Fire Lieutenant

Paducah - Kentucky (KY), 42003

City of Paducah, KY

Job Description:

Under direction, drives fire apparatus and operates related fire equipment; directs the activities of personnel and equipment on assigned fire engine; performs fire suppression and fire prevention duties; supervises immediate subordinates for the efficient application of manpower and equipment until relieved by a superior.
Illustrative Duties:

Ensures proper care and maintenance for equipment on assigned fire engines.

Assumes the regular responsibilities and duties of Captain in the absence of the Captain.

Performs fire prevention, fire suppression and rescue activities.

Responds to fire, accident and disaster alarms and suppresses the extinguishes fires.

Performs equipment maintenance and repair.

Performs routine upkeep of building and its contents.

Attends training sessions and seminars to enhance and maintain self-knowledge of present and new methods and techniques of firefighting and emergency service functions; speaks to community groups and individuals to promote fire and safety prevention.

Maintains records and prepares reports.

Qualifications: 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 Relief Driver

  • Please attach Cover Letter, Resume, Training Certificates and College Transcripts to application.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: Knowledge of department policies and procedures; inventory, fire apparatus operation and maintenance, tools, equipment and instruments utilized in firefighting and emergency operations, geographical layout of city, locations of hydrants and pump pressure, fire suppression and prevention techniques, safety practices and procedures; ability to communicate effectively, act in stressful situations, sustain physical activity for prolonged periods of time under hazardous conclitions, operation of fire and emergency apparatus and equipment. Knowledge of routine custodial methods, procedures and equipment. Ability to maintain accurate records.

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