• Industrial Fire Captain in Chattanooga, TN

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    Regular Full-Time
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    Position Summary


    The Industrial Fire Captain shall serve as the Shift Supervisor and shall be responsible for the supervision of the shift Emergency Response Team. The Captain will report directly to both the onsite Fire Chief and the client’s Shift Safety Supervisor or designee. The Captain will be qualified to initiate Incident Command and possibly serve as Incident Commander at the scene of any type of emergency. These emergencies could include, but are not limited to, HazMat, Fire, Rescue (confined space and high angle), Medical, and Oil Spill Response. The Captain will be responsible for the initiation of the site’s emergency plans as deemed appropriate.


    The Industrial Fire Captain will be responsible for the on duty response members under their supervision. The Captain will be expected to acquire a working knowledge of all fire equipment used at the site, as well as proper maintenance and inspection of such equipment. This equipment may include, but is not limited to, all apparatus, fire pumps, extinguishers, hydrants, monitors, post indicators, and deluge/sprinkler systems. The Captain will be responsible for the training of their shift on all equipment. The Captain will be responsible for delegating duties to shift members to make sure all required tasks are completed on time. The Captain will be responsible for the proper record retention, whether paper or electronic, of required compliance related inspections.


    Essential Functions


    Fire Suppression


    • A Fire Captain manages the day-to-day operation and maintenance of a fire station and the apparatus and personnel assigned to that
    • 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,
    • Fire Captains may serve in the capacity of incident commander at emergency
    • Fire Captains must be able to perform the duties of subordinate


    Operational Duties


    • 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
    • Fire Captains are responsible to inspect and be familiar with the location of streets, buildings, hydrants and unusual hazards in their respective first due
    • Fire Captains maintain order and discipline in their command at all
    • 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


    Customer Service


    • Conduct fire safety, fire extinguisher and pre­fire planning
    • Provide information to the client, conduct station tours, and participate in public education
    • Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co­workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare
    • Work requires interaction with representatives of other client departments and subcontractors, other fire departments and local, state and federal




    • The Fire Captain shall complete, review and forward all required Fire Station/Company
    • Responsible for completion of required administrative forms and station
    • The Fire Captain shall ensure that their station has all required manuals and maintains the station training
    • Must have thorough knowledge of Fire SOG’s and administrative
    • Must have thorough knowledge of applicable collective bargaining agreements




    • The Fire Captain ensures participation by his crew in all company required training
    • The Fire Captain conducts in-service company
    • The Fire Captain is responsible for the completion of all assigned Safety inspections and Pre Emergency




    • 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
    • Fire Captains delegate duties and responsibilities to
    • Ensure that apparatus, tools, equipment and quarters are maintained by crews
    • Ensure all required reports are completed
    • Communicate any required department orders, directives, memos, promptly and consistently.
    • Perform annual or bi­annual performance evaluations of assigned crew members and create and implement Performance Action Plans if
    • Serve as a role model by consistently displaying exemplary leadership through action and example.




    • Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct
    • 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
    • Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of
    • Complies and enforces all policies and
    • Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time
    • Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review


    Additional Duties


    • Other duties may be assigned that are specific to the local operation


    • State issued or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum:
      • NFPA 1001, Firefighter II and
      • NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials ­ Operations level certification.
    • Five years full­time Firefighting experience with a minimum of one year as a supervisor.
    • State or National Registered as an EMT­P or EMT­A certification with current CPR/AED certification. If an EMT-P must have current ACLS
    • Valid driver license with good driving record in accordance with company policy.
    • Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and
    • Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency
    • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for hiring placement or


    Desirable Qualifications


    • State issued or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a


    • NFPA 1002, Fire Apparatus Driver/Operator (Pumper)
    • NFPA 1081, Industrial Fire Brigade Member (Interior or Exterior)
    • NFPA 1006 – Rescue Technician (Confined Space & Rope Rescue Technicians)
    • NFPA 472, Hazardous Materials Technician
    • NFPA 1041, Fire Instructor I
    • NPFA 1021, Fire Officer I


    Educational Requirements


    • High School diploma or GED


    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 (20­50 pounds) and heavy (50­200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.



    Cognitive/Physical/Mental  Requirements


    Frequently: Professional judgment, problem solving, decision making, reasoning.

    Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow orders and instruction 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

    Turn out gear, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), gloves, helmet, safety glasses, safety shoes, hazmat suit. Ground ladders, porta power units, bolt cutters, water cut off tools, sledge hammers, lug wrenches, hand truck, battering ram, water rescue boat, life throw rings, stethoscopes, glucometer, backboards, neck collars, automatic defibrillators, aerial ladders, knives, chain saws, hand saws, pinch bars, fire extinguishers, portable lights, life vests, jet skis, sphygmomanometer, pulse oximetry, CIDs, electrocardiogram, angiocatheters, fire hoses, nozzles, axes, ceiling hooks, pry bars, power saws, ladders, heavy fans, shovels, ropes, hydraulic extrication equipment, fire engine, radios, generators, standard 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 including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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