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Lockwood FIre
Lockwood, Montana 59101
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Job Title:      FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC Job Title:   Probationary Fire Fighter / Paramedic Department:   Line Fire Fighter Work Area:   Lockwood Response Area Work Schedule: Shift Rotation:  As per the current Collective Bargaining Contract Immediate Supervisor: Fire Captain
Section 1: Defined The Firefighter/Paramedic shall be subordinate to the company Fire Captains, and assist them as directed. In all matters of Emergency Medicine with regard to the patient the Firefighter/Paramedic shall be in charge of patient care and the crew should support the needs and directions of the Firefighter/Paramedic
Section 2: General Duties The Firefighter/Paramedic shall: A. Assist in the work of the department whether or not it may be their assigned duties, and in the absence of any special orders, report to the officer in charge. B. Be assigned to a company or medic unit, and may be reassigned at any time as required. C. Cooperate fully with other department members. D. Participate fully in training programs. E. Maintain department buildings and equipment in keeping with the best traditions of the fire service. F.  Be responsible for equipment check and medical supplies of all medic units.
Section 3: Alarm Response The Firefighter/Paramedic shall: A. Respond to all alarms to all hazardous and special locations as deemed necessary. B. Dress in bunker pants and boots, or other PPE and drive the proper apparatus to the alarm. C. Drive their personal vehicles to the scene without blocking access to other emergency vehicles. D.  Provide Advanced Life Support, Basic Life Support, and needed medical attention to all individuals requiring medical services of the Lockwood Fire Department.
Section 4: Duties at Fires The Firefighter/Paramedic shall:  A. Be under direct supervision of their company officers. B. Remain at their duty assignments until properly relieved by a senior officer. C. Assist in the suppression of all types of fires as directed by their supervisor. D.  Provide support and assistance to personnel as needed or directed at all fire emergencies.
Section 5: Training The Firefighter/Paramedic shall: A. Attend all in-service training as directed by Company Officers, Training Officers or the Fire Chief. B. Participate fully in training programs. C. Attend other company training as required by the policy manual. D. Keep current all State, and National certifications as they pertain to their  paramedic credentials.  E.  Attend department scheduled courses of instruction to remain current with  National and State paramedic certification hours.
Section 6: Rules and Regulations The Firefighter/Paramedic shall follow the rules and regulations of the department.
Section 7: Records The Firefighter/Paramedic shall maintain all record keeping duties assigned by senior officers. A.  Firefighter/paramedics will complete all patient care reports before the  completion of shift. B.  Complete all necessary paperwork to ensure proper billing of the patient. C.  Follow all HIPPA requirements to ensure confidentiality.
Section 8: Other Duties   A. Perform other duties as superior officers may direct. B. Instruct courses in EMS as directed by the Training Officer or Company Officer
Section 9: Education and Experience  A. High School diploma or equivalent. B. Must be computer literate and familiar with Windows applications. C. Be licensed as a Paramedic.
Section 10: Health A. Must be in good physical and mental condition, and must be able to cope with stress conditions.
B. Adequate vison to maneuver in situations such as low light, smoke both heavy and light, and glare. C. Speech and hearing capable of communicating clearly on a radio, or in person during an emergency or during noisy conditions. D. Manual dexterity sufficient to operate firefighting suppression and rescue equipment, radio communication equipment, and emergency medical equipment. E. Frequently/Routinely: • Walk; crawl; climb ladders and stairways; stand for long periods of time; lift, carry, push, or pull weight up to 180 pounds; bend, squat, kneel, or twist; reach to ground level and overhead; hold and grip objects; work at heights of 100 feet or higher as required by emergency situations; observe situations, identify appropriate instructions; observe and move about emergency scenes, walk over uneven and difficult terrain, work in high heat and extreme cold conditions for extended periods
Section 11: Knowledge and Abilities  A. Gain knowledge of rules and regulations of the department, geography of the Lockwood response area, location of hazardous premises and fire hydrants. B. Gain knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of modern fire suppression and prevention. C. Gain knowledge and skill in supervision of the operation and maintenance of firefighting and medical transport apparatus and equipment. D. Gain knowledge of explosives, hazardous materials, and the hazard potentials of liquids and gases. E. Gain ability to evaluate fires, assess medical needs for patients, recognize danger, use sound judgment, and react calmly. F. Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships. G. Ability to express ideas clearly and concisely, orally and in writing. H. Extensive knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of operating motor driven equipment, and the transportation of patients in a medical unit. I. Maintain high quality of patient care by assuming responsibilities for medical care of the patient and carrying out established policies and procedures. J. Utilize medical equipment and procedures including defibrillator and EKG monitor, telemetry equipment, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, medications, CPR, and other procedures as required. K. Prepare and submit EMS pre-hospital forms according to Lockwood Fire & Rescue standards, supply inventory forms, patient records, and other forms as required. L. Lift and carry patient to and from the ambulance.
M. Employees must have successfully completed the probation period, completed the Lockwood supported NFPA standards for Fire Fighter I, and shall be classified as Fire Fighter I.
 A. High school diploma or GED. B. Current Montana or National Registry Paramedic certification and current state driver’s license and acceptable driving record. C. Negative DOT drug screen. D. Current CPR, ACLS, and PALS certification.  E. Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age. F. Must pass a written and oral exam, and complete ride time with a                                     preceptor as part of the credential establishing process within six (6) months of hire. H. Ability to locate hospitals and major medical facilities in the area, and ability to maintain effective communication skills with both co-workers, patients, patient’s family, and the personnel of base station hospitals and interacting agencies. I. Effective oral and written communications skills. J. Effective interpersonal skills.
 A. Occasionally:  Climbing, kneeling, running distance. B. Frequently:  walking inside, lifting not greater than two hundred (200) pounds, pushing, pulling, reaching, balancing, carrying no greater than seventy (70) pounds, driving ambulance. C. Constantly:  Seeing, hearing/listening, clear speech, touching, walking outside, climbing, stooping, bending, leaning, sitting, upper and lower body flexibility, multiple physical activities performed at the same time.
A. Occasionally:  Extreme heat and cold, temperature changes, wet and/or humid conditions, vibration, mechanical and electrical equipment, pressurized equipment, burning materials, moving objects, high places, fumes/odors/mists, gases, toxic conditions. B. Frequently:  Inside, outside, confined areas, noise, dirt/dust, other hazardous conditions, human excrement, blood, urine, mucous, tissue. C. Constantly:  Works with and around others, face to face and verbal contact with others, shift work.
A. Occasionally:  Facsimile, kitchen appliances, vacuum cleaner, protective devices and clothing. B. Frequently:  Cleaning equipment and supplies. C. Constantly:  Gurney, maps, pager, IV supplies, bandaging, medications, monitor/defibrillator, radio, suction equipment, airway equipment/bag, disposable supplies, durable equipment, trauma bag/box, drug box.


