The primary function of the Recruit Firefighter is to learn and apply general duty firefighter work in a non-emergency academic setting. The Recruit Firefighter is enrolled in a Fire Academy for training and is subject to the Golder Ranch Fire District (GRFD) Recruit Training Academy Manual (RTAM) as well as all GRFD Policies and Procedures. During the Fire Academy, the Recruit Firefighter must demonstrate competency in the principal duties and responsibilities as defined below.
Principle Duties and Responsibilities Learning to become proficient at the following, as directed by training staff:
- All activities necessary to suppress and extinguish fires
- Awareness of Fire Code and public safety education
- Remove individuals from dangerous or hazardous situations
- Identify emergency medical problems and perform prescribed treatment as outlined by established protocol based on certification level
- Maintain fire station and fire academy grounds, apparatus assigned to District, and other related emergency equipment
- Conduct pre-fire planning surveys and orientation
- Drive and operate select emergency apparatus
- Operate fire pumps, water tankers, and other specialized apparatus/tools
- Make minor repairs and adjustments to equipment
- Participate in Physical Agility Test (PAT), as outlined in the Recruit Training Academy Manual (RTAM)
- Complies with rules, policies and procedures set forth by the District, Base Hospital, and Arizona Department of Health Services
- Perform other duties as assigned
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
- Learn job related material through structured lecture and reading and through oral instruction and observation. This learning takes place in both a classroom setting and in on-the job training setting
- Ability to study using electronic learning resource management platforms
- Knowledge of basic or advanced life support/rescue methods
- Maintain “fit for duty” status.
- Ability to use Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) and protective clothing to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases.
- Ability to make split second decisions in a high stress environment
- Ability to establish and maintain effective and cooperative working relationships with coworkers and the general public
- Ability to learn and comply with District Policies and Procedures
- Ability to communicate orally with customers, clients or the public in face-to face, one-on-one settings
- Understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language
- Ability to work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others
- High school diploma or GED equivalent.
- Must possess a current National Registry Certification and/or Arizona State EMCT-EMT or EMCT-Paramedic level certification, at the time of application.
- Note: IF applicant only possesses National Registry Certification at time of application, MUST be able to attain Arizona State EMCT-EMT or EMCT-Paramedic level certification. Proof of the required certifications must be provided within one (1) week of conditional offer of employment.
- Required EMS Certifications:
- EMT - American Heart Association (AHA) Basic Life Support Provider
- Paramedic - AHA Basic Life Support Provider WITH AHA ACLS WITH AHA PALS OR American Academy of Pediatrics PEPP
- NOTE: CPR cert/card MUST be issued by the American Heart Association (AHA)
- CAUTION: Heartsaver CPR does NOT meet the minimum requirement. Documents from agencies other than AHA will not be accepted - with the exception of PEPP in place of PALS for EMCTParamedic.
All mandatory certifications must be current and maintained throughout assignment as Recruit Firefighter.
- Must possess a valid driver's license (as defined by Arizona Department of Transportation - Motor Vehicle Division) from any state and an acceptable driving record. Applicant must obtain an Arizona state license upon first day of employment.
- Acceptable Driving Record: means that the driving record of the employee has 3 points or less for the previous 12 months, or 6 points or less for the previous 36 months (as defined by the AZ Department of Transportation, Motor Vehicle Division [MVD]).
- Valid: means that an individual's current driver's license is not expired, refused, cancelled, revoked, suspended, or restricted.
About this company
“With integrity – Golder Ranch Fire District provides responsive and caring fire and life safety services that meet the emerging needs of our community through teamwork, dedication, and professionalism.”
“To be progressive, professional, fiscally responsible and customer centered.”
Location/Region: Tucson, AZ