|This job is located in the Field Operations Bureau of the Orlando Fire Department and is under the general supervision of the Company Commander. Firefighters will perform individually and/or as a member of a fire fighting team and will participate in fire suppression activities, including: fire fighting, rescue, first aid, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage, overhaul, and inspection practices. Firefighters will attend classroom and drill ground training sessions on a regular basis in order to continuously update their knowledge and skills required for effective work performance. Decisions are made with guidance of a supervisor and on an individual level, and have a direct effect on life and property. General job functions include; (l) Fire fighting Emergency; (2) Fire fighting - Non-Emergency; (3) Emergency Medical Services; (4) Work Related Activities. Certified divers will participate in underwater search and rescue.|
|Fire fighting - Emergency
Works as a team member and/or individually in carrying out a variety of assignments in emergency fire fighting situations. Examples of typical tasks are:
Directs fire streams and extinguishes fire in a variety of situations, including residential occupancies, commercial buildings, grass fires, and aircraft crashes.
Rescues victims from occupancies filled with heat, smoke, and toxic gases by entering occupancy and physically removing victims.
Frees victims trapped in automobile accidents, truck accidents and airplane crashes, using a variety of auto extrication tools.
Advances fire hose lines up stairways, ladders, and fire escapes, to extinguish fires in upper levels.
Opens by force, all types of doors and windows to gain entrance to areas involved by fire, using numerous manual and mechanical forcible entry tools.
Cuts holes in structural roofs to release heat, smoke and fire gases, using manual and mechanically operated tools.
Attaches fire hose lines to fire hydrant connection in fire hose layouts.
Removes fire hose lines from fire apparatus and assists Fire Apparatus Driver in Fire Department pumper connections.
Breeches concrete block or brick walls, floors or roofs, to gain access to areas involved by fire, using a variety of hand power tools.
Spreads salvage covers and floor runners over furniture, floors, clothing, and other valuables to prevent smoke and water damage to contents.
Removes fire debris after fire is extinguished to locate hidden fires and prevent rekindle.
Assumes duties of Engineer, as assigned.
Fire fighting - Non-Emergency
Provides a variety of non-emergency public assistance services in response to citizen's request and departmental policies. Examples of typical tasks are:
Inspects occupancies in order to locate and record information on fire hazards.
Pre-plans fires in occupancies to record information pertaining to location of fire hydrants, exposure hazards, life hazards and types of occupancy.
Observes fire exit drills in school and office buildings, to record time taken to evacuate the occupancy.
Checks portable fire extinguishers in occupancies for placement and proper maintenance.
Demonstrates fire fighting tools, equipment and fire apparatus to church groups, primary schools, pre-schools, and other organizations.
Assists handicapped persons who are unable to help themselves.
Opens locked doors of vehicles and occupancies to assist citizens who are locked out.
Emergency Medical Services.
Applies a variety of first-aid techniques in order to provide immediate medical aid to ill or injured persons. Examples of typical tasks are:
Checks pulse and respiration rate of victims to determine if victim has stopped breathing, or their heart has stopped beating.
Physically removes airway obstructions from throats of victims.
Places resuscitator face piece over mouth and nose of victims to assist, or restore breathing.
Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation on victims of smoke inhalation, heart attack, drowning and electrical shock.
Compresses bag on bag mask resuscitator in order to force air or oxygen into victim's lungs.
Examines victims at accidents to determine extend of injuries and determines which victims will be treated first (triage).
Places sterile dressings on wounds of injured victims to control bleeding and prevent infection.
Assists mother in emergency childbirth deliveries, when medical help is not available.
Work Related Activities
The job assignment requires general duties to maintain knowledge and/or proficiency. Examples of requirements are:
Maintains current chauffeur's license.
Maintains current EMT I certification.
Maintains knowledge of Orlando Fire Department Rules and Regulations, Civil Service Rules and Regulations, and other contracts.
Meets the requirements of the Florida Firefighter Standards Council.
Maintains personal equipment and clothing issue.
|Good physical condition.
Ability to learn.
Ability to work safely.
Ability to use both manual and mechanical tools.
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Knowledge of, and skill in, applying fire fighting techniques.
Ability to work as a part of a team.
Ability to work alone.
Ability to adapt to various situations.
Ability to recognize hazardous situations.
Knowledge of, and skill in, emergency rescue procedures.
Ability to work in adverse weather conditions.
Knowledge of, and skill in, applying life saving techniques.
Ability to make decisions.
Work involves the application of numerous fire fighting and life saving techniques and procedures. Decisions are made under stressful situations and have a direct effect on life and property. Variables encountered are many and both concrete and abstract in nature.
Worker must frequently communicate with co-workers and the public, or on a person-to-person level to receive instructions or relay information. Worker will occasionally encounter hysterical or excited persons at the scene of an emergency.
Work is performed under stressful conditions both inside and outside in all weather conditions. Workers are frequently subjected to dangerous situations where personal injury could occur, such as extreme heat, toxic atmospheres, extreme cold, and falling debris. Certified divers will participate in underwater search and rescue.
Requires good physical conditions, and stamina to work for long periods of time.
Worker receives general supervision from a Company Commander at duty station, or at scene of emergency.
The worker is expected to respond to all lawful orders.