Fire Intern

City Of Longview Longview , WA 98632

Posted 3 days ago

Job Description:

Internship overview:

The Firefighter Intern Training Program is designed to provide a learning environment that allows students a means to acquire hands-on firefighting experience and demonstrate the required skills and techniques needed to effectively respond to emergency situations.As an intern firefighter, you will work 24-hour shifts and be an integral part of the fire crew, gaining the skills needed to become a career firefighter.

The Firefighter Intern Training Program requires candidates to possess physical stamina and discipline under emergency conditions as well as a wide range of mechanical abilities and technical knowledge. The training covers fire suppression, control of hazardous materials, and life safety hazards.

Interns will be required to respond and render basic life support at rescue and/or aid incidents. Non-emergency training activities include fire prevention inspections, training, maintenance and testing of department property and equipment.

This is a shift work position and will require a minimum of 8 (24 hour) shifts per month. This position is not eligible for City benefits.

Recruitment process details:

Answer additional questions for education verification sheet; attach transcripts or letter of intent, and a five year driving abstract, along with rsum, cover letter and any other certifications or letters of recommendation.

If you have any questions, please call Longview Fire Dept. at 360.442.5501.

Essential Job Duties

Interns will become proficient in basic fundamentals of fire suppression activities such as connecting hose to hydrants, extending attack lines, directing fire streams, using fire extinguishers, setting up and operating master stream appliances, and raising and climbing ladders.They will also assist professional firefighters in responses to aid incidents to include controlling bleeding, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, providing airway maintenance and other life support tasks.Interns will also perform rescue operations by using hydraulic rescue tools, cutting torch and gas powered concrete/metal saws for extrication, ropes and other related tools.

Minimum Qualifications

Intern qualifications:

Must be a US citizen; 18 years of age or older; demonstrated proficiency in reading and writing in English; completion of high school or GED; possess a valid driver's license and have an acceptable driving record; must be in (or scheduled to enter) a related field of study at a regionally accredited college or university; and, successfully pass an entry level skills examination, oral interview process, physical examination and reference/background investigation process.

To be successful in this position, candidates must have the following knowledge/skills/attributes:

  • Ability to learn the following:modern fire fighting techniques, principles of fire fighting, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, hazardous materials awareness, emergency medical practices and rescue techniques, fire prevention codes, ordinances, regulations, laws, and policies

  • Ability to follow verbal directions and follow through with commands, read and interpret fire codes, training reference manuals, and emergency plans

  • Withstand strenuous physical labor in cumbersome protective clothing and equipment, often in hazardous working conditions for necessary periods of time

Ideal Candidate Information

Ability to learn:

Modern fire fighting techniques including size-up, incident command practices, hose lays, pumping, principles in the use of water in fire fighting, ventilation, salvage and overhaul, use of the personnel accountability system, hazardous materials accident mitigation practices, rescue techniques and emergency medical practices; fire prevention codes, ordinances, regulations, laws and policies; geography of the city, including location of major streets and target hazards; department rules and regulations; all pertinent safety regulations and practices.

Read and interpret fire codes, reference manuals, and emergency plans. Work evenings, weekends, holidays, as required.

Follow orders within a para-military organization. Establish and maintain effective working relationships with supervisors, co-workers and the public. Withstand strenuous physical labor for short periods of time.

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