A firefighter trains for and participates in activities that protect life and property via skilled firefighting and rescue operations. National or State of Iowa certification as an EMT-B is required for hire and must be maintained throughout the employee’s career. Work often includes performing strenuous, hazardous tasks during emergency situations. In addition to fire-fighting and rescue work; a firefighter maintains fire department property, equipment, apparatus, and quarters. Additional time is spent training and studying modern fire-fighting techniques.
Health & Dental insurance, LTD, Basic & Supplemental Life, Flexible Spending, Paid holidays, vacation and sick leave, Wellness incentives
High school courses important to the position:
Communications, Mathematics, Science
Training, certifications, or degree needed to qualify for the position:
High School diploma and EMT (Emergency Medical Technician) certification. Iowa or National EMT-B certification. Iowa or National EMT-I or EMT-P certification preferred. Iowa or National Fire Fighter I certification desirable.
Specific skills that your business recognizes as fundamental to employment (life skills):
Knowledge of emergency medical procedures and skill in their application. Knowledge of the district's geography, including the location of streets, major buildings and water supply sources. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with fellow employees and the general public.
Advancement opportunities in the company:
Firefighter to Lieutenant to Captain, to Battalion Chief to District Chief to Asst. Chief to Fire Chief