|PUBLIC SAFETY EDUCATION MGR|
|Middle Management/Professional/NM AD|
|Performs professional, administrative and supervisory work in the area of fire safety education. A person assigned to this class is responsible for developing, coordinating, and presenting public education and information projects for the Orlando Fire Department. Work is performed independently under the general supervision of the Fire Marshal and is reviewed through frequent meetings, discussions and analysis of reports submitted.|
|NOTE: The listed duties are only illustrative and are not intended to describe every function that may be performed by this job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.
Determines the community need for fire safety/prevention information and develops, implements and/or coordinates programs designed to meet these needs and the Departments objectives.
Instructs public and private school teachers in the implementation of fire safety and injury prevention programs.
Prepares instructional and public education programs for presentation by other departmental personnel; Coordinates the scheduling of departmental units required to do presentations or demonstrations.
Conducts fire safety inspections and coordinates fire drills for day care centers, public/private schools, businesses, apartment buildings, hospitals and retirement homes.
Plans departmental programs and events such as Fire Prevention Week, Community Safety Village, Citizen's Emergency Response Team (C.E.R.T.), Smoke Detector Give Away Program, Junior Fire Marshal Program, Health Fair Program, Universal Orlando's Annual Mock Disaster, etc.; Works with other agencies to develop specialized programs.
Designs and establishes evacuation/disaster plans for various occupancies; Plans evacuation routes with building owners.
Develops and maintains panels, booths, visual aides, props and other graphic aids and support materials used in fire safety presentations; maintains Fire Safety Education trailer.
Reviews literature to keep up to date in the latest trends in fire safety education techniques.
Attends unit, program, and administrative meetings serving as a liaison between the Fire Department, program boards and program graduates.
Performs other related work as required.
|Knowledge of Orlando Fire Department operations and the various fire safety laws, codes and regulations.
Knowledge of the trends in fire safety education programs.
Knowledge of the area schools, retirement homes and other public housing and youth programs throughout the city.
Knowledge of fire safety, fire extinguisher use and maintenance, and smoke detector placement, installation, and maintenance.
Skilled in research techniques.
Ability to give presentations before large group of people.
Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
Ability to plan, develop, budget and implement numerous public education programs for all age groups, pre-school to senior citizens.
Ability to design pamphlets and create props and visual aides used in presentations.
Ability to handle numerous assignments simultaneously and deal with frequent interruptions.
Ability to organize and supervise activities of staff and volunteers.
Ability to maintain effective working relationships with members of the Fire Department, agency representatives, and members of the public.
Ability to conduct home safety inspections which involves walking, bending and stooping.
Ability to operate a personal computer.
Ability to operate a van pulling a trailer.
Ability to use a 35 mm, videotape and digital camera with proficiency.
Ability to lift and operate a fire extinguisher for demonstrations, including live burns.
|Bachelors degree in Education or related field and two years of experience in public education, fire safety education, or related field; or an equivalent combination of related education training and experience. Preference will be given to experience developing educational programs for all age groups, specifically health or safety related. Valid Florida Drivers License. State of Florida Municipal Fire Inspector Certification must be obtained within eighteen (18) months of employment.
03/26/02 - VCJ (removed Completion of State of Florida Firemanship course within eighteen (18) months of employment. State of Florida Firefighter Certification is desired.