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Fire Trainee

at City of Murfreesboro

Pay: up to $34992.4/year
$34992.4 - $
Posted: 3/6/2020
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 2719118
Categories: Other/General

Job Description

Overall Job Objective


Further instructions will be provided.

This purpose of this position is to become a Firefighter upon satisfactory completion of all probationary-year requirements.


Essential Functions:
  • Prepares for emergencies by conducting pre-incident planning, life safety inspections, equipment testing, and ensuring the daily operational readiness of all fire and rescue equipment.
  • Participates in drills and training for a variety of emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Required to attend and pass the State Fire Academy's Recruit Firefighter course.
  • Participates in fire pre-planning of businesses and public buildings.
  • Checking facilities for hazards to life and safety.
  • Responds to all emergencies/non-emergency calls including fires, vehicle accidents/extrication, medical emergencies, aircraft, trains, natural disasters, hazardous materials, special operations rescues, public assistance, etc.
  • Educates and informs the public on fire safety, fire department operations and general public.
  • Maintains fire stations including general cleaning, painting, pressure washing, waxing, mowing/weeding, beautification, changing light bulbs, etc.
  • Completes EMS and fire reports, purchase order requests, maintenance order requests, statistical data entry, and evaluation of property loss.
  • Dons personal protective clothing within one (1) minute and wears complete set of protective clothing and self-contained breathing apparatus weighing up to 40 pounds.
  • Performs salvage operations such as placing salvage covers, sweeping water, and removing debris.  Stops the flow of water from a sprinkler with sprinkler wedges or stoppers.
  • Audits fire and medical reports for Fire Department administration.
  • Assists with the fire prevention program.
  • Collects, classifies or formats data or information in accordance with a prescribed schema or plan to facilitate the identification and extraction of useful information.
  • Speaks with or signals to people to convey or exchange information of a general and technical nature.
  • Uses addition, subtraction, multiplication and division and/or calculates ratios, rates and percentages.
  • Reads technical instructions, procedures manuals and charts to solve practical problems, such as assembly instruction for tools, routine office equipment operating instructions, and methods and procedures for investigations and in drawing and layout work.
  • Composes routine reports and specialized reports, forms, and business letters, with proper format; speaks compound sentences using normal grammar and word form.
  • Responsible for guiding others; requires frequent decisions, affecting the individual, co-workers and others who depend on the service; works in a somewhat fluid environment with rules and procedures, but with many variations from the routine.
  • Handles or uses machines, tools, equipment or work aids involving some latitude for judgment regarding attainment of a standard or in selecting appropriate items.
  • Performs skilled work involving rules/systems with almost constant problem solving.
  • Requires considerable responsibility for the safety and health of others and/or continuous enforcement of the laws and standards of public health and safety.
  • Performs other work as assigned.
Physical Demands:
  • Performs work that involves sitting, talking and hearing frequently.
  • Requires walking; using hands to finger, handling or feeling objects, tools, or controls; and reaching with hands and arms.
  • Occasionally required to climb heights more than 100 feet; balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl on uneven surfaces and in confined spaces; and taste or smell.
  • Must regularly lift and/or move up to 75 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 175 pounds or larger with assistance.
  • In most cases, all physical demands will be encountered while wearing an additional 50 pounds of structural firefighting gear and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA).
  • Requires visual minimum of 20/100 each eye uncorrected and 20/30 each eye corrected and the abilities to distinguish colors.
  • Involves routine and frequent exposure to ultra-hazardous environments that may include; toxic/caustic chemicals; explosives; extreme heat; biohazards; and domestic situations.


Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
  • Requires High School diploma or GED equivalent.
  • No prior experience is required.
Special Certifications and Licenses:
  • Must have a valid driver's license.
  • Required to pass a physical examination, including medical history, by a licensed physician upon offer of employment.
  • Must comply with the State of Tennessee Firefighting Commission training rules and successfully pass Firefighter I certification. Failure to obtain Firefighter I certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment as Fire Trainee shall result in termination of employment.
  • Required to complete Emergency Medical Responder (EMR) training and be Medical First Responder state certified within the first twelve (12) months of employment and must maintain certification. Failure to obtain certification within the first twelve (12) months of employment will result in termination.
  • Must maintain all emergency services related licenses and certifications obtained prior to or during the employment with the Murfreesboro Fire Rescue Department for the entire duration of employment.
The City of Murfreesboro is an Equal Opportunity Employer.