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City of Newton Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT in Newton, Kansas

This job was posted by https://www.kansasworks.com : For more information, please see: https://www.kansasworks.com/ada/r/jobs/11276863 In a community known for its spirit of caring, the employees of the City of Newton take special pride in serving our neighbors. We are dedicated to the work of keeping our city running, tackling community challenges, and making Newton a better place to live and work.A career at Newton Fire/EMS is an opportunity to be part of something bigger than yourself you'll join our family, and our tradition of excellence. It's an opportunity to grow professionally as you serve others with integrity and compassion.When you join us, you will employ your unique skills to do important and meaningful work critical to the success of our organization and our community.This vacancy is for a Firefighter/Paramedic or Firefighter/EMT depending on education and qualifications. Pay for a Firefighter/Paramedic starts at $17.09. Pay for a Firefighter EMT starts at $13.87. Both requires both physical and mental abilities to solve life-threatening problems.Under the supervision of the Fire/EMS Lieutenant or Captain, the Firefighter/Paramedic performs specialized work in the provision of advanced life support skills as needed and prevention and suppression of fires.Under the supervision of the Fire/EMS Lieutenant or Captain, the Firefighter/EMT performs basic life support, and assists the Firefighter/Paramedic as needed and specialized work in the and prevention and suppression of fires.Duties PerformedResponds to fire alarms, rescue, emergency medical and other emergency calls.Provides pre-hospital care commensurate to certification level as defined by Kansas Board of EMS and local medical direction.Performs fire ground activities, building evacuations, hydrant operations, search and rescue, interior/exterior fire attack, and rehabilitation activities.Drives and operates firefighting apparatus, ambulances, vehicles and equipment.Performs general maintenance work in the upkeep of fire department equipment and facilities.Completes appropriate records and reports.Attends drills and classes for fire and EMS training.Makes home and building inspections and develops general evaluation of anticipated problems in case of fires.Participates in fire and EMS prevention programs.Tests hose and hydrants.QualificationsCurrent certification as a Kansas or Nationally Emergency Paramedic or Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B), EMT-AdvancedFirefighter 1 certification to be completed within one year of employment OR affirmation of NFPA 1001 (Firefighting I) training is required for this position. Employees in this position that are not Paramedics may be required to attend a paramedic course if paramedic levels fall below required levels.Must have a valid driver's licenseHigh school diploma or GED.Please attach copies of any certifications or college degrees you may have to your application. Knowledge, Skills and AbilitiesA thorough knowledge in emergency medical care, fire suppression methods, rescue techniques and handling of hazardous materials. The ability to operate and maintain heavy apparatus and equipment. This person needs to have good writing and communications skills for dealing with patients and writing reports after the response.Residency requirements apply to this position; successful applicants must live within 40 miles of the intersection of First Street and Main Street in Newton, KS within 12 months from date of hire.Subject to call back on days off.Ability to maintain physical fitness.Ability to maintain all required employment certifications.The City of Newton is an EEO/ADAAA employer striving to be inclusive and representative of our community. Women and minorities are encourag ed to apply.AgencyCity of Newton KansasAddressPO Box 426201 E 6thNewton, Kansas, 67114-0426Phone316-284-3640Websitehttps://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/newtonkansas