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March 06, 2018 - March 21, 2018
Location:Ferndale, MI
Salary Range:45,704-66,095
Benefits:Ferndale’s progressive benefits package includes medical, dental, and vision coverage, employer-paid life insurance, generous paid time off, a no cost employer sponsored health and wellness center, and flexible spending accounts. A 12% contribution to a 401(a) retirement plan is also provided, as well as a match of up to an additional 2% into that account. Firefighters also can make voluntary 457 deferred compensation and Roth IRA programs.
Employment Type:Full Time
Description:Primary mission is to proactively and effectively protect all citizens and visitors through prevention, inspection, education and ongoing training programs ensuring the safety of the communities we serve. Performs general duty firefighting work involving combating and extinguishing fires; Performs various types of rescue, hazmat response, and life support functions and related duties including transportation to hospitals; Performs specialized duties under emergency conditions which frequently involve considerable personal hazard and weather conditions; and performs related work as required. A firefighter is subject to being called in at any time in cases of emergency
Duties:An employee in this class may be called upon to do any or all of the following: (These examples do not include all of the tasks which the employee may be expected to perform.)

• Responds to emergency and non-emergency incidents including fires, medical, hazardous materials and technical rescue incidents.
• Controls and extinguishes fires using water and other extinguishing agents.
• Raises, lowers and climbs ground and aerial ladders and ventilate burning buildings.
• Operates hand and power tools in emergency and non-emergency situations including forcible entry, ventilation and extrication.
• Operates equipment to monitor atmospheric conditions.
• Removes persons from dangerous environments by individual or team methods.
• Participates in overhaul operations to ensure that fire is completely extinguished.
• Performs salvage operations such as placing salvage covers and removing water and debris.
• Transports severely injured or ill persons by ambulance from incident scenes to hospitals.
• Operates a variety of life support equipment relating to emergency medical services operations.
• Attends instructional and training sessions to learn and review policies, procedures, techniques and concepts.
• Assist in maintaining, testing and drying hose.
• Cleans and maintains firefighting apparatus, equipment, grounds and facilities; participate in test of equipment to ensure it’s in working condition.
• Performs routine household duties; including cleaning and cooking.
• Inspects commercial and residential establishments for fire hazards; participate in fire prevention programs and activities.
• Performs routine maintenance on fire hydrants necessary to maintain such equipment in serviceable conditions.
Qualifications:Must have a valid operator’s license.
• Advanced EMT (Paramedic) is required
• Must be able to successfully pass a departmental criminal, civil and background investigation to the satisfaction of the department.
• Must have a valid CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) completed and on file by offer date.
• Must have 20/30 vision, corrected to 20/20.
• An employee in this class, upon employment, will be required to enter into and successfully complete all necessary training, including both in-service training with Ferndale Fire Department and other schools to which the employee may be assigned. All employees shall receive such further training as shall be deemed necessary by the Ferndale Fire Department or mandated by the State of Michigan or United States Government.
Desired Qualifications for Employment
Necessary Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
• Reasonable knowledge of State and Local Laws and ordinances.
• Reasonable knowledge of the geography, streets and important locations in Ferndale.
• Reasonable knowledge of modern fire practices and procedures.
• Working knowledge of modern technological procedures and practices.
• Skill or ability to attain skill in the use of fire and emergency medical services equipment.
• Ability to quickly learn firefighting techniques, emergency medical care techniques, and the operation of all department apparatus and equipment.
• Ability to read and understand technical materials and rules, regulations, policies and procedures.

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