Fort Bend County ESD 7 is currently accepting applications for the position of FireFighter/ Driver. Applicants may apply by sending a resume copy to firstname.lastname@example.org and filling out the position form on the opportunities page.
Performs firefighting, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to protect the lives and property of the ESD District 7 residents and visitors; maintains Fresno Fire & Rescue/ Ft. Bend ESD 7 (FF&R) equipment and facilities.
Inspects and maintains FF&R facilities, vehicles, equipment, apparatus, tools, supplies and hydrants; inspects, tests, evaluates, and repairs equipment after use; notifies supervisors of equipment problems beyond the scope of authority or skills. Inspects and maintains personal protective equipment and assures that all firefighting equipment is in a state of readiness and available for immediate use. Responds to emergency alarms and calls for service, and performs fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical duties as required to control emergency incidents; follows orders under stressful conditions, and relays orders, instructions, and information on team actions. Operates emergency, fire, rescue, medical and life saving tools and equipment; assists and coordinates with law enforcement personnel and other responders; extracts victims from accident sites and hazardous situations; enters burning buildings to extinguish fires and rescue victims. Preserves property and mitigates hazards, emergency situations and hazardous materials incidents; performs salvage and clean-up activities at fire and emergency scenes. Maintains FF&R station and living quarters in clean and orderly condition; operates, inspects and other fire equipment; performs minor repairs on apparatus and equipment inside and outside of facilities; orders replacement supplies as needed. Studies Territory, traffic patterns, streets, landmarks, building locations, and special hazards of designated facilities, to perform duties in a fast and effective manner. Prepares and maintains departmental records; may assist with inspection of buildings for fire hazards and compliance with fire prevention ordinances. Conducts public education sessions for a wide variety of audiences; participates in fire prevention, pre-fire planning and safety programs; assists with training of citizens and volunteer staff as assigned. Attends training programs to continuously update work skills and knowledge. Performs other related duties as assigned or required.
Work is performed outdoors and indoors at emergency incident sites, and in fire station facilities; requires strenuous physical efforts and ability to lift and move items weighing up to one hundred (100) pounds; may be exposed to environmental fumes, hazardous chemicals, communicable diseases and potential physical harm. Must be able to work during weekdays, weekends, and holidays on any assigned shift. Must maintain a level of physical fitness to meet Department standards