Firefighter - Volunteer (Happy Jack, AZ 86024)


SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs fire suppression and fire prevention duties to protect life and property; provides emergency rescue and basic medical treatment as required; utilizes various tools and power equipment in rescue operations; maintains department equipment, vehicles and facilities; and performs related duties as assigned.

Paramedic: provides advanced levels of medical care under approved protocols.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions/tasks performed bypersons of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)

·       Responds to fire alarms; lays and connects hose; maintains pumping apparatus; holds nozzles and directs water streams; raises and climbs ladders; assists in freeing victims from situations in which they are physically trapped; performs surface water rescue of victims; utilizes and maintains self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA). Wears protective gear; subject to work in extremely hazardous or inclement weather conditions; may be required to move heavy loads under emergency situations; ability to think clearly and follow directives under stressful conditions; other duties as may be delegated.

·       Operates all types of firefighting and rescue equipment such as portable fire extinguishers, power tools, hand tools and related equipment such as smoke ejectors, forcible entry tools, pike poles and axes.

·       Non-EMT personnel may assist, under supervision, emergency medical technicians and paramedics at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; utilizes immobilization techniques to stabilize patient; performs cardiopulmonary resuscitation.

·       Participates in fire and life safety inspection activities and other fire prevention and public education activities as assigned. Maintains appropriate records and files.

·       Attends training sessions that include firefighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.

·       Performs various duties in the maintenance of station facilities and auxiliary equipment. Washes, dries, polishes, and cleans fire department apparatus and equipment as needed.

·       Inspects fire equipment to ensure proper operation.

·       Acts as driver of emergency vehicles, as needed.

·       Other duties as assigned.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting.
  • Knowledge of streets, hydrants, rules & regulations, policies & procedures, medical protocols and operating guidelines of the district.
  • Knowledge of fire apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, facilities and the proper use and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency medical procedures such as first aid, CPR and other medical assistance techniques.
  • Knowledge of decontamination procedures.
  • Skill in basic firefighting techniques.
  • Skill in operating and maintaining two way radio equipment.
  • Skill in selecting and applying appropriate emergency treatment and using specialized equipment and apparatus.
  • Skill in analyzing fire and emergency situations and providing an effective course of action.
  • Skill in the ability to remain calm under stressful situations.
  • Skill in effectively dealing with people under stress.
  • Skill in effective interpersonal communication and in dealing with the public.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work is performed under a potentially unsafe work setting and may have exposure to hostile situations. There is frequent need to stand, walk, sit, talk or hear, use hands to handle or feel, bend or stoop repeatedly or continually over time to perform emergency medical services or performs duties on the fire ground, lift arms above shoulder level, and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. There is frequent need to pull, push, lift and/or move objects of 50 pounds or more, such as removing hose from apparatus, pulling ceilings, starting power equipment, and opening doors on the apparatus. There is also the risk of exposure to blood borne pathogens, chemicals, mechanical parts and other hazards. Incumbent will be required to work at heights greater than ten feet and tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing job duties. The incumbent will be required to use self-contained breathing apparatus and protective clothing to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases. The incumbent must have a good driving record with no convictions for driving under the influence of alcohol or control substances and must not had a driver’s license suspended.  The Blue Ridge Fire District maintains a tobacco and drug/alcohol free work environment and may require random drug testing. 


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School Diploma or GED. A valid State of Arizona driver’s license is required. Must possess and maintain a valid Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card from American Red Cross or American Heart Association at the Health Care Provider level. Will be required to successfully complete an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), or reasonable equivalent. Will be required to complete the recruit task book objectives within one year.

Paramedic: Must possess and maintain a current valid State of Arizona Paramedic Certification and must maintain base hospital system clearance.

Happy Jack, AZ 86024
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Open: Monday August 1st 2022 at 10:00 AM CT

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