The Enid Fire Department is NOT currently accepting applications for firefighter.
The Enid Fire Civil Service Commission conducted entry level testing and established a "Register of Eligibles" for the position of Probationary Firefighter on August 27th, 2011. Probationary firefighters will be hired from that list until it's expiration on August 26th, 2013 or until the list is exhausted.
We anticipate that a new application/testing period will begin in the first quarter of 2013 in anticipation of expiration of the current register.
Questions regarding firefighting positions with the Enid Fire Department may be directed to Fire Civil Service Secretary Kenneth Helms at 580-616-7154 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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Probationary Firefighter Employment Requirements
Education, Training & Experience Required:
- Must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 45 years of age by date of employment.
- U.S. Citizen.
- High School diploma or G.E.D.
- Must not be a current user of controlled substances.
- Must not be a convicted felon or have disqualifying criminal histories or pending criminal or civil actions.
- Must have acceptable MMPI (or related psychological examination) score.
- Must demonstrate physical agility through prescribed testing.
- Subject to post offer, pre-employment drug screen.
- Subject to post offer, medical examination as required by Oklahoma State Firefighter's Pension System.
- Subject to a pre-employment criminal background check and pre-employment polygraph.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
- Extensive ability to climb ladders, work at considerable heights; perform firefighting tasks on slipper and/or hazardous surfaces.
- Considerable ability to learn fire service related course material and skills such as CPR, first-aid, firefighting essentials, and hazardous materials emergency response.
- Ability to operate as a member of a team and independently at incidents as directed.
- Considerable ability to perform firefighting and rescue tasks such as walking while carrying tools, carrying/dragging equipment and fire hose, using hand and power tools to ventilate structures/extricate trapped victims, all while wearing personal protective clothing and equipment.
- Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and the public. Since employee must share living quarters, during 24-hour duty assignments, with other personnel of a fire company or companies, effective working and living relationships are extremely important.
- Knowledge of the department's standard operating procedures.
- Knowledge of hazardous materials emergency response procedures.
- Knowledge of the Incident Command System (ICS).
- Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions and to work in a paramilitary-type environment with strict chain of command operational procedures.
Essential Job Functions:
- Performs fire and emergency operations tasks such as:
- Combating, extinguishing and preventing fires.
- Answering emergency calls with an assigned engine, ladder, rescue or other fire company.
- Lay and connect fire hoses.
- Direct firefighting water hose streams.
- Raise, lower & climb ladders of varying types, sizes & heights.
- Ventilate burning structures (chopping or sawing holes in roofs, walls or floors).
- Overhaul of structures to locate hidden fires.
- Removal of fire debris and rubble.
- Salvage of structures and contents.
- Use of chemical fire extinguishers.
- Vehicle accident victim extrication operations.
- Hazardous materials incident response.
- Emergency medical patient assessment, care & packaging.
- Non-emergency operations and tasks such as:
- Pre-fire planning and safety surveys of buildings and facilities.
- Fire service training drills.
- Attend classes in firefighting essentials, hazardous materials, first aid and other specialized subject matter.
- Independent study of response area streets and assigned monthly subject matter.
- Routine general maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, vehicles, quarters & grounds.
- Participate in public safety education programs and presentations.
- Conform to Fire Department rules and regulations, policies and procedures.
- Obey safety requirements of the department and the city.
- May be assigned to drive or operate fire apparatus on a relief basis when certified.
- Perform other related work as assigned by superior officer.
Physical and Mental Requirements:
Emergency incident response requires firefighters to work in physically and mentally challenging situations and environments. Firefighters must...
- Operate both as a member of a team and independently at various emergency incidents of uncertain duration.
- Operate assorted equipment and tools in order to control the situation at hand.
- Respond with an assigned fire company to medical emergencies and may perform CPR, rescue-breathing or other first-aid procedures.
- Spend extensive time exposed to the elements.
- Be able to tolerate extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing duties.
- Perform physically demanding work in hot, humid atmospheres while wearing personal protective clothing and equipment that significantly impairs body cooling mechanisms.
- Withstand frequent transition from hot to cold and from dry to humid atmospheres.
- Effectively perform assigned duties in icy, wet, or muddy areas.
- Work in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries is possible.
- Perform effectively while wearing personal protective equipment in excess of 50 pounds, while performing emergency response duties.
- Perform physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
- Perform complex tasks effectively during life-threatening emergency situations.
- Work for long periods of time, without a break, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.
- Face life and death decisions during emergency incidents.
- Make rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods.
- Face exposure to grotesque sight and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims.
- Effectively operate in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in confined or enclosed spaces.
- Operate manual and power tools in the effective completion of assigned duties.
- Rely on speech, as well as senses of sight, smell, and touch to help determine the nature of an emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life-threatening environment.
- Lift and carry varying weights without stopping for various distances.
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