and understand this job description. By signing below I further understand and agree that this
job description applies to my current position and that I am responsible for meeting the requirements
outlined in this job description.
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Signature
Date: ____________________________________
This description is intended to indicate the kinds of tasks and levels of work difficulty required of the position given this title and shall not be construed as
declaring what the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position shall be. It is not intended to limit or in any way modify the right of
management to assign, direct and control the work of employees under supervision. The listing of duties and responsibilities shall not be held to exclude other
duties not mentioned that are of similar kind or level of difficulty.
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