Fire Captain

Paducah - Kentucky (KY), 42003

City of Paducah, KY

Job Description:

Under general direction, directs and supervises the activities of a fire company or station; performs firefighting, rescue, emergency medical care and repair and maintenance of equipment; acts in capacity of Assistant Fire Chief as required.
Illustrative Duties:
Directs, supervises and participated in fire company activities (e.g., firefighting, rescue, equipment and apparatus maintenance, etc.).
Schedules and assigns employee work tasks; develops and implements training programs.
Instructs firefighting personnel in fire safety, equipment and apparatus operations, and fire suppression and prevention techniques.
Evaluates and recommends personnel job performance; recommends discipline.
Assume command on the scene of an emergency of fire in the absence of the Assistant Fire Chief.
Performs related supervisory duties as assigned by the Assistant Fire Chief.
Performs company inspections.
Participates in fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue activities; responds to fire accident and disaster alarms to suppress and extinguish fires.
Inspects equipment and delegates tasks to ensure proper operation and inventory of emergency and firefighting equipment on assigned apparatus.
Maintains records and prepares and submits reports.
Speaks or assigns fire company personnel to speak before schools, businesses or other
agencies on fire prevention and fire control.
Performs related duties as required or assigned by the Assistant Chief or Fire Chief.

Prerequisites to be able to apply for promotion are:
  • IFSAC Firefighter I
  • IFSAC Firefighter II
  • IFSAC Hazmat Awareness
  • IFSAC Hazmat Operations
  • IFSAC Driver/Operator
  • IFSAC Aerial Operator
  • Must have 3 years experience as a Lieutenant

  • Please attach Cover Letter, Resume, Training Certificates and College Transcripts to application.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of City and Departmental policies and procedures, supervision, fire suppression and fire prevention techniques, fire apparatus operation and maintenance, management principles an procedures, employee training and development procedures, safety practices and procedures, operation of fire and emergency equipment and apparatus, tools; methods and procedures used in equipment and building maintenance. Ability to deal with many variables and to determine specific actions, perform and act under stressful conditions, sustain physical activity for prolonged periods of time, communicate effectively in written and oral form, work as a team member in fighting fires; follow oral and written instructions; and demonstrable skills in operation of fire and emergency equipment apparatus.

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