Global Medical Response, Inc.

Firefighter in Knoxville, TN
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Part-Time

Job Description

Under direction of a Lieutenant or above, provides leadership and acts as a first line working supervisor to Firefighters. Oversees assigned crew activities including fire suppression, emergency medical services, hazardous material incidents, fire prevention, public education and the daily operation and maintenance of a fire station. May fill the position of Fire Lieutenant when necessary.  This job description applies to both, full-time and part-time employees.



Essential Functions:


  • 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 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/Client departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Prioritizes and reviews work to assure work quality and the timely accomplishment of assigned duties and responsibilities.
  • Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.
  • Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, aircraft, vehicle and Wildland fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.
  • Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.
  • Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene.
  • Directs and coordinates emergency scene activity unless and until relieved of command by a superior.
  • Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle, and transferring patients to medical facilities.
  • Treat patients in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.
  • Provide written reports detailing patient care
  • Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
  • Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner
  • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
  • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain.
  • Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.
  • Assists in identifying the training needs of company personnel including such areas as driving and operating equipment
  • Instructs and drills employees in fire fighting, emergency medical service techniques and other areas to ensure minimum company standards are maintained.
  • Participates 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.


  • State issued or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials-Operations
  • If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard, or FAA Airport Firefighter certification
  • State issued or National Registered as an EMT-Basic or EMT-Paramedic. Current ACLS certification required if applicant is an EMT-Paramedic.
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy.DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.
  • Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends.
  • Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis.
  • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for promotion or placement.


Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

EEO Statement

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


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