Firefighter Recruit

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Firefighter Recruit, South Padre Island TX

South Padre Island, TX


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Open Until Filled

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Position Purpose
Protects life and property by performing fire suppression, basic life support (BLS), hazardous materials and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities.

Essential Functions

  • Performs fire suppression activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.
  • Performs first responder activities including administering basic life support (BLS).
  • Participates in fire drills, attends classes in fire suppression, emergency medical, hazardous material and related subjects.
  • Receives and responds to fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment.
  • Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants and other structures in fire prevention programs.
  • Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Performs minor repairs to departmental equipment.
  • Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment to include care for the grounds around the fire station.
  • Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, hazardous communications, training programs, firefighting hazardous materials and first responder activities. 
  • Performs rescues such as water, vehicle, trench, high angle, elevator, body recovery, confined space or any other rescue as needed.
  • Presents programs to the community on safety, medical and fire prevention topics.
  • Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.
  • Performs basic life support (BLS) and advanced life support (ALS) activities.
  • Participate in Fire Prevention activities.

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