Desirable Skills or Knowledge

Desirable Skills for Incoming Firefighters

  • Knowledge of relevant fire department policies, city ordinances, and state statutes governing fire departments.
  • Knowledge in principles of firefighting, rescue, and first aid.
  • Knowledge and proficiency in the use of rescue and fire tools and equipment.
  • Skills in using equipment for fire, rescue, and medical operations.
  • Ability to quickly coordinate operations on a fire or rescue scene with due regard to surrounding hazards and circumstances.
  • Maintain a high image in appearance and manners.

Desirable Experience & Training

  • Basic training in the emergency medical field.
  • Basic understanding of modern firefighting principles.
  • Able to respond to fire and rescue calls when in the area