FOREST PARK FIRE DEPARTMENT
1201 W. KEMPER RD.
FOREST PARK, OHIO 45240
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Updated: August 28, 2021
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit
The Forest Park Fire Department is currently establishing a Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit hiring list! All candidates must take the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network (NTN) by Friday, August 27, 2021. Honorably or generally discharged military veterans or disabled military veterans who have served in the military for a minimum 181-day period can be eligible to receive veteran’s preference points in accordance with Section 36.565 of the City of Forest Park Code of Ordinances. For additional specific details on eligibility for veterans preference points, go to the following link https://codelibrary.amlegal.com/codes/forestpark/latest/forestp_oh/0-0-0-53206Proof of eligibility for veteran’s preference points must be submitted to NTN at the time of application.
The department requires the candidate complete the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) and the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ). You can access these questionnaires through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA and the PHQ as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.The department will accept the following agility tests: The Firefighter Mile and the Forest Park Physical Ability Test (agility test results must be submitted with NTN application, and agility test must have been taken on or after June 1, 2020 in order to be accepted). As soon as possible after candidate has passed the FireTEAM exam with a total weighted score of 70% or better, candidate will need to schedule a date to take the Forest Park Ability Test, if they haven’t passed it or The Firefighter Mile previously and submitted proof of passage with their application. Practice and Testing for the Forest Park Physical Ability Test will be held from 8am to 11am on the following dates at the Forest Park Fire Station, 1201 West Kemper Road, in Forest Park Ohio: Saturday, August 7, 2021; Saturday, August 21, 2021, Saturday, August 28, 2021, and Sunday, August 29, 2021. To schedule a date for practice and/or testing, contact Fire Captain Kevin Martin at 513-578-2965 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org Registration for the August 29, 2021 Forest Park Physical Ability Test will close at 11am on Saturday, August 28, 2021, since all testing must be completed by 11am on Sunday, August 29, 2021.
Base Salary Information: $49,227.69 - $75,989.16
Benefit Information: Excellent benefits including health/dental/group life insurance, paid vacation/sick leave, holiday/merit pay, uniform allowance and tuition refund program. City of Forest Park employees contribute 12.25% of their salary to the Ohio Police & Fire Pension and the City of Forest Park contributes 24%. Accrued sick leave and service time with another public entity in the State of Ohio can be transferred to the City of Forest Park in accordance with City of Forest Park policies.
Candidate Contact:Jermaine HillAssistant Fire Chief513email@example.com
Area Information: City of Forest Park, Hamilton County, Ohio
Age: 18 years minimum
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes. Candidate must be able to be insured and remained insured by the City’s Insurance Carrier.
Valid OHIO State Driver's License: Yes. In addition to Ohio driver's license, any valid state driver's license will be accepted.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision under 20/20 must wear corrective lenses
GENERAL FUNCTIONS: Under general supervision, performs fire suppression/fire prevention duties; assesses, treats acutely ill and injured citizens; performs rescue procedures, operates emergency fire apparatus and emergency medical equipment; performs fire inspections and prevention programs; participates in Fire/EMS training, station and equipment maintenance; and performs related work as required.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: Performs and may lead fire suppression duties; deploys fire hose for suppression and water supply; enters fired building, locating, and extinguishing fire; searches for and rescues fire victims. Performs and leads salvage operations; raises and places ladder to preserve property; overhauls fire scene to prevent rekindle. May assist in determining origin and cause of fire; preserves fire scene for investigation. Operates and maintains fire apparatus including pumpers, aerial ladders and ambulances. Performs fire prevention inspections, pre-fire plans on commercial/public facilities; fire prevention educational programs; participates in on-going continuing education programs. Performs emergency medical duties; evaluates sick and injured persons; performs basic, and if certified, advanced pre-hospital care; operates technical medical monitoring equipment; stabilizes and lifts patients; calculates drug dosages; completes evaluation and treatment forms.
OTHER DUTIES: Performs equipment inspection, preventive maintenance of vehicles and equipment, minor repairs to equipment, vehicles and facilities. May be required to assist in or conduct public education programs in Fire or EMS related subjects, completes records and reports. In addition to these duties, the Firefighter/EMT is required to participate in company-level fire safety inspections. May be assigned responsibility for a project or Area of Responsibility (AOR). In this event, the Firefighter/EMT will be required to plan and implement said project. All other duties as assigned.
ESSENTIAL SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES: To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals. Ability to write routine reports and correspondence. Ability to speak effectively before groups of citizens or employees of organization.
Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference, and fundamentals of plane and solid geometry. Ability to apply concepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.
Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several abstract and concrete variables.
Ability to assess, plan, organize, and execute essential job functions without a need for constant supervision; ability to demonstrate a thorough knowledge of rules and regulations of the department and other authorities; ability to cooperate with fellow employees and general public, ability to communicate and interpret information of highly technical medical nature to patients and health professionals; ability to understand written and oral instructions; ability to exhibit emotional stability and courage in performing potentially dangerous duties under stress; must be of good moral character with ability to distinguish and disseminate sensitive information, must be free of any communicable disease while in a contagious stage; must become knowledgeable of geography of the City of Forest Park, locations and status of water supply system, and fire suppression systems.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Meets entry-level physical requirements as pertaining to health as required by NFPA 1001.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to stand and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to walk; sit, climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and/or move more than 100 pounds, frequently lift and/or move up to 150 pounds, and occasionally assist lifting and/or moving up to 200 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and vibration. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, extreme cold, and extreme heat. The employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; risk of electrical shock; explosives; and risk of radiation. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
SELECTION GUIDELINES: Formal application, rating of education and experience; oral interview and reference check; job related tests may be required.
The duties listed above are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or logical assignment to the position.
The job description does not constitute an employment agreement between the employer and employee and is subject to change by the employer as the needs of the employer and requirements of the job change.
FIREFIGHTING AND EMERGENCY MEDICAL SERVICES ADDITIONAL HAZARDS
: Firefighting and emergency medical services (EMS) is inherently a dangerous occupation. This is to inform that you could be exposed to fires, products of combustion, infectious diseases, bio-medical waste, both known and unknown carcinogens through liquids, gases, dust and solids which could be harmful to life even causing death. These items could also affect both male and female reproductive organs in which birth defects could be seen during pregnancies. Firefighting and EMS also see a higher frequency of burns, strains and fall injuries.