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FirePrep.com Newsletter #50

Fireprep.com entry-level newsletter is about YOU BEING THE BEST - THE BEST PREPARED AND BEST INFORMED! 

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September, 2009

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IN THIS ISSUE:

1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – Are Polygraphs Lying to Us?

2. Job Announcements by www.FireJobs.com

3. Entry Level Exam Prep

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1. Fire Prep Topics of Interest – Are Polygraphs Lying to Us?

Being prepared for every step of the hiring process before you show up will place you in a better position to end up wearing a badge than being caught flat footed wondering what happened when the career you have been intensely pursuing evaporates before your eyes.

The first time I ever had contact and talked to Scott was 45 minutes after he got the call that he had failed his poly. Needless to say he was devastated. When I asked him what he had done to prepare for his polygraph he said he used the free information from some of the experts on some of the firefighter Internet forums. Using those guidelines he said he went in and spilled his guts, just like going to confession.

Just a few minutes into our conversation he realized that he had become too familiar with the evaluator, got chatty, volunteered too much beyond what was requested and was really nervous but thought everything was going just great.

Scott wrote: "I chose to take this test knowing I had nothing to hide and being truthful was the best route I could take. The next test I take I assure you, I will be better prepared."

I believe Scott is only referring to understanding the process better. I'm a firm believer in preparing for every step in the hiring process before you get there.

According to Doug Williamson, a 35-year veteran polygraph evaluator from www.polygraph.com, "It is a very serious mistake to believe that you will pass your polygraph or CVSA tests just because you are telling the truth -- they are not 'lie detectors.' Scientific research proves that simple nervousness will cause a truthful person to fail!"

I talked to Scott after he checked out polygraph.com. He realized he had not been as prepared as he could have been before his polygraph and revealed information beyond what was required. If he had it to do over again he would have been better prepared on the process before his evaluation and could have had a better opportunity of passing without compromising his truthfulness.

Inconclusive
Often candidates are eliminated through the poly with inconclusive results. Not that you failed, but it's the same as you did. Why is that? You didn't fail and you didn't pass? Your results were inconclusive. You still don't go forward in the hiring process. I think the problem again is candidates need to prepare for the poly the same as with any segment of the hiring process.

Randy had the same problem. He took the poly and the evaluator eliminated him with inconclusive results based on his use of pot within the last five years. He swore he had not. Yea, right you say, but that's his story.

So, Randy jumps on the Internet and found www.polygraph.com and www.passapolygraph.com. He educated himself on what to expect. He took a poly for another agency and passes with flying colors even that inconclusive area about pot and was hired.

Honesty
While I am a big advocate of honesty in the hiring process, I am also an advocate on RESEARCH prior to entering into a new portion of the hiring process.

This does not make you a "cheater" or "dishonest" for wanting to know what you are getting yourself into, just thorough.

I researched every step of my hiring process. I learned everything I could about interviews, medicals, psych exams, polygraphs, backgrounds...not because I was trying to manipulate the system with deception or dishonesty, but I wanted to know what is next.

Honesty was the foundation of everything during my hiring process. I used this formula.

If asked, a truthful answer was always given.

If asked a question, I would answer the question honestly then be quiet.

All other times I sat there with my mouth shut.

I have had friends fail polygraphs, not because they were dishonest, but they were not educated for what they were getting into. They sat down and were honest, but when answering one of the polygrapher's questions, they would answer the question and then ADD additional info not even asked for. This ultimately led to their demise.

Learning about a polygraph does not mean I am trying to cheat it. Were you trying to cheat by going to fire stations and finding out what types of questions may be asked on the oral interview? No, you just wanted to be prepared.

Be honest, be prepared and be consistent.

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2. Job Announcements by www.FireJobs.com

About Firejobs.com: Since 1996, Firejobs.com has been providing its members with the most comprehensive and accurate firefighter employment information available. We list complete hiring information and provide links to the Departments' websites and local area.


Every time we post a new listing, we verify the information and verify links to the department. We search newspapers all over the nation daily to provide you with the most current job listings available.

We also provide links to the city in which the department is located. This helps those who are interested in moving to another location to find out about the area. With this tool, you can check out housing, schools, cost of living and even entertainment options before you move anywhere. 

