Fire Captains supervise and oversee a number of Firefighters and Fire Engineers in an assigned Fire Company. The Fire Captain oversees activities including fire suppression, emergency medical incidents, hazardous materials spills and other emergency incident calls and supervises a fire crew to ensure safety. The Fire Captain provides assistance to the Battalion Chief. In absence of the Battalion Chief position, the Fire Captain shall report directly to the Fire Chief.
- A Fire Captain manages the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a fire station and the apparatus and personnel assigned to that station.
- Fire Captains supervise a fire and rescue crew and the station apparatus dispatched to emergency scenes, including fire scenes, emergency medical calls, hazardous materials incidents, etc.
- Fire Captains may serve in the capacity of incident commander at emergency incidents.
- Fire Captains must be able to perform the duties of subordinate positions.
- The Fire Captain shall respond to fire and other emergency incidents as directed by the alarm room.
- The Fire Captain shall enforce established department safety procedures.
- Fire Captains are responsible to inspect and be familiar with the location of streets, buildings, hydrants and unusual hazards in their respective first due areas.
- Fire Captains maintain order and discipline in their command at all times.
- Fire Captains assist with planning, organizing, and controlling station objectives in accordance with all company philosophies, strategies, goals, objectives, principals and procedures
- Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.
- Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections.
- Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.
- 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.
- The Fire Captain shall complete, review and forward all required Fire Station/Company reports.
- Responsible for completion of required administrative forms and station logs.
- The Fire Captain shall ensure that their station has all required manuals and maintains the station training library.
- Must have thorough knowledge of Fire SOG�s and administrative policies.
- Must have thorough knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements
- The Fire Captain ensures participation by his crew in all company required training events.
- The Fire Captain conducts in-service company training.
- The Fire Captain is responsible for the completion of all assigned Safety inspections and Pre Emergency Plans.
- Fire Captains direct technical and functional supervision over firefighting staff and directly and indirectly supervise Firefighters, Fire Engineers, Fire Lieutenants and EMS personnel assigned to a specific fire station. Fire Captains supervise the
- Fire Captains delegate duties and responsibilities to subordinates.
- Ensure that apparatus, tools, equipment and quarters are maintained by crews daily.
- Ensure all required reports are completed daily.
- Communicate any required department orders, directives, memos, etc. promptly and consistently.
- Perform annual or bi-annual performance evaluations of assigned crew members and create and implement Performance Action Plans if necessary.
- Serve as a role model by consistently displaying exemplary leadership through action and example.
- Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
- 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.
- Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation
- State, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) Firefighter II and Hazardous Materials-Operations level certification. -If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard or FAA Airport Firefighter certification.
- Five years full-time Firefighter service with Rural/Metro Fire Department.
- State or National Registered as an EMT-P or EMT-B certification. -Current ACLS certification if EMT-P -Current CPR/AED certification
- Valid driver license with good driving record. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.
- Able to work 24 hr shifts.
- Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends.
- Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis.
- High School diploma or GED required.