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10 Nov 2022

Fire Full Time, Firefighter Town of Preston, CT

Town of Preston – Posted by Kayla Rochon Preston, Connecticut, United States

Job Description

The Town of Preston is seeking qualified candidates for a full time Firefighter. Position includes benefit package and retirement fund. The purposes of the position are to respond to Fires, Rescue type emergencies, car accidents and medical type of emergencies. Drive either Fire Trucks, Rescue Vehicles or Ambulances. Wear protective clothing and uses either fire, rescue or medical equipment to handle emergency situations. Maintains equipment and Fire Station in good working order or reports concerns. The
Firefighter/EMT is responsible for maintaining and improving upon the efficiency and effectiveness of all areas under his/her direction and control.

Minimum Requirements

Education, Training and Experience:
The qualifications required would generally be acquired with a high school degree or diploma and 1-2 years’ experience as a Volunteer or Paid Firefighter/EMT or any equivalent combination of education, training and work experience.

Special Requirements:
Must have and maintain: State of Connecticut Firefighter 1, EMT-B and HazMat Operational
Certifications; Valid CT Driver’s License required with CDL-B or Q endorsement

Knowledge, Ability and Skill

Knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures required at the EMT level;

  • Knowledge of Firefighter I duties and responsibilities;
  • Knowledge of hazardous materials;
  • Knowledge of the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the discipline;
  • Knowledge or ability to learn of the layout of local roads and of the locations and characteristics of various neighborhoods and communities;
  • Knowledge of proper terminology used in the discipline;
  • Ability to drive an ambulance unit, fire truck or rescue truck to and from emergency calls;
  • Ability to communicate effectively using solid reading, writing, listening and speaking skills; ability to produce medical reports that accurately convey information and explain medical situations to patients;
  • Ability to work under stressful or dangerous conditions, often involving considerable personal risk or risk to others;
  • Ability to exercise independent judgment, and complete tasks efficiently and accurately;
  • Ability to maintain professional ethics related to confidentiality, specifically medical records;
  • Possession of physical endurance and agility to deal with ill or injured patients and handle fire suppression and the various equipment for emergency situations
  • Ability to react quickly and calmly in emergency situations;
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions;
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, hospital staff, police, regional officials, outside agencies and the general public;
  • Ability to deal courteously, yet firmly and effectively with the public in emergency situations;
  • Ability to learn and utilize new skills and information to improve job performance and efficiency;

How to Apply

Application closing date is November 18, 2022. Completed job application with all relative certifications shall be submitted to:  PrestonHR@preston-ct.org.

Job Categories: Full-Time. Job Types: Fire.


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