Responds to alarms of fire, medical emergencies or other emergencies with a company; operates pumps and auxiliary equipment; lays and connects hose, ventilates burning buildings, raises and climbs ladders, uses chemical extinguishers, bars, hooks, lines and related equipment; uses emergency medical equipment such as oxygen units and automatic external defibrillators.
Removes persons from danger; administers emergency medical care to injured persons; and performs salvage operations such as throwing protection covers, sweeping water and removing debris.
Participate in fire drills, public education and attends classes in fire fighting, emergency medical care, and related subjects; inspects buildings and premises for compliance with fire prevention ordinances, for pre-planning and familiarization activities and to check on complaints. Performs general custodial work in the upkeep of departmental apparatus, equipment, and structures; cleans and washes walls and floors; washes hangs and dries hose; washes, cleans and polishes apparatus.
Participates in program to inspect and become familiar with buildings, fire hydrants, and alarm boxes.
May drive fire trucks in emergency or relief status.
Communicates with other firefighters and superiors during fire and emergency calls by mobile and/or portable radio.