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7 Feb 2022

Fire Full Time, Firefighter/Fire Inspector

Mystic Fire Department – Posted by Kayla Rochon Stonington, Connecticut, United States

Job Description

BASIC FUNCTION
Under the general direction of the Fire Marshal, the Fire Inspector shall be responsible for the fire inspection and prevention activities assigned to them by the Fire Marshal. Said fire inspection and prevention activities shall be conducted in accordance with the provisions of the Connecticut General Statutes (CGS) Chapter 541, all local ordinances, and applicable regulations and standards as recognized by the State of Connecticut and the Mystic Fire District. The Firefighter / Fire Inspector works under the supervision of the Fire Chief / Fire Marshal or his/her assigned representative in the absence of the Fire Chief / Fire Marshal.

I. ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES

1) Fire Marshal’s Office

  • Inspect those occupancies, as assigned by the Fire Marshal, to determine compliance with the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (CSFSC), Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code (CSFPC), and all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Issue abatement orders for all violations found during an inspection, in accordance with Section 29-306 of the CGS, as well as Directive #3 from the Office of the State Fire Marshal Resolve compliance issues with property owners and managers within the scope of knowledge and authority.
  • Review and approve construction plans to determine compliance with the Connecticut State Fire Safety Code (CSFSC), Connecticut State Fire Prevention Code (CSFPC), and all applicable standards and regulations.
  • Respond to complaints regarding fire code violations or fire hazards.
  •  Maintain a variety of data and records regarding fire inspections, investigations, and prevention activities.
  • Provide public education presentations in fire prevention, including but not limited to lectures, demonstrations, and presentations before community groups, schools, and other organizations, as directed.
  •  Assist in fire investigation activities, as directed.
  • Act as liaison for the Fire Marshal for the purposes of issuing permits, and authorizing by signature, any said permits or operations approved by the Fire Marshal or Deputy Fire Marshal, in their absence, where permissible
  • Prepare reports and documentation of individual activities.
  • Assist in developing plans for special assignments, i.e., emergency preparedness, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and pre-fire plans.
  • Perform general maintenance and upkeep of fire prevention equipment and systems.
  • Perform related work as required.

2) Fire Department

  • Respond to emergency calls during work hours.
  • Drive and operate all apparatus.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

II. MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS 

Education and Experience

  • Certified by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public Protection and  provide documentation of successful completion of the Fire Safety Code Inspector module as  presented by the Office of Education and Data Management. 

(i) Preferred: Certified by the State of Connecticut Department of Emergency Services and Public  Protection and provide documentation of successful completion of the Fire Marshal/Inspector  module as presented by the Office of Education and Data Management. 

  •  Certified by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control to Firefighter II. 
  •  Certified by the Commission on Fire Prevention and Control to Hazardous Materials First  Responder- Operational. 
  •  Minimum of three (3) years of experience in fire code enforcement, fire investigations, and fire prevention with documented experience in the fire code plan review process. 

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  •  Modern fire prevention principles, procedures, and fire protection systems and equipment. B) Educational methods as they relate to presenting programs of fire and life safety instruction. C) An understanding of the fire service and its vital role in protecting the community.
  • NFPA 921 and how it is applied to fire investigations.
  • The basic science of fire behavior.
  • Computers, common software including Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and associated  equipment.
  • Ability to read and interpret construction plans and documents
  • Emergency scene operations and safety
  • Water supply and hydraulics
  • Fire, inspection, and investigation reporting software

Desirable Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Completion of any courses related to fire service response for Homeland Security.
  •  Completion of any advanced hazardous materials training, including but not limited to hazardous  materials technician.

III. SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS 

  •  Must possess and maintain a State of Connecticut driver’s license; CDL B, or Class D with Q  restriction. 

(i) The license shall always remain current and valid while employed by the Mystic Fire  Department. 

  • Must be able to proficiently speak, read, and write the English language. 
  • Must wear proper uniform as provided while on duty. 
  • Must be able to wear breathing protection, including but not limited to Self-contained Breathing  Apparatus (SCBA), and adhere to all guidelines governing the use of said equipment. 
  • Medical exam (physical) at time of hire by the fire district’s medical advisor certifying that the  individual can complete the duties and responsibilities listed above. 

IV. PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by all personnel to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with qualifying disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, personnel are frequently required to stand, sit, walk, talk, hear, use hands and fingers to handle or operate objects, tools, or  controls, and reach with hands and arms. Personnel are frequently required to climb or balance, stoop, kneel,  crouch, crawl, and smell. Personnel must be able to frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and  occasionally lift and/or move up to 150 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close,  distance, color, and peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus. 

V. WORKING CONDITIONS 

  • Work outdoors in a variety of weather conditions, including extreme heat and cold.
  • Work at heights greater than ten (10) feet above finished grade.
  • Sit at a desk entering data into a computer, and/or reviewing construction plans and documents.
  • Operate a variety of office equipment, such as computers, copiers, scanners, and fax machines.
  • Ability to perform the following:
    • Climb ladders and/or steps to reach objects and areas.
    •  Navigate and move about construction sites and buildings in various stages of construction. (iii)Walk in and about severely fire-damaged structures.
    • Wear SCBA and fire gear for long periods.
    • Identify and use common hand tools.
    • Move objects and/or equipment weighing up to fifty (50) pounds over long distances.

VI. SELECTION GUIDELINES 

  • This process will include the following:
    • Submission of resume
    • Oral Board (One member being the Mystic Deputy Chief /Deputy Fire Marshal)
    • Interview with Fire Chief / Fire Marshal
    • Complete background and driver’s license verification check

How to Apply

Resumes will be accepted until the close of business and must be postmarked by 02/18/22 

Interested Candidates are encouraged to submit their resume to the Mystic Fire Department at:


Mystic Fire Department


Attn:  Fire Chief Anthony P. Manfredi, Jr.


34 Broadway Ave.


Mystic, CT 06355

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Fire. Salaries: 40,000 - 60,000.

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