Cadet Volunteer (uncertified)
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Description

Position:

Title: Cadet Volunteer Firefighter (uncertified)

Selection: Completion of application process and approval

Reports to: Captain or assigned mentor

Positions Supervised: None.

Rank Designation: Silver FD

Classification: Volunteer

Work Schedule 12-hour pre-scheduled shifts

Duties: Cadet volunteers are uncertified and will be put through a fire academy to become certified.

Our cadet classes are held on an annual basis. They begin the first Thursday evening in January and continue through the end of June.

Class times are every Thursday 7pm-10pm and every Saturday 7am-8am (mandatory physical conditioning) and class from 8am-5pm.

To be successful, attendance is EXTREMELY important. Any absence must be approved by your lead instructor. You will receive one week off for spring break and another off during the Good Friday/Easter Sunday holiday. Volunteers will receive a book and an online login to complete classwork/quizzes during your own time, and Thursdays/Saturdays will be for hands on training and skills testing.

To attend our cadet academy, CCFD requires the following:

  • 18+ years old
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • No major criminal offenses or felonies
  • Driver's license in good standing (not suspended)
  • Required station staffing of three 12 hour shifts per month or more (after class graduation)
  • Must pass a physical ability test prior to being accepted into the academy***

Must pass a full medical physical and criminal background check

Firefighter shall:

1. Perform all duties assigned by Captain or Superior Officer.

2. A firefighter shall execute fire suppression and rescue tasks with a high degree of proficiency.

3. A firefighter shall execute vehicle extrication tasks with a high degree of proficiency.

4. A firefighter shall execute EMS BLS First response skills and functions with a high degree of proficiency

5. Follow the departmental professional development program and prepare themselves to promote to Driver Operator.

6. Knowledge of streets and routes within the Town and surrounding areas to ensure expedi tious response times.

7. Conduct routine care and maintenance of Fire Department apparatus, assuring for operational readiness in accordance with manufacturer recommendations.

8. Maintain daily inspection and maintenance records of assigned Fire Department apparatus.

9. Recognize and promptly report safety or mechanical problems immediately to a higher ranking officer.

10. Perform daily apparatus inventory of fire, rescue, and EMS equipment and supplies of assigned Fire Department apparatus Reporting missing or damaged equipment immediately to a higher ranking officer.

11. Be knowledgeable of and follow the Fire Department Standard Operating Guidelines, policies, and procedures.

12. Participate in fire prevention, fire protection systems inspections, fire safety education presentations and pre-fire planning as required.

13. Participate in Fire Department and company level training activities as directed.

14. Must possess a thorough knowledge and proficiency in computers, MS Office, automated fire reports software and be able to communicate effectively using the same.

15. Complete all routine paperwork and reports in a correct and timely manner.

16. Receive and execute routine assignments, special projects or programs, and orders as directed by a higher-ranking officer.

17. At the direction of, or in the absence of, a higher-ranking officer, assume the responsibilities, activities, and duties of a higher rank until relieved, especially Driver Operator.

18. Regular and consistent attendance for the assigned work hours is essential.

19. Be courteous, professional, and helpful in their relations with fellow firefighters, the public, and with superior officers.

20. See that all visitors are greeted courteously and that no stranger be permitted to go about the station unescorted.

21. Welcome new personnel into the station. Introduce new members to station personnel and assist the new personnel in becoming integrated into the station/department, and productive member of the team.

22. Ensure fire stations and department facilities are maintained in a clean, neat, and orderly manner.

23. Maintain personal fitness levels adequate to execute the essential job functions.

Qualifications

Requirements:

Ability to pass Departmental Physical and Respiratory Protection medical examinations.

Ability to pass a drug screen.

Ability to pass department physical ability test.

Valid Texas Drivers’ License.

Required Skills:

Able to communicate effectively, both verbal and written, in English.

Strong team building, leadership, and interpersonal skills.

Able to work well without supervision.

Able to handle sudden changing work conditions and assignments.

Work Location & Conditions:

Adverse or potentially hazardous environments will be routinely present during training exercises and emergency responses. Moderate to heavy lifting, under high physical exertion, with protective clothing and SCBA, will be required in high heat environments for an extended period.

Disclaimer:

The Company is committed to complying with all applicable provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act ("ADA"). Consistent with its policy of nondiscrimination, HCESD13 will provide reasonable accommodations to a qualified individual with a disability, as defined by the ADA, who has made HCESD13 aware of his or her disability, provided that such accommodation does not constitute an undue hardship on HCESD13.

Volunteers with a disability who believe they need a reasonable accommodation to perform the essential functions of their job should contact the Human Resources Department. HCESD13 encourages individuals with disabilities to come forward and request a reasonable accommodation.

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