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Firefighter-Paramedic & Firefighter- EMT

City of Olathe Olathe Full-Time
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The Firefighter – EMT responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, urban search & rescue and other calls to protect life and property; participates in all-hazards risk reduction and training; and maintains cleanliness of fire department facilities and readiness of firefighting equipment.

 
The Firefighter – Paramedic responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, urban search & rescue and other calls to protect life and property; participates in all-hazards risk reduction and training; and maintains cleanliness of fire department facilities and readiness of firefighting equipment; holds primary responsibility for the readiness of medical equipment; provides medical treatment at the paramedic level as authorized by the Johnson County Medical Protocols and the Standard Operating Guidelines of the Olathe Fire Department.- Respond to fire alarms with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders; ventilate burning structures; enter buildings to evacuate occupants.
- Perform search and rescue of individuals in hazardous environments including collapsed buildings, auto accidents, hazardous material spills, and confined spaces.
- Obtain and preserve evidence at a fire scene; participate in determining fire origins and causes.
- Operate all types of fire operation and rescue equipment.
- Respond to a variety of general emergency rescue calls including auto accidents, gas system leaks and animals in distress.
- Provide training and instruction of special rescue skills; teach and demonstrate special techniques.
- Inspect building structures for pre-emergency planning and compliance with fire codes; prepare reports and citations; explain City fire codes and fire prevention policies and procedures to the public.
- Participate in fire drills; attend training sessions on firefighting techniques, emergency medical care and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
- Obtain adequate continuing education units to maintain specific EMT or Paramedic Certification.

EMT Specific:
- Respond to emergency medical incidents; analyze patient needs and administer basic emergency medical care; assist paramedics at medical emergencies.
 
Paramedic Specific:

- Respond to emergency medical incidents; provide advanced and basic emergency medical procedures to the sick and injured as defined in the Johnson County Medical Protocols. 
- Must be proficient with medical protocols, all medical equipment and medications utilized by the Olathe Fire Department.  Must also be proficient with all fire department policies in reference to the Management of Controlled Substances.
- Responsible for checking and maintaining all medical equipment and medications.

EMT Specific: 
- High school diploma or GED.
- EMT certification
- Two years of firefighting experience is preferred.

Paramedic Specific:
- High school diploma or GED.
- National Registry or state paramedic certification and college level course work in fire science, fire administration or a related field.
- Two years of firefighting experience and/or two years' experience as a certified paramedic, preferable.

LICENSE & CERTIFICATION(S)

- KS Driver's License or ability to obtain; non-commercial Class B or other state equivalent. (required)
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) certificate. (required)
   Must be current or obtained within date range, 8/12/2019 – 11/15/2019. 
- Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) certificate. (required)
- Firefighter I or II certificates (preferred)

EMT Specific
- Ability to obtain a Kansas EMT certificate and/or National Registry EMT certificate.

Paramedic Specific
- Ability to obtain Kansas Paramedic certificate and/or National Registry Paramedic certificate.

Recommended skills

Emergency Handling
Fire Prevention
Confined Spaces
Emergency Management
Emergency Medical Services
Health Care

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With a population of 122,500 (9/07) and growing, Olathe is the second largest among the 21 communities in prosperous Johnson County, and the fourth largest city in the state. It is located just 20 miles southwest of downtown Kansas City, with all of the cultural advantages of a major metropolitan area.

Olathe offers a life style of exceptional quality. A drive through Olathe's attractive neighborhoods shows a well-planned, pleasing community. Olathe's Fire and Police Departments are among the finest in the state. The City's school system is one of the best in the nation.

Outdoor recreation offers a variety of activities, including running, bicycling, fishing, boating, and team sports. The Olathe area is popular for hot-air ballooning and sailboarding. Olathe has two public lakes: Olathe Lake (172 acres) and Cedar Lake (45 acres.)

The City's Parks and Recreation Department maintains year-round activities including music and dance, sports, health and fitness programs for all ages. Baseball diamonds, tennis courts and fitness trails are available throughout the city and there are four public outdoor swimming pools in Olathe.

Olathe's quality of life invites an ever-increasing number of people to look at the community as a place to call home.

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