- Entry level
- No Education
- Salary $44,512.00 gross per year
- Stafford County
Fire and Rescue Recruit is an entry-level position for work within the Fire and Rescue Department for the County of Stafford. Selected applicants are enrolled in the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department's Recruit Academy for training in firefighting methods, emergency medical services, rescue techniques, emergency vehicle operations, fire prevention practices, salvage operations, public relations and education, physical fitness and associated topics to prepare for full-time field operations. After successful completion of the Recruit Academy, employees are eligible for promotion to the position of Probationary Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Medic. Work is performed under regular supervision of the Training Academy Cadre staff.
Fire and Rescue Recruits will receive full-time training in firefighting methods, emergency medical services, rescue techniques, emergency vehicle operations, fire prevention practices, salvage operations, public relations and education, physical fitness and associated topics to prepare for full-time field operations. This training will be conducted through the Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy, under the direction of the Chief Training Officer.
Examples of Duties
Successfully participate and complete the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy.
Successful completion of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy requires maintaining an 80% cumulative grade point average (GPA) throughout the duration of the Recruit Academy. Cumulative GPA is derived from practical evaluation performance of both physical fitness and associated curriculum, and announced and/or unannounced examinations/evaluations.
Maintain the Honor Code of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department Recruit Academy.
Successful completion of the Stafford County Fire and Rescue Department's Work Performance Exam (WPE) is required prior to the completion of the Recruit Academy.
Upon completion of the academy, Recruits will be promoted to the position of Probationary Firefighter/EMT or Probationary Firefighter/Medic. Personnel designated as Probationary Firefighter/EMT and Probationary Firefighter/Medic with the County of Stafford will be required to perform a large variety of tasks.
These tasks are very diverse and may include: rescue of victims, firefighting activities, emergency medical services, fire prevention, station and apparatus inspection and maintenance, apparatus and equipment operation, hazardous materials containment, physical training, training sessions, continuing education, and community service.
Fire and Rescue Recruits perform various related tasks as required.
Learn and apply firefighting techniques and procedures;
Demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of firefighting equipment;
Demonstrate physical aptitude;
Understand and follow written and oral directions promptly and accurately;
Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering;
Establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work;
Demonstrate continuous effort to become more proficient in general firefighting duties, improving operations, decreasing turnout times, streamlining work processes, improving personal physical fitness and working cooperatively and jointly to provide quality seamless service.
Must possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent.
- public relations