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Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic
Last updated on October 08, 2023
PST Partner Agency since May 31, 2016
To apply, you must complete the following:
· Register with Public Safety Testing and successfully pass their written exam.
· Complete the Personal History Statement with Public Safety Testing
· Submit the following to the City & Borough of Juneau’s Human Resources Department (155 South Seward Street, Juneau AK 99801)
o City and Borough of Juneau Application
o Criminal background check*
o Driving record issued by the Department of Public Safety in the applicant's state of residence*
*The criminal background checks and driving records submitted must account for the fire years preceding the date of application.
We will have the option of doing distant (via zoom, Microsoft team, etc. ) medical scenario evaluation and oral board interviews for those who are out of town. This option is only for the Firefighter/Paramedic testing.
Please click this link to learn more about the position and apply on the city's website: https://juneau.org/human-resources/employment-opportunities/entry/4484
Looking for a challenge? An exciting career with multi-discipline Fire and EMS based services? Please take a moment and read about Capital City Fire Rescue below.
The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of the State of Alaska. It is the largest city located in Southeast Alaska. Access to Juneau can be made by either the Alaska Ferry System or commercial airline services. Juneau is the hub for travel throughout Southeast Alaska. The name of the city was in memoriam of Joe Juneau, a gold miner who found over 1,000 pounds of gold during his lifetime.
Juneau is centrally located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest in North America. It is one of the most beautiful cities in America, experiencing a full range of seasons including the long daylight hours of an Alaskan summer. However, being located in a rainforest means that it does rain frequently, and residents excel at adapting to the conditions.
The Gastineau Channel bisects downtown Juneau and neighboring Douglas Island. Juneau is home to over 34,000 permanent residents and is visited by over 1,000,000 tourists each summer by cruise ship alone. From the Mendenhall Glacier to Admiralty Island, nature’s beauty can be seen all throughout its 3,255 square miles which makes it the third largest municipality in the United States and larger than the state of Delaware. If outdoor activities are a must, there is boating, snowboarding, hunting, and fishing galore.
Juneau is home to much natural beauty and along with this beauty there is much to do. Whether you would like to watch a live play at Perservence Theater, ski at Eaglecrest, kayak to the Mendenhall Glacier, fish in Auke Bay, hike over 250 miles of trails including the Chilkoot, or camp with your family at Eagle Beach, Juneau is truly a place of limitless fun. For families, Juneau boasts an award-winning school district, unique post-secondary opportunities, and impressively low crime rate making it perfect for raising a family.
Capital City Fire Rescue is a phenomenal organization that serves the citizens and visitors of Juneau and the outlying communities throughout Southeast Alaska. CCFR is comprised of 46 dedicated full-time personnel and over 60 dedicated volunteer personnel who service the community. CCFR’s mission statement is “to serve and protect the community from life and property threatening emergencies in a competent, professional, and proactive manner.” This is accomplished by providing service through education, mitigation, prevention, and readiness.
CCFR responds to over 4,000 calls annually divided between 2 career and 3 volunteer stations. These calls range from structural firefighting and aircraft firefighting to medical emergencies and ice, water, rope, and high angle rescues. Additionally air rescue services are a regular activity with CCFR. EMS incidents account for approximately 80% of total call volume.
The career stations are staffed by a total of 12 personnel on a 24-shift with over 16 apparatus consisting of rescue boats, medic units, engines, trucks, and squad units. All apparatus are staffed to provide ALS service.
Career personnel work a 24 hour shift with 48 hours off. Career personnel are represented by IAFF Local 4303 and covered under collective bargaining. Career personnel are also allowed to carry pagers for larger incidents requiring more staffing needs. Additionally, career personnel may trade shifts as the need arises. Cross training is a must as each member may be called on to provide EMS, fire suppression, aircraft rescue firefighting, technical rope rescue, hazardous materials, and much more. Personnel are constantly interacting with the community whether it is through IAFF Local 4303’s Fill the Boot, CCFR’s cadet program which allows high school teenagers an opportunity to serve their community through their local fire department, or fire prevention education to the local school systems. Any one of these programs among others allow for service outside of the day to day operations of the department.
If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting place to grow, learn, and live, Capital City Fire Rescue is looking for outstanding individuals to join our team.
