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POSITION TITLE:    Volunteer Firefighter

DEPARTMENT:         Fire Department

REPORTS TO:           Fire Chief

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Working as part of a team, under the direction of the Fire Chief, providing first response, fire suppression, rescue and specialized operations as required.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

-Participate in regularly scheduled training sessions and maintain a minimum of 60 training hours.   

-Maintain a minimum 10% call volume. 

-Performs fire ground operations within Clatsop County, specifically City of Cannon Beach, so that lives are protected and property loss and damage to the environment is minimized. Some specific operations are, but not limited to:

  • Recognizes hazards to prevent injuries to patients or rescuers
  • Secures water supplies
  • Advances hose lines
  • Operate portable pumps
  • Performs search and rescue operations
  • Carries, positions, raises, climbs, and works from ground ladders
  • Ventilates structures
  • Extinguishes vehicle, structural, and ground fires
  • Conducts salvage operations
  • Overhauls fire areas
  • Performs other duties as assigned 

-Performs rescue operations within Clatsop County, specifically City of Cannon Beach, so that the patient is removed from an area of danger to an area of safety while preventing injury to the rescuer or patient. Some specific operations are, but not limited to:

  • Performs vehicle extrication
  • Secures area of structural collapse
  • Performs land-based water rescue 

- Performs emergency patient care

  • Responds to incidents as a first responder 

-Performs firefighter safety practices so that safety of firefighters is maintained according to applicable standards and fire department operating guidelines 

-Operates fire apparatus as required by Oregon State Law, and Cannon Beach Fire Department Operating Guidelines, and within the vehicles design limitations 

- Operates and maintains equipment and tools within Standard Operating Guidelines 

-Assists with fire prevention and public education programs as directed

JOB DETAILS

Hours of Work:         Available to respond as a volunteer firefighter to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Training sessions every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm every month.  On-Call and special event/training exercises

Driver’s License:       Required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • § At least 18 years old
  • §  High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent
  • §  Valid Driver’s License
  • §  Good physical condition 
  • §  Live within 5-minutes of station 3200 or 3200A
  • §  Possess good reading, writing and record keeping skills 
  • §  Possess qualities necessary to perform team tasks 
  • §  Ability to perform tasks in confined spaces 

 

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POSITION TITLE:              Fire Corps Volunteer

DEPARTMENT:                  Fire Department

REPORTS TO:                    Fire Chief

 

POSITION SUMMARY

Fire Corps members are not intended as substitutes for fire and emergency service personnel. Members will be utilized to support department functions, and will receive training appropriate to the duties that they may be called upon to perform.

KEY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

It is the policy of the Cannon Beach Rural Fire Protection District to assign Fire corps members to duties as may be determined appropriate and necessary. The members will be utilized to assist emergency management and other related community service functions in non-operational roles as needed and determined by the Fire Chief or his/her designee. The following jobs are indicated below, but are not limited. Fire Corps members must also comply with applicable District policies and procedures.

o   Administration/Clerical: perform administration within a district station or headquarters, such as data entry, filing of reports and general office duties.

o   Grant Writer: will work with District staff to identify grant opportunities, write grants, and administer the awarded grant.

o   Fire Ground Support: assist the Incident Commander in on scene activities to include traffic control, assisting personnel with replacing empty self-contained breathing bottles, setup and manage a rehab area during training activities and emergency operations.

  Fire Prevention: assist with the installation and maintenance of smoke / CO alarms, address signs, and participate in public education events.

  Technical Support: assists with technical duties to include but not be limited to radio programming, computer, finger printing, and other technically related skills.

  Fundraisers: Help develop, plan, set-up and participate in yearly fundraiser and special events to raise money for the Association.

JOB DETAILS

Hours of Work:         Available to respond as a volunteer firefighter to emergencies 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.  Training sessions every Wednesday from 7:00-9:00pm every month.  On-Call and special event/training exercises

Driver’s License:       Required.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • §  At least 18 years old
  • §  High School Diploma, G.E.D. or equivalent
  • §  Valid Driver’s License
  • §  Good physical condition 
  • §  Possess good reading, writing skills 
  • §  Possess qualities necessary to perform team tasks