The Lockwood Fire District, in Billings MT. is now accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Positions are regular, full-time and are represented by the Lockwood Firefighters Local 3658. The qualified candidate will be offered an interview, and is subject to background investigation if offered employment. New employees may be required to attend a 10 week firefighter academy at some time during the employee’s probationary period.

All interested candidates must apply with the Lockwood Fire District 8 using the District’s online application. The closing date for this application is August 30th 2019. A cover letter and resume, should accompany the application. Applications can be obtained online at Lockwoodfire.com or by calling 1-406-252-1460 and requesting an application.


Must provide the following prior to interview

  • Possess a High School diploma or General Educational Development equivalency (GED);
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Current National Registry or Montana EMT-Paramedic certification.
  • Current National Registry EMT, with documentation that you are enrolled in a accredited paramedic program. Candidate must pass the National registry test for EMT-Paramedic.

Eligibility for Employment will require that the candidate must:

  • Meet minimum health and physical qualifications as established by the Lockwood Fire Department referencing  NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
  • Pass a physical from a licensed physician of the Lockwood Fire District’s choosing. (paid by district)
  • Demonstrate the ability and skills needed to perform as a firefighter/paramedic. A current certificate from a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) will also be accepted as proof of physical ability.
  • A current, valid driver's license, having been licensed for a minimum of two years, and insurable by the Fire District’s insurer. A Montana Driver’s License must be obtained within 3 months of hiring.


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Posted: 2019-08-05 Expires: 2019-09-04

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