  Hayward Fire Department
22690 Main Street
Hayward, CA 94541

Alameda County

510-583-4900 - fax
www.ci.hayward.ca.us

 

Position: Firefighter Trainee

Last Filing Date:   September 25, 2009

 

Requirements: The Firefighter Trainee position transitions into the position of Firefighter. The Firefighter Trainee is hired into a civilian position for the period during the time they are assigned to the fire academy. Upon successful completion of training at the academy Trainees will then be sworn in and appointed to the classification of Firefighter. Firefighter Trainee benefits are limited to those of a civilian employee.


REQUIREMENTS:

1. 18 years of age at time of initial interview.

2. Education equivalent to completion of the 12th grade (High School diploma or GED)

3. Vision correctable to at least 20/30 in each eye.

4. Possession of a valid Class C California drivers license at time of appointment.

5. Possession of and the ability to maintain local accreditation certificate from Alameda County as a paramedic upon completion of the 16-week Recruit Academy.

6. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification. (COPY of certificate must be attached to application for consideration).

7. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support Certificate (BTLS). (COPY of certificate must be attached to application for consideration).

8. Possession of and the ability to maintain a valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certificate or a valid Pediatric Education for Pre-hospital Professional (PEPP) certification. (COPY of certificate must be attached to application for consideration).


NOTE: Candidates currently in Paramedic Programs may apply and compete for placement on Eligibility List. However, before candidate can be considered for the position, candidate must possess a valid California Paramedic License.


SELECTION PROCEDURE:


Written Exam: (Pass/Fail) Tentatively scheduled for 5:30 PM, October 8, 2009. Candidates must pass written to qualify for the physical performance test.


Physical Performance Test: (Pass/Fail) Tentatively scheduled for October 30 and 31, 2009, (alternate date in case of inclement weather will be scheduled on November 2, 2009), at the Training Center at 1401 West Winton, Hayward. All parts of this event must be passed.


Oral Interview: Interview before a qualifications appraisal panel to determine ranking on the Firefighter eligible list. Candidates must achieve a score of 70% or better to be placed on the list. Tentatively scheduled for November 18, 19, and 20, 2009.


Selection Interview: Interview before a qualifications appraisal panel comprised of chief officers. Candidates will be required to successfully climb an aerial ladder.


Comprehensive Background Investigation: Includes personal history, prior job performance and activities that may negatively affect job performance.


Medical Examination.


PLEASE NOTE THAT DATES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AT THE CITY'S DISCRETION.

APPLICATIONS: To obtain a City of Hayward employment application:


1) File online at: www.hayward-ca.gov or
www.CalOpps.org .

2) Visit the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall located at 777 B Street, Hayward, CA 94541-5007, or call for an application to be mailed (510) 583-4500. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

 

Starting Salary: $ 5,938.00

 

Contact: City of Hayward, City Hall
777 B Street, Third Floor
Hayward, CA 94541
510-583-4500
https://www.hayward-ca.gov/hr/jobshow.aspx?rid=160

Miami Beach Fire Department
2300 Pine Tree Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33140

Dade County

305-673-7520
305-673-7529 - fax
www.miamibeachfl.gov/

Position: Certified Firefighter I

Last Filing Date:   October 1, 2009

Special Instructions: Visit web.miamibeachfl.gov/hr

Requirements: Applications will be accepted only in its entirety, including passing Physical Ability Test (PAT) results and all the required and supporting documentation. The PAT will be administered at the Broward Fire Academy (www.bfa.edu) on September 10, 11, 16, 18, 23, and 26.

For official job announcement, pre-application requirements, PAT schedule, application information, other requirements, and to download required paperwork, please visit web.miamibeachfl.gov/hr

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS:


1. Have current certification as a Firefighter in the State of Florida.

2. Minimum age 18 and be a high school graduate or its "equivalent".

3. Be in good physical condition as determined by a medical examination.

4. "Be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by a sworn affidavit of the applicant" {Fla., Stat. § 633.34(6)}.

5. Must have a driver's license with acceptable driving record and obtain a Florida driver's license prior to appointment. Obtain a Florida Class "D" driver's license with an "E" endorsement within six (6) months of appointment and maintain it through employment without any restrictions affecting job performance.

