Global Medical Response, Inc.

Training Officer Fire in Memphis, TN
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Job Description Summary : | Job Description :

The Fire Training Officer is responsible for the overall management of the Training Program as it pertains to service Delivery and Employee Career Development.  The Training Officer develops, administers and delivers all necessary training and education, unless otherwise delegated or assigned. 

  • The Training Officer supervises other certified instructors within the department in relation to instructor duties only. 
  • Supervises, manages and coordinates all activities associated with the development of new recruit firefighters, engineer development programs, and company officer programs. 
  • The coordination and supervision of these programs shall include but are not limited to coordinating entrance examinations, scheduling and implementing training academies, developing training packets. 
  • Delegates training activities and lead instruction to assigned instructors. 
  • Monitors and reports unsatisfactory training performance of personnel to appropriate supervisors. 
  • Maintains accurate employee training files and records for the department. 
  • Performs periodic audits on training files and records.
  • Maintains accurate training attendance and performance records. 
  • Tracks EMS Continuation education hours and submits audits to EMS Officer bi-annually. 
  • Develops annual drill schedule and assigns instructors. 
  • Management of training budget. 
  • Order, stock and purchase training related resources and materials. 
  • Lead Coordinator for RMFD live fire training. 
  • Must have thorough knowledge of Fire Standard Operating Guidelines (SOG’s) and administrative policies.
  • Exhibit exceptional organizational skills, recordkeeping, filing and tracking.  Attends monthly staff meetings to provide training updates. 
  • Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of, and oversee compliance with, departmental policies and procedures, SOG’s and Human Resources policies and procedures as they pertain to the Training Program. 
  • Maintain a thorough and current knowledge of fireground safety, tactics and techniques, Emergency Medical Services standing orders.
  • Act as lead instructor during drills or shift training, unless otherwise delegated or assigned. 
  • Supervise the actions of all lead instructors during the preparation and delivery of training activities. 
  • Foster and enforce a safe training environment. 
  • May report to emergency scenes/calls as needed for the purpose of observing and assessing quality of training and determining areas of training need. 
  • Serve as a role model by consistently displaying exemplary skill and knowledge through action, and leading by example.    
  • Lead, delegate and obtain cooperation within a group of subordinates. 
  • Communicate training methods effectively. 
  • Develop and implement training SOG’s, policies and procedures. 
  • Lead Coordinator for RMFD live fire training. 
  • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training.
  • Work involves serving the public. 
  • Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers. 
  • Work requires interaction with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies. 
  • Portable radios are used as a means of communication.  Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
  • Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
  • Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.
  • Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
  • Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of concern.
  • Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
  • Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
  • Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

Additional Duties:

  • Perform other duties as directed.  Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation. 


  • TN/IFSAC Firefighter II
  • TN/IFSAC Fire Officer II
  • TN/IFSAC Fire Instructor II
  • TN Advanced EMT
  • TEMA/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Operations
  • Preferred:
  • TN/IFSAC Fire Instructor III
  • TEMA/IFSAC Hazardous Materials Technician
  • NFPA 1403 Live Fire Instructor Certificate

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

Physical Requirements:

  • The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, fire department personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery.   There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and frequent heavy (50-200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.
  • Firefighting may require an annual pack test.  The Pack test refers to work capacity tests used to qualify individuals for Wildland firefighting duty.  The pack test measures aerobic capacity, muscular strength and muscular endurance.  The pack test requires completion at the arduous endurance level:  a 3-mile hike with a 45-pound pack to be completed within 45 minutes. 

Cognitive/Psychosocial/Mental Requirements:

  • Occasionally: Analyzing, judgment.
  • Frequently: Problem solving, decision making, reasoning.
  • Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow orders and instructions and read fire manuals. General math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication and division.

Stress Factors:

  • Frequently: Repetitive tasks, high pressure.
  • Occasionally: Fatigue, intense tasks

Equipment Operated:

  • Emergency medical apparatus, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses and other standard firefighting equipment; ladders, emergency medical equipment; radio; pager, personal computer; projector; demonstration props; fax machine, telephone, Microsoft Windows and Office software, printers, Fire incident reporting system, firehouse software.

Working Conditions:

  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • Work is performed primarily in an indoor office environment; Firefighting, Medical Services and Rescue duties may be performed in or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions, such as, but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wet, humid, and loud situations.


EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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