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Firefighter Paramedic

Company: City of Concord
Location: Concord
Posted on: November 17, 2022

Job Description:







Salary





$56,259.84 - $81,506.88 Annually





Location





Concord, NH







Job Type


Full-Time




Department


Fire







Job Number


2022-94









Description
DEPARTMENT: Concord Fire Department

TYPICAL WORK SHIFT/SCHEDULE: 24 hour shifts, 42 hours paid weekly.

STARTING SALARY: $25.76 with comprehensive benefits package. Top of Scale is $37.32.
Program eligible for On the Job Training Benefits under the GI Bill.

CLOSING DATE: As of 8/3/22 this posting remains open until all positions have been filled..

TO FILL IMMEDIATE VACANCIES-APPLICATIONS REVIEWED DAILY
APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS:

All applicants must complete and submit an online application and resume through the City of Concord Human Resources job application website which can be accessed at www.concordnh.gov. Applications will be reviewed daily.

Additional Instructions:

Applicants must meet the hiring standards as defined in NH Fire Standards and Training Commission Administrative Rules: Chapter Fire 700.

Following review of application upon receipt additional testing will be conducted to include a swim test for the top candidates. The swim test date will be determined dependent on the number of applications received. Applicants will be required to complete an oral board and thorough background check to include criminal record check, driver's record check, references check, medical exam.

A City Application is required. Applications may be completed online at www.concordnh.gov. For more information on applying, please call the Human Resources Department at (603) 225-8535 (voice) or TTY at 800-735-2964 or 7-1-1. The City of Concord is an Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/DP/V/LGBTQ

SUMMARY: Performs responsible work related to fire suppression, fire prevention education, rescue, hazardous material, and basic and advanced emergency medical services.
Examples of Duties
Performs work related to fire suppression, fire prevention education, rescue, Hazardous Material, and advanced emergency medical services.

Conducts searches of fire building interiors for rescue of trapped persons; performs ventilation, overhaul, and advancement of hose lines to apply water to fire.

Evacuates people from hazardous areas such as burning buildings, hazardous atmospheres, damaged motor vehicles, and areas pending weather damage.

Drives, positions, and operates firefighting and rescue vehicles and watercraft independently and under direction.

Conducts basic phases of rescues from heights, building collapse, confined space entry, swift water, trenches/cave-in, ice/cold water, and extrication of injured persons from machinery, motor vehicles, and heavy equipment.

Performs basic and advanced emergency medical care for both the sick and injured; records personal and medical information of patients.

Completes digital media and medical-legal documentation of every patient care contact under the auspices of a state law requiring completion within twenty-four hours of event.

Provides direct supervision of Firefighter/EMTs while mitigating every medical emergency as the primary caregiver; directs all staff on scene toward the common goal of immediate stabilization and transport of the patient.

Determines and documents the medical necessity of emergency medical care for each patient under the federal Medicare and Medicaid requirements.

Explains to and documents for each patient the Health Insurance Privacy and Portability Act (HIPPA).

Develops, operates within, and reports findings on emergency medical pilot programs, including treatment modalities and equipment trials.

Operates a variety of general office equipment and communication equipment.

Ensures the continual access to fire hydrants year round, including removing ice and snow.

Maintains station, grounds, and equipment/apparatus; cleans and disinfects medical and rescue equipment; restocks supplies.

Completes requisitions, reports, repair orders, and maintenance checklists as required.

May serve as a member of a specialized team.

Performs other related duties as assigned.
Typical Qualifications
Education and Experience:

High school diploma or GED;
OR
Any combination of education, training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities required for the job.

Licenses and Certifications (must maintain):

Valid New Hampshire Driver's License.

New Hampshire EMS Providers License- Paramedic (within 120 days of appointment)

New Hampshire Firefighter II (within 120 days of appointment)

Hazardous Materials - Operations.

Nationally Registered Paramedic (within 120 days of appointment)

Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI) in accordance with NH Bureau of EMS Prerequisite Protocols (Must be acquired when eligible.)
Supplemental Information
MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT USED:

Advanced Life Support Ambulance
Aerial Ladder and Elevating Platform
Air Bags
Body Substance Isolation Materials
Cascade System
Chemical Detectors
Cold Water Rescue Suits
Computers
Cutting and Spreading Tools
Cutting Torches
EKG
Extinguishers
Fire Pumps and Tanker
Foam Systems
General Office Equipment
Generators
Ground and Specialty Ladders
Hand Tools
High Angle Rescue Rope Equipment
Inflatable Water Rescue Craft
Infrared Thermal Imaging Camera
Medical Equipment required for Paramedic
Military Forestry Trucks
Protective Clothing
Radiological Monitoring Equipment
Reference Materials
Rescue Struts & Shoring
Saws
Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
Stabilization Tools
Station Maintenance Tools
Ventilation Fans
Water Appliances

Knowledge of:

Principles, practices, methods, procedures, training techniques, equipment, and apparatus used in modern firefighting, rescue operations, and emergency treatment, and in the protection of life and property from fire.

Fire prevention methods and techniques.

Safe and effective rescue techniques.

Fire and EMS radio procedures.

Geography of the city, including major streets and landmarks.

Municipal water system and drafting techniques.

Computer and communications operations.

Infectious and communicable diseases and the means of preventing them.

Tactical interpersonal dynamics under high stress conditions to mitigate all medical emergencies.

Human body systems, with a detailed focus on the cardiovascular, respiratory, neuralgic, and endocrine systems.

Multi-systems trauma evaluations and appropriate use of receiving hospital systems and trauma team activation.

Emergency pharmaceutical agents.

NIFRS, TEMSIS, and CFD computer systems.

Skill in:

Use of fire suppression equipment and apparatus.

Use of emergency medical instruments and supplies.

Advanced Life Support techniques.

Interpreting and detecting subtleties of 12 lead EKGs for the purpose of diagnosis, treatment, and receiving hospital system, cardiac catheterization lab activation.

Rapid Sequence Intubation (RSI)

Performing interosseus needle insertions, crycothyrotomys, and chest decompressions.

Working with new protocols, equipment, and procedures within an emergency environment.

Interpersonal relations.

Mental and Physical Abilities to:

Establish and maintain effective working relationships with civic officials, groups, and the general public.

Interpret and apply rules, regulations, policies, and procedures.

Deal courteously and diplomatically with the general public.

Work quickly under physically and emotionally stressful situations.

Work at great heights or in other hazardous situations.

Learn information related to the performance of firefighting and paramedic duties.

Must be physically fit with substantial physical endurance.

While performing essential functions of this job, employee is regularly expected to stand, walk, reach with hands and arms, climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk, hear, smell, lift and/or move up to and in excess of 100 pounds, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel.

Working Conditions:

While performing essential functions of this position, employee is occasionally exposed to wet or humid conditions, work in high precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, outdoor weather conditions, extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, flames, blood, airborne pathogens, and hostile or offensive patients.

Incumbent's working conditions are typically quiet, but may become very loud responding to emergency calls and at the scene of a fire or other emergency.


This class specification should not be interpreted as all inclusive. It is intended to identify the essential functions and requirements of this job. Incumbents may be requested to perform job-related responsibilities and tasks other than those stated in this specification. Any essential function or requirement of this class will be evaluated as necessary should an incumbent/applicant be unable to perform the function or requirement due to a disability as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). Reasonable accommodation for the specific disability will be made for the incumbent/applicant when possible.


Keywords: City of Concord, Concord , Firefighter Paramedic, Other , Concord, New Hampshire

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