6. After appointment, employee has total responsibility for obtaining and maintaining Emergency Medical Technician certification (within one year of appointment) and Paramedic Certification (within three years of appointment). Failure to obtain and/or maintain certifications as required will be cause for termination.

7. Applicants who are currently attending a Fire Academy recognized by the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards shall be permitted to apply for the position of Miami Beach Firefighter I, provided they obtain Minimum Standards Certification as a Florida Firefighter prior to hire.

8. All Firefighters hired after January 1, 2002 are required to obtain and maintain legal residency in either Miami-Dade or Broward Counties. Newly hired firefighters with residency outside these counties must obtain residency within 180 days.

Starting Salary: 1,685.55

Contact: City of Miami Beach
Human Resources, 3rd Floor
1700 Convention Center Drive
Miami Beach, FL 33139
305-673-7524
web.miamibeachfl.gov/hr

 

 

Louisville Fire And Rescue
1135 W Jefferson Street
Louisville, KY 40203

Jefferson County

502-574-3701
502-574-2929 - fax
www.louisvilleky.gov/

Position: Paramedic

Last Filing Date:   September 25, 2009

Special Instructions: Position open until filled

Requirements: This job reports to the Supervisor

Relocation is not provided and travel is not required.

This is a Full-Time position, working 1st Shift, 2nd Shift, 3rd Shift.

Number of Openings for this position: 1


Overview Essential Functions - Provides emergency medical treatment including the injections of drugs and medications and intravenous fluids to injured, sick, or incapacitated persons. Lifts, carries, and transports injured, sick or incapacitated persons from residential or accident scenes to medical facilities.  Operates an emergency medical vehicle.


Additional Paramedic Instructor Duties:

Coordinates and teaches training courses, including EMT-P, EMT-B and EMT-FR courses; EMT-P, EMT-B and EMT-FR continuing education courses; and community CPR, First Aid and EMS Awareness courses.  Performs related work.


Minimum Requirements:

*High school graduation or its equivalent.

*Completion of a paramedic training course approved by the Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure.

*Must be certified as an Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic in the State of Kentucky.


Special Requirements

*Must possess a valid driver's license.

*Must work a varied schedule.

*Must lift and carry individuals or objects weighing 100 lbs. or more.

*Must wear protective equipment as mandated by OSHA.

*Must pass an annual medical examination as mandated by OSHA.

*Must be vaccinated for hepatitis B, have provided evidence of immunity, or have signed a declination form within ten days of initial assignment.

*Must wear personal protective equipment as mandated by OSHA.


SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS – INSTRUCTOR

*Must be certified as an EMS Instructor, Level II, in the State of Kentucky or must obtain within one year of employment.

*Must be certified as an EMS Instructor, Level III, in the State of Kentucky or must obtain within one year of employment.

*Must be certified as a CPR Instructor in Basic Life Support by the American Heart Association or must obtain within one year of employment.

*Must be certified as a First Aid Instructor by the American Heart Association or the National Safety Council within one year of employment.


Additional Information/Benefits
Salary: $16.05 hourly
Open & Continuous
EOE

Benefits: Medical Insurance, Life Insurance, Dental Insurance, Vision Insurance, Paid Vacation, Paid Sick Days, Paid Holidays, Pension/Retirement

Screening Requirements: Motor Vehicle, Criminal Background Check

 

Contact: City of Louisville, Human Resources Department
517 Court Place
Louisville, KY 40202
502-574-8100
TDD 502-574-5511
www.mycareernetwork.com/clientResumeMgr/jobDetails.asp?jid=84293& cid=1482

 

 

Aurora Fire Department
65 West Pioneer Trail
Aurora, OH 44202

Portage County

330-562-7171
330-562-6358 - fax
www.auroraoh.com

 

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic

Last Filing Date:   September 16, 2009

 

PURPOSE:
To establish an eligibility list for the full-time position of Firefighter/ Paramedic III (Probationary) in the Aurora Fire Department.


APPLICATION AVAILABLE:

Sept. 2 to Sept. 16, 8:30a.m., Aurora City Hall, 130 S. Chillicothe Rd.(S.R. 43). Application forms will be distributed in special envelopes and completed forms should be returned in the same envelope and sealed.


