- EL DORADO FIRE PROTECTION DISTRICT
16.5 Fire Captain
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The Fire Captain is the first level supervisor. He/she reports to a chief officer designated by the Fire Chief. The Fire Captain may be assigned to a suppression company on shift or assigned to an administrative position on a forty (40) hour work week. Under direction, he/she is responsible for the supervision of assigned resources and personnel, and activities occurring on district property. The Fire Captain is responsible to support and enforce district policies, procedures, rules and regulations. He/she acts as Incident Commander at emergency incidents until relieved by a higher ranking officer. The Fire Captain performs related duties as assigned.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES
Ø Directs and supervises assigned
Ø Ensures compliance with district policies, procedures, rules and regulations. Takes corrective action when compliance is not attained.
Ø Responds to fire and emergency incidents, ascertains the immediate situation, takes appropriate action, and remains in command of resources until relieved by a higher ranking officer.
Ø Prepares incident reports and other reports as required.
Ø Plans, coordinates and supervises the fire prevention and inspection activities for assigned personnel.
Ø Schedules and conducts training sessions for career and volunteer personnel.
Ø Schedules and assigns overtime coverage in compliance with policy for vacancies due to vacation, sick leave or other causes.
Ø Supervises maintenance of district property and grounds.
Ø Assumes responsibility for assigned collateral duties.
Ø Serves as a chief officer when assigned.
Ø Modern fire suppression, rescue
and emergency medical care principles,
practices, techniques and procedures.
Ø The Incident Command System as adopted by FIRESCOPE.
Ø Modern personnel supervision and management principles and techniques.
Ø Laws related to fire protection, fire prevention and the delivery of emergency medical service.
Ø Characteristics of a wide variety of flammable and hazardous materials.
Ø Express ideas clearly and concisely
both orally and in writing.
Ø Establish and maintain an effective working relationship with employees, representatives of other agencies and the public.
Ø Prepare and maintain important records and reports.
Ø Instruct effectively, maintain discipline, stimulate interest, and command respect of officers and subordinate personnel
Ø Make effective use of personnel, equipment and apparatus in emergency and routine situations.
Ø Drive and operate district vehicles and equipment.
Education and Certifications:
Ø California State Fire Marshal
Ø Rescue Systems 1.
Ø ICS Strike Team Leader.
Ø Five years recent experience as a career firefighter, including three years with the Diamond Springs - El Dorado Fire Protection District.
for Application to this Classification
Education and Certifications:
Ø Graduation from High School or
Ø Completion of four California State Fire Marshal Fire Officer certification courses.
Ø Emergency Medical Technician 1.
Ø CPR-C or equivalent.
Ø California Commercial Class B or Firefighter Class B Driver License with Tank, Hazardous Materials and Air Brake endorsements
Ø Hazardous Materials First Responder Operational.
Ø Five years recent experience as a career firefighter.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT
Employees hired into this classification after July 1, 1995 shall:
Ø Maintain Emergency Medical Technician
1 certification for the duration of employment.
Ø Maintain CPR-C certification or equivalent for the duration of employment.
Ø Maintain a valid California Commercial Class B or Firefighter Class B Driver License with Tank, Hazardous Materials and Air Brake endorsements for the duration of employment.
Ø Obtain California Fire Officer certification within 24 months of appointment.
Ø Satisfactorily complete all individual performance standards and Standard Company Evolution's required of suppression personnel for the duration of employment.