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Fire Fighter / EMT

Location: Lake Wales
Posted on: August 7, 2022

Job Description:

Job Details

Job Location
FL - Lake Wales, FL

Position Type
Full Time

Salary Range

General Purpose

* Please make sure that you complete the City of Lake Wales Application at in order to be considered.*


Firefighter/EMT - $36,630 Annually, Full-Time: This amount includes a 5% end of probation increase and full holiday incentives.

Firefighter/Paramedic - $44,353 Annually, Full Time: This amount includes a 5% end of probation increase, paramedic incentive (upon clearance by the Medical Director), and full holiday incentives.


Step Pay Plan, 100% employer paid health and life insurance, employee paid dental and vision; Sick leave, vacation, safety days, optional holidays and 10 paid holidays.


Protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency aid and rescue, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.


Works under the general supervision of a Deputy Chief.


May assist to coordinate, instruct, or supervise the work of other Firefighters, new recruits, or other part-time department personnel, as assigned.


Perform firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.

Performs emergency aid and rescue activities including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required.

Participates in fire drills, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects.

Receives and relays fire calls and alarms. Operates radio and other communication equipment and keeps logs as required.

Participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs.

Maintains fire equipment, apparatus and facilities. Perform minor repairs to departmental equipment.

Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire facilities and equipment; cleans and washes walls and floors; cares for grounds around station; makes minor repairs; wash and dries hose; washes, cleans, polishes, maintains and tests apparatus and equipment.

Assists in developing plans for special assignments such as emergency preparedness, training programs, firefighting, hazardous materials, and emergency aid activities.

Presents programs to the community on safety, medical, and fire prevention topics.

Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.


Assists in department supervisory and administrative activities as assigned.

Assists in training new employees as assigned.

Serves on various employee committees

Other duties as required


Education and Experience:

(A) High school diploma or GED equivalent;

(B) Must meet the requirements set by the Firefighters Standards Council, complete training and courses prescribed by departmental regulations. Must successfully complete state certified Pump Operator's Course within one year. EMT certification within 18 months.

Necessary Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

(A) Working knowledge of driver safety; working knowledge of first aid;

(B) Ability to learn the operation of fire suppression and other emergency equipment; Ability to learn to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques; Ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke; Ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; Ability to follow verbal and written instructions; Ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing; Ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the general public; Ability to meet the special requirements listed below.


(A) Must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire a valid Florida Class D driver's license.

(B) No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years;

(C) U.S. citizen;

(D) Must be able to read and write the English language;


physical agility test; oral examination; medical examination; background verification and check; final selection.


Emergency medical and rescue equipment, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, and other standard firefighting equipment, ladders, first aid equipment, radio, pager, personal computer, phone.


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 accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk and hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 25 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in outside weather conditions. The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, except during certain firefighting or EMT activities when noise levels may be loud.

Keywords: CITY OF LAKE WALES, Lakeland , Fire Fighter / EMT, Other , Lake Wales, Florida

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