FILING DEADLINE is 5p.m. Sept. 16, 2009. NO EXCEPTIONS. Whenever two or more candidates have the same scores, their respective positions on the eligibility list shall be in the same order as their applications were returned.


NON-REFUNDABLE FEE:

$20.00 in the form of cash, or money order payable to the City of Aurora must accompany the completed application.


WRITTEN EXAM:

Will be held on Tuesday, September 29, 2009, 7:00p.m., Aurora High School Auditorium, West Pioneer Trail. Use west entrance. Photo ID required. A minimum passing score of 70% is required.

PHYSICAL AGILITY TEST:

At time of job offer, candidates must have a valid certificate of completion of the firefighters Physical Agility Test, issued by Cuyahoga Community College, indicating a maximum time of four (4) minutes and thirty (30) seconds.


STARTING SALARY:

$54,130 annually (effective 1/1/2010). One-year probationary period. Requirements are high school diploma or equivalent, 18 years of age, a valid Ohio Drivers License, and a valid Emergency Medical Technician/ Paramedic Certificate from the State of Ohio (required at the time of appointment).


ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Regarding testing requirements will be contained within the application packet. All questions should be referred to the Commission Secretary, Natalie Brown, at Voice Mailbox 330/655-8576.

By order of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Aurora, Portage County, Ohio
Natalie Brown, Secretary

Voice Mailbox 330/655-8576


An Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Contact: Aurora Fire Department
Aurora City Hall
130 South Chillicothe Road (SR 43)
Aurora, OH 44202
330-655-8576
jobs.cleveland.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=19558274

 

 

Solon Fire Department
5595 Harper Road
Solon, OH 44139

Cuyahoga County

440-349-6333
440-349-6337 - fax
www.solonohio.org/

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   September 25, 2009

 

Special Instructions: FIRST 200 APPLICANTS OR SEPT 25

 

Requirements: City of Solon Paramedic/Firefighter The City of Solon Civil Service Commission exam for Paramedic/Firefighter will be held on Monday, October 26, 2009 at Solon Community Center, 35000 Portz Parkway at 7:00 p.m. Applications are available weekdays at Solon City Hall, 34200 Bainbridge Road, beginning August 31, 2009 between the hours 9:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

The City of Solon Civil Service Commission Secretary will accept applications from the first 200 applicants or until September 25, 2009, whichever comes first. No applications will be mailed. Applications received by mail will not be accepted. There is a $25 non-refundable fee to be paid at the time of filing applications. ALL APPLICATIONS MUST BE NOTARIZED.


Those applicants who desire additional credits for the areas below will be required to submit proof of eligibility as follows at the time of filing application:  Solon residency -Proof of residency  Military service -Copy of honorable discharge  College education -Copy of Associates or Bachelors Degree All applicants are required to be a State of Ohio certified paramedic on the date of hire.


Applications will be limited to individuals between the ages of 18 thru 35.


Applicant must be U.S. citizen and in good mental and physical health, have achieved a high school diploma or equivalent (GED) and have a valid driver's license.


Applicant must provide a copy of Ohio driver's license at time of filing application.


Proof of age must be included with application.


All applicants will be required to provide, by date of hire, a valid certificate of completion of the Firefighter's Physical Agility Test administered by Cuyahoga Community College as established by the Northeastern Ohio Fire Chiefs' Association.


The City of Solon is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, and handicap status in employment or provision of services. Individuals applying and requiring special accommodations regarding disabilities should contact the Human Resources Department.


Minorities and women are encouraged to apply.


All resumes received are subject to the public record laws for the State of Ohio. DATE POSTED: August 27, 2009

 

Contact: Solon City Hall
34200 Bainbridge Road
Solon, OH 44139
jobs.cleveland.com/careers/jobsearch/detail?jobId=19487703

 

 

Columbia Fire Department
1800 Laurel Street
Columbia, SC 12345

County

www.columbiasc.net

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   September 18, 2009

 

Special Instructions: Position open until filled

 

Requirements: Pay: Firefighter Recruit Trainee $26,707/Annual Firefighter Recruit $28,300/Annual Firefighter $29,893/Annual


MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: You must:1) be eighteen (18) years or older as of date of application; 2) have a high school diploma; or, a state GED certificate; or a college diploma; 3)possess (and maintain) a valid Class "D" Drivers License; and, have an acceptable driving record.

