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    Default Pooler, Georgia (Savannah Area) 2014 Hiring

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    The City of Pooler Department of Fire-Rescue is accepting applications for full-time firefighters. Candidates should have a minimum Firefighter I with Medical First Responder, EMT certification is highly recommended. Firefighter certifications must IFSAC or NPQ that can be transferred to obtain Georgia State Certification. This position performs firefighting work in combating, extinguishing and preventing fires; provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured; and maintains equipment and apparatus.

    Minimum Job Requirements: High School Diploma or GED; at least 21 years of age; minimum NPQ or IFSAC Firefighter I/First Responder; certification in CPR; satisfactory MVR; pass pre-employment physical, drug screen and physical agility test; valid Georgia Driverís License (Class F); satisfactory background check. Successful candidates must be able to successfully complete our 9-week recruit training school. Trainees will work regular day shift (40 hours per week) during recruit training school. After completion of the 9-week recruit training school candidates will be assigned to a 24/48 shift schedule.

    Candidates must complete an employment application. Applications received that do not meet the minimum qualification of NPQ or IFSAC Firefighter I/First Responder may not be considered.

    Benefits include competitive salary, health insurance (no cost for employee only), dental, life, short and long-term disability, retirement, vacation/sick paid time off, and holiday pay. Resumes will NOT be accepted in lieu of application, but are encouraged to be submitted also. Applications can be picked up at City Hall or downloaded at www.pooler-ga.us/jobs.php

    Completed applications should be directed to:
    City of Pooler
    Attn: Human Resource Department
    100 SW Highway 80, Pooler, GA 31322
    aanderson@pooler-ga.gov

    The City of Pooler is an Equal Opportunity Employer


    Questions may be sent to: Deputy Chief Scott Cribbs, scribbs@pooler-ga.gov.

    Deadline for applications: 4:30 p.m., Friday, March 7th, 2014.

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    The City of Pooler Department of Fire-Rescue Services currently employs 45 firefighters and has one remaining volunteer. We are a full service fire department capable of responding to any type of fire, rescue and/or medical related emergency. We now operate from four fire stations with one additional station to begin construction later this year. Pooler Fire-Rescue operates with 3 frontline firefighting engines, 1 frontline 75’ aerial ladder/pumper combination truck called a “quint”. Personnel currently cross staff a heavy rescue squad, a 135’ aerial ladder truck and a 3,500-gallon water tanker with pump.

    We serve the fastest growing community in the county, and one of the fastest growing in the state. Our population has more than tripled since the 2000 census to 19,140 persons (2010 Census). The most recent 2012 Census estimates continue our growth to 20,598 persons. We cover an area of approximately 29 square miles; including over 15 miles of Interstate highway, (over 25 million vehicles pass through the City annually on Interstate 95 alone). Our city is a largely suburban community that borders Interstate 95, the western areas of Savannah and the Savannah International Airport. Pooler includes a traditional older town center, numerous new residential subdivisions and with the growth of the port of Savannah, we have seen a large influx of industrial and mega-warehouse sites within the city. Currently, we are seeing explosive commercial growth that will make the city a regional shopping hub.

    Pooler Fire-Rescue offers much more than just emergency response. We provide home safety inspections, commercial building pre-fire planning, fire hydrant inspection, blood pressure checks, as well as fire prevention activities such as fire safety clowns to teach children, and attendance at any community function requested to provide static fire apparatus displays and fire safety demonstrations. Our emergency service responses include many things other than fire calls. The city has provided us with the funding and the support necessary to become a top-notch fire-rescue department.

    In late 2013, we opened Station 3 as well as Station 4. Plans include at least two additional stations, possibly relocating a station to serve our tremendous commercial growth and adding additional fully staffed units as we finish our transition to a full time career department. Sales tax funding recently approved includes a 3.2 million dollar training facility, replacing our two aerial ladder trucks and our heavy rescue squad to enhance our ability to provide fire and rescue services to our citizens.

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    There are currently 13 positions available. We received a SAFER grant for 12 to increase our shift staffing from 14 to 18 with a daily minimum of 16 on duty.

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    Have the positions been filled yet? I have applied in the past. I am starting EMT school next week and would be interested in applying in the future. Do you currently allow volunteers as i would love to volunteer as i pursue a career position? Or allow ride a longs for clinical rotations?

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