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Job title: Fire Apprentice
Job location: Longview, TX 75606 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 02/27/15
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Paid vacation, sick leave, ten paid holidays per year. Retirement program. Medical, dental and life insurance. 457, cash incentives, EAP and tuition reimbursement programs. Free employee health clinic.

Salary: Beginning Apprentices will start at $32,186/yr and advance to $39,997/yr with TCFP Firefighter and EMT-B certifications. Upon completion of the apprenticeship program salary will advance to $45,478/yr + applicable certification and paramedic pay.

Job Classification

Job Category:Fire/Paramedics

Job Description

Job description:
Serves in a training capacity to observe and assist experienced Firefighters, and complete classroom and field training in the fundamental principles of firefighting and emergency medical services for certification as a firefighter/paramedic for the Longview Fire Department (LFD).

Attends and completes classroom and field training, including LFD organization, rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Attends classes and skill-based training in fire hose practices, alarms and communication, rescue operations, fire apparatus operation, building construction, and emergency medical services. Participates in daily physical training including drills, simulations and event training. Observes and assists experienced Firefighters to learn fire and rescue tactics, patient care, safety and survival techniques, ladder operations and hose deployment, engine and ambulance operation and maintenance, hazardous materials awareness, computer and communications systems procedures, property salvage and security guidelines, incident reporting and administrative recordkeeping. Follows departmental regulations, policies and procedures. Learns to maintain LFD facilities, vehicles and equipment in clean and effective operating order. Performs a variety of general administrative and support duties as assigned. Learns City geography, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks and building locations, and special hazards of designated facilities, to assure that firefighting activities are accomplished in a fast, effective and safe manner. May respond to emergency incidents as instructed by the supervisor. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
No Certifications are required for Firefighter Apprentice application. Candidates possessing TCFP Firefighter or Paramedic (but not both) may be eligible for application into the apprenticeship program.

Apprentices will attain TCFP Basic Structural Firefighter, EMT Basic, and Paramedic certifications during an apprenticeship period of up to two years.

Requirements of all applicants: High school diploma or GED, DD-214 (if applicable), the ability to obtain a Texas driver’s license, and must be at least 21y/o.

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