Under general supervision, responds to Fires, Fire Alarms, Traffic Accidents, Rescue and other emergency calls to protect life and property. Participates in training, drill and independent study activities. Participates in the Maintenance of Fire Department Apparatus, equipment and facilities. Performs various staff support assignments and performs related work as assigned
The duties listed below are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if work is similar, related or logical assignment to the class.
- Responds to a wide variety of emergency alarms, such as Structural and Environmental Fires, Traffic Accidents, Liquid Fires, Gaseous Fires and Hazardous Material spills.
- Fights fires under departmental procedures and as directed by a fire company officer; connects and lays hose lines, sets ladders and operates fire streams, uses hand and power tools to ventilate and enter burning structures for the purpose of extinguishing fires and to perform Search and Rescue operations; performs Salvage, Clean Up and Overhaul operations during and after fires to remove hazards and protect property.
- Participates in specialized rescue operations, including aerial and underground situations involving the use of rigging and Shoring; operates specialized hand and power tools and equipment to rescue traffic accident victims.
- Cleans, services and makes minor repairs to ensure the operational readiness of vehicles, apparatus, hoses and emergency equipment; participates in cleaning, repair and upkeep of department buildings, grounds and facilities.
- Participates in drills, demonstrations and courses in firefighting techniques, equipment and apparatus operation, medical aid, heavy rescue, hazardous materials, fire prevention, equipment maintenance and a wide variety of other subjects related to the fire service. Studies local geography and conditions affecting fire operations; studies and learns departmental operating procedures and policies; studies and learns procedures and techniques for the mitigation of hazardous materials incidents.
- Participates in the development and implementation of the department public education programs and activities.
- Assists in the inspection of commercial business occupancies ensuring compliance to Fire Codes, Electrical Codes, Building Codes and local fire codes.
- Participates in various support assignments, including but not limited to, the maintenance of inventory records, scheduled inspection of department equipment, the preparation and maintenance of department maps and pre-fire plans.
- If applicable and appropriate, personnel may act as a replacement for the Fire Lieutenant/Captain on a relief basis and may act as Fire Lieutenant/Captain on multiple alarm emergencies.
- Assist in the training of other department personnel, volunteers or contractor employees.
- May be assigned duties as a Fire Dispatcher.
Qualifications and Education Requirements
Knowledge of:Basic principles, methods and techniques of fire suppression and prevention, basic methods, techniques and practices for hazardous materials mitigation; principles of mathematics, physics, chemistry and mechanics as they apply to fire science; state and local codes, rules and regulations as they pertain to fire safety; methods and techniques involved in the operation of standard firefighting equipment and apparatus used in a developed urban environment; basic principles of emergency medical care at the basic life support level; safety practices andprecautions pertaining to the work; proper lifting, carrying and climbing techniques; plans check methods and practices as they pertain to fire safety.
Ability to:Read and understand technical materials related to fire science; understand and follow oral and written instructions; establish and maintain effective relationships with those encountered in the course of the work; remain calm, make sound decisions and respond appropriately in emergency situations; maintain records and prepare clear and concise reports; maintain physical endurance and agility; perform mathematical calculations.
Training and Experience:A typical way of obtaining the knowledge, skills and abilities outlined above is graduation from high school, or G.E.D. equivalent, supplemented by college-level course work in fire science; or an equivalent combination of training and experience. Previous firefighting experience in a volunteer or paid capacity is desirable.
Desired Certification: NFPA, HAZMAT, IFSAC, Pro Board
Physical and Mental DemandsThe physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this class.
Physical Demands:While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls; and reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl, walk, sit and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and or move equipment and/or persons weighing up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, color vision and the ability toadjust focus.
Mental Demands:While performing the duties of this class, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; read and interpret data, information and documents; analyze and solve problems; use math and mathematical reasoning; observe and interpret situations; learn and apply new information or skills; and interact with other organizations and the public.
Additional NotesWork Environment:The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this class. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The employee frequently works in outside weather conditions and is exposed to extremely hazardous conditions and materials.
- Job Location
- Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
- Company Industry
- Safety & Environment
- Company Type
- Employer (Private Sector)
- Job Role
- Employment Type
- Full Time Employee
- Monthly Salary Range
- Number of Vacancies
- Career Level
- Mid Career
- Years of Experience
- Min: 2 Max: 20
- Min: 18 Max: 40