CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT

6B01
FIREFIGHTER

Specialties:
( Bilingual ) ( General )

GENERAL DEFINITION

This is fire fighting and rescue work, controlling and extinguishing fires using a variety of specialized equipment and techniques, evacuating persons from areas of danger, and performing emergency treatment. Work includes inspecting multi-occupancy and commercial buildings for fire hazards and violations of the Fire Code, and instructing the public on the principles of fire preventions.

Work is performed under the general supervision of a fire officer. Assignments are stable in nature and are carried out in accordance with standard departmental practices and general work instructions. Employees work together in fire companies or rescue squads performing general fire fighting and rescue duties in assigned geographic areas of the city. The dangers inherent in the work represent conditions which can be only partially controlled through preventive measures. Work requires moderate physical effort when using hoseline, ladders and tools, and when performing rescues.


TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)

Bilingual Specialty

General Specialty


REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

ABILITY TO:


MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE

The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 9/89.

EDUCATION:

ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENT FOR THE BILINGUAL SPECIALTY:

PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS:

LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS AND/OR CERTIFICATES:

Pay Range: 303
Class Established: 1/1/1953

Latest Spec. Rev
  CSC. -
2/1994

CO/vp3/mt


END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 6B01