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FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC – Village of Hanover Park, (IL)

Posted on the 23 May 2018 by Firecareers


Village of Hanover Park, (IL)

FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC

Salary:  $61,006.54 Annually


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Village of Hanover Park, (IL)

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FIREFIGHTER / PARAMEDIC



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IMPORTANT – PLEASE READ AND CLICK ON THE “CLICK HERE” LINK BELOW

Click HERE for information on the application requirements (the documents that MUST be submitted with your application), instructions, the recruitment process time-line, and the written exam date, time, and location.

It is important that you READ and follow the instructions within the above attached information packet.

PER THE INSTRUCTIONS WITHIN THE ABOVE ATTACHED INFORMATION PACKET, ALL REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS MUST BE ATTACHED TO YOUR APPLICATION. PLEASE ENSURE THAT YOU HAVE ALL OF YOUR REQUIRED SUPPORTING DOCUMENTS READY TO ATTACH TO YOUR APPLICATION BEFORE YOU START COMPLETING IT. APPLICATIONS MUST BE COMPLETE UPON SUBMISSION.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls.Leads out hose line, selects and operates hose nozzle, depending on type of fire, and directs stream of water or chemicals onto fire.Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures.Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using manual and mechanically operated tools. Breach concrete block or brick walls, floors, or roofs to gain access to areas involved by fire, using a variety of hand powered tools.Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers and smoke ejectors.Assists in salvaging and cleanup operations, removing fire debris after fire is extinguished to locate hidden fires and prevent rekindle.Rescues victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke, and toxic gases. Performs extrications by using a variety of extrication tools.

Administers first aid and artificial respiration to injured persons and those overcome by fire and smoke.

Renders emergency medical assistance using defibrillators, telemetry and cardiac drugs as directed by authorized medical personnel; provides sophisticated first aid assistance.

Communicates with superior during fire by portable two-way radio.

Performs hazardous materials identification.

Drives and operates firefighting vehicles and equipment.

Maintains vehicles, apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds.

Participates in training in current firefighting methods and techniques. Assists in training programs.

Participates in drills, demonstrations, and courses in hydraulics, pump operation and maintenance.

Participates in continuing education and/or training to maintain Paramedic certification.

Prepares clear, accurate and complete reports, logs and documents.

Assists police when called upon.

Makes presentations to groups and individuals on subjects related to the job.

Follows all safety regulations, policies and procedures. Reports all unsafe conditions and acts to supervisor. Reports all accidents to the supervisor immediately whenever possible, but no later than end of the employee’s work shift. Follows recognized safe work practices.

Performs other duties as requested or assigned which are reasonably within the scope of the duties enumerated above.

JOB SUMMARY
Under the general direction of the Fire Chief with immediate direction through Fire Department supervisors, controls and extinguishes fires, protects life and property, maintains equipment, and provides emergency medical assistance.

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 QUALIFICATIONS:

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

 EDUCATION &/OR EXPERIENCE:

Age 21 with high school diploma or general education degree (GED) and under 35 by the date of written examination. (Age limitation imposed by State statute; exceptions are made for individuals with prior municipal fire experience). See also Certificate, Licenses, Registrations for additional requirements.CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Requires a Paramedic License by the date that the eligibility list is created, or must be currently enrolled in a paramedic education program. Requires Illinois Office of the State Fire Marshall Fire Fighter II certification or Basic Operations Firefighter certification. Requires the ability to obtain a non CDL Class B vehicle operator’s license within 12 months from date of hire.OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES
To successfully perform the duties of this position, the incumbent must possess the following skills and abilities:Retain and effectively use geographic knowledge concerning the community and the surrounding vicinity; acquire and retain elementary knowledge of hazardous chemicals, liquids, and gases at well as the combustion properties of materials; advance a hose line up stairways, ladders, and along the ground to extinguish fires; and use both manual and mechanical tools.Individual must function well as a team member as well as work independently. Individual must be able to tolerate and function effectively under stress, be able to work in a paramilitary environment, and accept constructive criticism in a mature fashion. Individual must be able to maintain confidentiality in the performance of one’s duties.


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