• Firefighter

    Posted: 06/15/2022

    The City of High Point's Fire Department seeks to fill the position of Firefighter.
     
    Essential Tasks:

    • Suits-out in personal protective equipment, boards fire apparatus, and responds to emergency calls.
    • Loads, unloads, carries, and connects fire hoses of various sizes; advances and operates to control and extinguish fires.
    • Removes, carries, positions, and climbs ladders of various lengths and performs firefighting and rescue operation.
    • Provides ventilation openings in hazardous locations and/or positions using manual or mechanical mean.
    • Forces entry into inaccessible locations and extrication from entrapment using manual or mechanical mean.
    • Uses self-contained breathing apparatus and enters hazardous and/or toxic atmospheres.
    • Searches hazardous locations for persons trapped or disabled and removes to safety.
    • Performs EMT-B level (Emergency Medical Technician) functions.
    • Performs cardio-pulmonary resuscitation (CPR).
    • Uses ropes to hoist, lower and secure persons and/or equipment using various knots.
    • Performs property conservation measures during fires and/or environmental emergencies.
    • Identifies tool location and proper use on assigned apparatus.
    • Proper maintenance of tools assigned to apparatus.
    • Knowledge of components, cleaning, and basic air management.
    • Knowledge of fire behavior.
    • Proper selection and uses of portable extinguishers.
    • Assist with public education and fire prevention classes.
    • Performs daily cleaning and care of the fire stations and grounds.
    • Installs and maintains smoke detectors in the community.
    • Performs other related and non-related activities within the scope of firefighter's knowledge, skills and abilities.
    • Ability to climb and descend ladders of various heights, navigate or walk on various shaped roofs.
    • Ensures that all work is performed in accordance with OSHA and City safety standards and policies.
     
    Qualifications:
    • Formal Education; Graduation with High School Diploma or GED equivalent;
    • Successful completion of the HPFD Recruit Academy;
    • NC Driver’s License class B or the ability to get within 2 years of employment;
    • Must have or be able to obtain North Carolina or National Registry EMT certification within one year from date of employment;
    • Must be able to work 24-hour duty shift any day of the week and various weather conditions whenever emergencies occur or performing regular duties.
     
    Preferred Qualifications:
    • North Carolina or National Registry EMT
    • English and Spanish Language skills
    • Fire Service Experience 
     
    Salary: $37,521.12 Annually with great benefits package
     
    Interested applicants must apply through NEOGOV, the City of High Point’s job application system. To apply, please type the following link into your web browser:  https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/highpointnc. The City of High Point is an Equal Opportunity Employer.