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Fire Rescue

If getting hot, dirty and physical is your game – Fire/Rescue is for you. We offer virtually unlimited opportunities to explore the exciting world of firefighting and the training to do it safely. Whether you only assist on the outside – or run in to the fire as others are running out – there’s plenty for everyone to do on the fireground. The training is free, but the rewards are priceless.

Firefighter fighting fire

Duties Include

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  • Drive or ride Fire Department apparatus to alarms, place equipment, lay and connect hoses and nozzles, raise and climb ladders, use high-pressure water hoses, chemical extinguishing agents and other tools and equipment as required.
  • Ventilate burning structures; perform salvage operations and other related tasks.
  • Complete and maintain paperwork, records and forms as directed by the Company Officer.
  • Drive, operate and maintain fire department equipment and apparatus.
  • Are responsible to be familiar with and adhere to department policy and procedures.
  • Perform hazardous tasks for long periods of time in emergency conditions of high stress, strenuous physical exertion, and the risk of serious personal injury.
  • Remove persons from danger and administer or assist in emergency medical aid as required.
  • Participate in fire drills and attend classes on firefighting, emergency medical services, disaster control, and related fields.
  • Maintain skill level through ongoing training to prevent degradation of skills.
  • Receive emergency alarms; operate radio and other communications equipment under routine and emergency conditions.
  • Perform and maintain physical conditioning.
  • Perform minor maintenance and inspection of fire hydrants, apparatus, and equipment.
  • Test pumpers, hose, ladders and extinguishers.
  • Participate in public education.
  • Perform general cleaning and maintenance of quarters.
  • Maintain personal appearance as directed by department policy and procedures.

What to Expexct

Within one year of acceptance into membership, new Firefighters must complete a ~135-hour Basic Firefighting course hosted by the Maryland Fire Rescue Institute as well as obtain training in CPR/AED First Aide.

Firefighters must attend at least 50% of regularly scheduled or special drills each year following successful completion of the probation period. Each session lasts approximately 2 hours. Regular drills are typically scheduled on the second and fourth Tuesdays. Extra training sessions are scheduled as needed. (One drill per month June-August)

Active Fire/Rescue classified members must respond to a minimum of 50 total fire calls per year (equals an avg. of 4 calls per month).

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