Menomonee Falls, WI
The Firefighter is responsible for:
The performance of firefighting, fire prevention, hazardous materials incident mitigation, initial fire investigation, assisting EMT and extrication duties as required by the Department.
Assisting in the maintenance and repair of Department facilities and equipment.
Major Duties and Responsibilities
Carry out firefighting, rescue, extrication, salvage, hazardous materials or other emergency duties.
Have a thorough knowledge of and comply with all Department SOG, policies and procedures, SO, Village policies, and supervisor's directions and orders.
Be proficient in the use and maintenance of all tools, equipment, medical supplies and vehicles used by the Department.
Perform cleaning and maintenance of Department facilities and equipment.
Ensure all necessary reports and paperwork are completed in a correct and timely manner.
Comply with the requirements of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA).
In the absence of an officer or more senior employee, serve as a crew leader and supervise junior personnel in the performance of their duties both during non-emergency activities and utilizing the incident command system during emergency incidents.
Participate in Department trainings, complete all mandatory trainings, and attend outside classes to enhance skills.
Make periodic inspections of buildings for fire hazards.
Participate in school fire drills and other fire prevention and public relation activities.
Drive and operate Department apparatus to include mini pumpers, vans, cars, ambulances, pickup trucks, and tow trailers.
Maintain effective communications with all levels of the Department.
Order supplies and maintain accurate inventories.
Other duties as assigned.
At time of hire
Be at least 18 years of age
Hold a high school diploma or equivalent
Hold a valid Wisconsin driver’s license
Hold State of Wisconsin certification in Firefighter I
Within 18 months after hire must be licensed as a State of Wisconsin EMT
Additional preferred State of Wisconsin certifications, licenses and/or degrees
Fire Inspector I
Driver/Operator – Pumper
Driver/Operator – Aerial
Essential Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
The Firefighter must be able to perform these tasks independently.
Stamina – vent a roof, pull charged hose line, strip roof with tools, climb stairs with equipment, carry hose up multiple flights.
Extent flexibility – roll/pull hose, remove ceiling with poles, push ladder to peak, reach out from ladder, chop with axe, extricate victim, overhaul a burned building, remove building parts.
Dynamic flexibility – chop with axe, pick up hose, advance hose, strip roof, perform CPR/chest compressions.
Static strength – carry hose, lift/carry victim/patient, move charged hose, lift ladder, move portable generator.
Explosive strength – force entry with axe battering ram, raise ladder, run up stairs with equipment, breach walls, pull advance hose, chop with axe to vent roof.
Dynamic strength – climb ladders/stairs in full protective clothing (turnout) with equipment, climb aerial ladder.
Trunk strength – pull charged hose, perform CPR, pick up equipment at fire, hold hose on fire target, lift victim.
Speed limb movement – dodge debris, chop with axe, don SCBA, exit burning building, operate aerial apparatus, perform CPR, operate/drive apparatus.
Gross body coordination – climb/descend with victim, advance charged hose line while maintaining flow on target, walk across roof ridge, start/use power saw.
Gross body equilibrium – walk on icy roof peak at night, carry patient down stairs, swing axe from ladder.
Arm-hand steadiness – operate power tools, connect hose couplings, perform CPR, take blood pressures (BP)/pulse, start an intravenous line, apply traction to limb/neck of victim.
Manual dexterity – couple hose, perform CPR, bandage patient, use tools/extrication equipment, use bag-valve ventilator, tie knots, use SCBA.
Finger dexterity – use SCBA equipment, tie knots, perform infant CPR.
Near vision – read manuals/pump control panel.
Far vision – drive to an emergency, visualization of fire conditions, see power lines for safe ladder placement, see addresses.
Visual color discrimination – determine fire status/hazards by smoke color, identify labels and placards.
Hearing – hear call for help in burning building, hear fire crackle in dense smoke.
Mobility – advance hose line, climb ladder, search/rescue in building, move on roof, get on/off equipment.
Effort – chop/vent roof, overhaul burned buildings, advance charged hose line up stairs, climb stairs/ladder, use axe.
There are physical demands that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable persons with disabilities to perform essential functions.
Standing, walking and sitting
Stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling
Running, grappling, climbing, balancing and bending/twisting
Reaching, feeling, speaking and hearing
Lifting, carrying, pushing/pulling: 100 pounds or more
Handling, grasping and manipulating: fire hose, ladders, performing CPR, utilizing patient lifting devices, etc.
Manual dexterity and fine motor skills
Approximately 13-26 hours/week
Shift availability/scheduled hours based on Department needs
Base pay is based on fire certifications.
Premiums are added to the base pay as follows:
0.25 FTE Rotation
0.5 FTE Rotation
Day Shift (0700-1900 CST)
Outside workplace environment that is confined.
Exposure to extreme cold, hot and normal temperatures.
Contact with water and liquids.
Exposure to loud noise with a minimum of 90 decibels and vibrations from tools, equipment, machinery, etc.
Exposure to hazardous conditions such as: mechanical / electrical, chemical, burns, explosives, heights, physical injury, and fast-moving vehicles.
Exposure to atmospheric conditions such as: fumes, gases, noxious odors, dust, poor ventilation.
Exposure to blood borne pathogens: blood on self and clothing from emergency medical service (EMS) related calls.
Calculator, copy machine, computer, fax machine, telephone, two-way radio.
Power tools, hand tools, chain saws, shovels, brooms, ladders, exhaust fans, hose and nozzles, and meters/detection equipment.
Emergency medical equipment on the ambulance, ambulance cot, stair chair.
Car, pickup truck, van, ambulance, lawn mower, and snow blower.
Breathing apparatus, hearing and eye protection, firefighting protective equipment clothing, canister/filter breathing mask, and hazardous chemical clothing.
Other equipment as required.
Our mission is to be responsive to the needs of residents of and visitors to the Villages of Menomonee Falls and Lannon.
We will achieve our mission through prevention education, emergency medical services, fire suppression, professional development and emergency preparedness.
We will serve as role models and actively participate in our community to ensure the safety, health and well-being of our residents and customers.
We will be innovative, progressive and an engaged organization committed to the highest quality of service which will be deemed excellent by our customers.
We believe in being ambassadors for the Villages of Menomonee Falls and Lannon.
We are committed to:
Honesty and integrity
Excellent customer service
Respect for diversity, equity and inclusion
DIVERSITY, EQUITY AND INCLUSION
The success of the Menomonee Falls Fire Department is dependent upon our ability to recruit, develop, retain and promote motivated, talented and skilled members. To ensure we continue to provide excellent service to the residents of and visitors to the Villages of Menomonee Falls and Lannon it is imperative we recognize the value of diversity, equity and inclusion. We will start with the expectations that all employees will treat each other with dignity and respect, regardless of perceived differences.
Characteristics such as age, culture, gender, ethnicity, race, sexual orientation, religious preference, gender expression and the expression of unique ideas and philosophies provide the opportunity to better understand each other. This understanding will strengthen the productivity of our workforce.
How can we help?
The Village of Menomonee Falls provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. This applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.
In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act, the Village will provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities and encourages both prospective and current employees to discuss potential accommodations with the employer.
Menomonee Falls, Village of (WI)
W156 N8480 Pilgrim Road
Menomonee Falls, Wisconsin, 53051