NECESSARY SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS:  Selected applicants must successfully complete all pre-employment requirements, i.e., Physical Agility Test and any other testing as may be administered. Also, as a condition of employment, selected applicants must successfully complete the Columbia Fire Department Ten (10) Week Training Program within the first six (6) months of employment.


PRE-REQUISITES: You must: 1) Complete a City of Columbia Firefighter's Application Packet in its entirety (NO resume will be accepted without a completed City of Columbia Employment Application); 2) Submit all required documents; 3) Have a clean criminal record; 4) Be of good character and be temperate in habits; and, 5) Have a good employment history.  If you have had over four (4) previous jobs, you must complete the Previous Employment Continuation page contained in the Firefighter's Application Packet.


NOTE: A complete background investigation for criminal convictions and driver license violation records will be conducted through local, state and national criminal record agencies. The City of Columbia Fire Department WILL NOT consider applicants for Firefighter positions who have: 1) a felony conviction in a criminal court (except minor traffic offenses); 2) a record of driving under intoxication (DUI) or driving under suspension (DUS); or, any driving suspension within the past seven (7) years REQUEST A FIREFIGHTER APPLICATION PACKET. Ask the receptionist for the Firefighter Application Packet or send an e-mail to employment@columbiasc.net or call 803-545-3010. Be sure and provide your name and COMPLETE mailing address.

 

Starting Salary: $ 26,707.00

 

Contact: City of Columbia, City Hall
1737 Main Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-545-3010
803-545-3001
employment@columbiasc.net or
www.columbiasc.net/employment/42/0/84

 

 

 

Rock Hill Fire Department
214 South Elizabeth Lane
Rock Hill, SC 29730

York County

803-329-7220
803-329-8716 - fax
www.ci.rock-hill.sc.us

 

Position: Firefighter I

Last Filing Date:   September 18, 2009

 

Special Instructions: This position is open until filled

 

MINIMUM TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

A high school diploma is required. Previous training or experience in firefighting is helpful. The equivalent combination of education and related work experience may be considered.

A valid S.C. driver's license is required. 


Starting Salary: $ 28,974.00

Top Salary: $ 40,560.00

 

Contact: City of Rock Hill
Personnel Office
155 Johnston Street
Rock Hill, SC 29730
803-329-5570
https://www.cityofrockhill.com/onLineJobs/default.aspx

 

 

Amarillo Fire Department
400 S. Van Buren St
Amarillo, TX 79101

Potter County

806-378-3061
806-378-9476 - fax
www.ci.amarillo.tx.us

 

Position: Firefighter

Last Filing Date:   September 11, 2009

 

Requirements: If you need to edit your application information before applying for a position, please login and click on the 'Manage Applications' link on the navigation bar to the left. You will not be allowed to change your application information after you have applied for a position.

Posting Details

Requisition Number: 0600152

Job Title: Firefighter

Salary: $36,150 yr

Employment Type: Full-time

Recruitment Type: Open to All External Applicants


Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 35, be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D. Must pass a written civil service examination, physical exam and drug screen and pass a physical agility test. Must possess a valid drivers license.


Additional Requirements To be hired:


1. Applicants must be between the ages of 19 and 35, be a high school graduate or have a G.E.D, have no felonies on police record.

2. Currently certified or eligible for certification as basic structural firefighter, Hazardous Material Technician by the Texas Commission on Fire Protection, and have successfully passed the Commission's examinations for both certificates.

3. Applicants must also be certified or have a current NREMT, as a minimum, an Emergency Medical Technician by the Texas Department of State Health Services.

4. Pass the Amarillo Fire Dept. Candidate Physical Ability Test Certification (CPAT) within one year prior to hire date. 5. Must pass a civil service written examination and physical agility test.

5. Must have a valid drivers license.

 

All documentation for the above must be turned in at the time a conditional offer of employment is made including a copy of: birth certificate & high school diploma or GED certificate.


All documentation of certification or certifiability for the above must be turned in when a conditional offer of employment is made.


