TRUCKEE MEADOWS FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
3663 BARRON WAY
RENO, NEVADA 89511
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Updated: December 01, 2021
Position Title: Firefighter/ Paramedic
Truckee Meadows Fire Protection District is currently hiring for Firefighter/ EMT. All applicants must complete the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network.
All applicants must complete the Personal History Questionnaire (PHQ) and the Public Safety Self Assessment (PSSA) located in your candidate profile of National Testing Network.
All applicants must complete a department application located here.
Salary Information: $22.94 - $29.85 Hourly
Benefit Information: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue offers a complete benefits package to part time and full time employees, per associated contract or agreement.
Please see TMFPD Benefits page for a detailed summary of our great benefit offerings!
Candidate Contact Person: Rochelle HaganHR Support Specialist775email@example.com
Department Overview: Truckee Meadows Fire & Rescue is an all-risk fire agency serving unincorporated areas of Washoe County in northwest Nevada surrounding the Reno/Sparks area, and neighboring beautiful Lake Tahoe and the Sierra Nevada Mountain Range.
We are dedicated to serving our residents, visitors, and our communities with high quality advanced life support (paramedic) fire-rescue service and fire suppression. We maintain constant readiness all times of the year and respond to many types of emergencies, not just fires. The District has 11 career fire stations.
TMFR serves more than 100,000 citizens spanning 1,000 square miles of suburban and rural properties. The District protects another 5,000 square miles of unincorporated Washoe County by way of an interlocal agreement and mutual aid Federal and Tribal partners.
Washoe county covers an area of 6,600 square miles bordering California and Oregon. The county seat is the City of Reno. The area offers bustling downtowns, unique neighborhoods, Nevada’s flagship state university, and a top-ranked international airport and a growing diverse economic base. There is no state income tax in Nevada.
City/County/Area Information: Washoe County, NV (Based in Reno)
Population: 485,849 (we serve more than 100,000 of these citizens)
Citizenship Required: Eligible to work in the US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid NEVADA Driver's License: Needs valid driver’s license, NV not required.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must be fit for duty based on District required medical exam
Required at time of application:
Possess current certification as a paramedic at time of application.
Must be certified by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians or obtain Paramedic certification in the State of Nevada within 60 days of appointment.
Required at time of appointment:
A valid driver’s license.
Current CPR, ACLS, ITLS and PALS certifications at time of appointment.
Required at time specified below:
Must have the ability to obtain a Nevada’s Class “C” Driver’s License with “F” endorsement, which complies with the Nevada Department of Motor Vehicles’ requirement within six (6) months of appointment.
Must successfully complete District’s Fire Academy and obtain Firefighter I and II certifications, which meets NFPA standards by end of academy.
Additional Requirements: Respond to fires and other emergency or public assistance incidents in a timely, safe, and skilled manner and participate in their control through hose laying, ladder operation, ventilation, extinguishment, extrication, salvage and other activities as part of team effort.
Perform as an emergency medical technician - paramedic; rescue people endangered by fires or other hazards and administer first aid to injured parties when assigned.
Assist with maintaining the fire station in a clean and orderly condition.
Perform basic maintenance and flow tests on fire hydrants; performs minor maintenance on fire tools and equipment.
Participate in and receive training in fire control, prevention, hazardous materials, rescue, EMS and related life and property protection activities; study fire department rules, fire hazards, and firefighting including wildland firefighting and lifesaving techniques.
Operate specialized equipment such as wildland apparatus, chain saws, portable pumps, hydraulic rescue equipment, as assigned; assist in the inspection and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment.
Conduct basic inspections and other fire prevention tasks including fire safety public education and presentations to eliminate or reduce fire hazards and enforce fire codes.
Perform various public information and public relations tasks; answer questions from the general public.
Prepare and maintain various records, maps, and reports.
Ensure that assigned duties and responsibilities are performed in a safe and prudent manner that does not expose self or others to unnecessary harm or risk of on-the-job injury.
Written Exam through NTN
EMS Assessment Center
Ability to stand and walk for extended periods. Ability to frequently stoop, bend, kneel, and climb. Corrected hearing and vision to normal range. Verbal communication and reading ability. Ability to work at considerable heights. Ability to perform sustained and vigorous activities in a variety of environmental conditions. Ability to tolerate exposure to heat, fumes, smoke, pressurized water, and chemicals.
Positions are required to work varied shifts including evenings, weekends, and holidays.
Employees must maintain hairstyles and facial hair in a manner that will not interfere with the required use of self-contained breathing equipment.
Applicants will be required to undergo a background investigation prior to being considered for employment.
Licenses and certifications are required to be kept current and maintained for continued employment.
Applicants will be required to pass a thorough medical examination which may include, but not be limited to, a physical agility test prior to appointment and for continuing employment.
Definition: Under general supervision, performs firefighting activities in combating, extinguishing, preventing fires, providing advanced emergency medical care, and other related work activities connected with the response to emergency and other incidents; and performs related work as required.