Work Hours:

Depending on assigned shift.


Posting Effective Date: 08-01-2009

Closing Effective Date: 09-11-2009


Optional Applicant Documents:

*Resume
*Certifications or Credentials

*Transcripts
*Supplemental Documents for Fire


Special Instructions to Applicants:

Test date: Saturday, September 19, 2009.

Start Time: 9am

Location: Amarillo Civic Center, 400 S. Buchanan (North Exhibit Room A)


If you need to edit your application information before applying for a position, please login and click on the 'Manage Applications' link on the navigation bar to the left. You will not be allowed to change your application information after you have applied for a position.


For more information, click on the link below then click on "Careers."

 

Starting Salary: $ 36,150.00

 

Contact: Amarillo Human Resources Department
509 East 7th Avenue, Room 207
Amarillo, TX 79101
806-378-9365
www.ci.amarillo.tx.us/

 

 

Arlington Fire Department
620 W. Division Street
Arlington, TX 76011

Tarrant County

817-459-5502
817-459-5507 - fax
www.arlingtontx.gov/

 

Position: Firefighter Trainee

Last Filing Date:   October 2, 2009

 

City of Arlington, Texas is seeking: 

FIREFIGHTERS/EMT-INTERMEDIATES/PARAMEDICS

Salary - $2,860 (FY 2009) per month during sixteen-week Fire Academy

Salary - $3,731 (FY 2009) per month following sixteen-week Fire Academy


The City of Arlington, Texas, will start a hiring process on September 1, 2009 for Firefighters/EMT-Intermediates as well as EMT-Intermediates and Paramedics who want to become certified firefighters. A sixteen-week Fire Academy will begin on February 22, 2010 Following successful completion of the sixteen-week Fire Academy, recruits will be assigned to Fire-Rescue where they will respond to fire alarms and other emergency calls, perform fire suppression functions, administer emergency medical services, conduct inspections, present public fire and life safety programs, and participate in and conduct training.


Minimum Requirements:

 High School diploma or equivalent

 Nineteen years of age by January 4, 2010

 Vision/Hearing: Must be able to identify red and green and have correctable vision to 20/20 with glasses or contact lenses. Must not have hearing loss in the better ear greater than 40 decibels at 500 Hz and 2,000 Hz with or without a hearing aid.

 EMT-Intermediate or Paramedic certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services by January 4, 2010

 Valid Class C Driver's License

(Proof of minimum requirements must be submitted on or before January 4, 2010.)


Written test will be given in Arlington, San Antonio and Houston.


Reasonable accommodation requests for disabilities during testing must be made in advance.

The application period will be from September 1 – October 2, 2009. On September 1, 2009, application forms will be available on the Arlington Fire Department website at www.arlingtontx.gov/fire or in person at the Workforce Services Department, 101 South Mesquite Street, Suite 790, Arlington, TX 76010. Applications may be submitted in person or mailed to the Workforce Services Department by the deadline (mail must be postmarked by October 2, 2009). Study guides and written test information will be mailed to applicants who meet the minimum requirements and turn in complete applications. For additional information, contact the Arlington Fire Department Recruitment Office at 817-459-5553.


Additional Requirements:

 Communicate effectively orally and in writing

 Perform advanced life support emergency medical functions

 Work under unpredictable hazardous conditions such as suppressing a fire or responding to an emergency medical call

 Work in an outdoor environment subject to extremes of temperature, inclement weather, and intermittent exposure to dust, fumes, and loud noise

 Work above ground on roofs and ladders in excess of 100' in height, below grade in trenches and basements, and in confined spaces such as attics, crawl spaces, in or under vehicles, etc.

 Lift 150 pounds weight and drag for 75 feet to simulate a rescue

 Maintain a 24-hour on, 48-hour off work schedule

 Maintain physical activity over prolonged periods, such as standing attacking a fire and kneeling and stooping in awkward positions

 Maintain composure in highly stressful situations

 Pass psychological, drug and alcohol tests, and a pre-placement physical

 Bilingual skills desired, but not required

 Must have no family member working for the Arlington Fire Department

 

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101 South Mesquite Street, Suite 790
Arlington, TX 76010
817-459-5553
www.arlingtontx.gov/fire 

 

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