CCFR provides 24/7 emergency response for the City and Borough of Juneau. All permanent full-time positions work 24-hour shifts and live at the station during their shift. CCFR has two live-in stations, the Juneau station located in downtown Juneau, and the Glacier station located near the Juneau International Airport. In addition, we have Douglas, Auke Bay, and Lynn Canal Stations.
Typical duties of a Firefighter Paramedic include:
- Quickly respond to a variety of emergency situations and perform rescue activities. Extinguish fires and render emergency medical care and assistance to those in need or in crisis.
- Search and rescue people from fires and other emergencies, which may involve carrying children, injured, infirm, or frightened people from burning buildings; locate and dig out people trapped in tunnels, pipes, or excavations; rescue people trapped on cliffs, ledges, etc.; perform water or ice rescues; and, evacuate people from hazardous spills/areas of contamination by chemicals, gas, etc.
- Respond quickly to alarms/pagers, be able to put on protective clothing rapidly, and load necessary equipment to the apparatus.
- Assesses properties on fire, such as smell and color of smoke, to determine what is burning and what equipment and extinguishing agents to use and what protective gear to wear; assesses effects of weather, wind, humidity, and other conditions on the fire; assesses best route for evacuation and access to the fire scene; and relay information to responding firefighters.
- Listen, relay, and follow the verbal orders of Fire Chief/Incident Commander at the scene.
- Evaluate whether entry of burning structure is feasible; forces open doors, windows, or gates; and breaks or cuts into walls, roofs, or fences to gain access to fire or to search area.
- Check, operate, and maintain generators, air compressors, breathing apparatus, light plants, rescue equipment, and other specialized firefighting/rescue equipment and tools. Maintain records and prepare reports on equipment test, usage, and fire and ambulance incidents.
- Operate ambulance and other related emergency equipment. Assess general condition of injured individual by noting vital signs, pupil dilation, respiration, skin temperature, alertness, and mental orientation.
- Administer necessary emergency care to stabilize a patient for transport; administer CPR; administer intravenous fluids and medications to patient on instruction from medical personnel; check victims at scene for medic alert symbols or emblems; and transport patient to ambulance or emergency vehicle with special care to avoid further injury.
- Aircraft firefighting and rescue duties, including airport specific response procedures under the Federal Aviation Administration and other applicable state or federal regulations. If assigned, may be required to drive ARFF apparatus.
- May be required to travel in aircraft and watercraft to provide emergency medical services. When properly trained, may be required to respond to and perform specialized skills in technical rescue responses such as hazmat, rope, or confined space.
- Participate in required training to maintain and enhance firefighting and emergency medical knowledge and skill; attend classes in first aid, emergency medical techniques, firefighting, equipment, etc.; learn and practice new methods; and participate in drills.
- Deal with the public in emergency and normal day to day operations, providing education and service in a professional manner.
# of Staff: 46
Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic has 2 vacancies.
Capital City Fire/Rescue is currently hiring full-time, permanent positions. The current hiring process will be utilized to fill the open positions as well as establish an eligibility list to be used to full future vacancies, which may occur within the next twelve months, subject to an interview and re-evaluation of the candidate's current job performance. At the discretion of the Fire Chief, the eligibility list may be extended up to one year from the effective date.
$65,957-$85,729 annually depending upon experience.
$25,000 Retention Bonus available after successfully completing a one (1) year probationary period.
Additional pay incentives based on union contract for professional pay may be earned.
Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic Requirements
|Category||Requirement||Required at time of...|
Complete PHS at time of application.
|Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)||
No, not required (may be required later)
|High School Grad/ GED||High School Diploma or GED.|
|Driver's License Required||Alaska Driver’s License.|
|Ability to Read & Write the English Language||Must be able to read and speak the English language.|
|Firefighter 1 Certification||
Firefighter 1 Certification is required At the time of appointment and for continued employment.
|Paramedic Certification||Licensure as a State of Alaska Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic; OR certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as a Paramedic; OR Equivalent licensure in another state, province or territory; (Note: appointment will be made conditionally pending successful completion of the written and practical examination with NREMT as EMT-Paramedic by date of appointment.)|
|CPAT||Candidate will be required to pass Physical Agility test.|
|Multiple Scores from Same Applicant||We only consider the most recent score|
|Request/Access Scores||Once annually-every July unless the current eligibility list has been exhausted. At that time, a new eligibility list and testing will be scheduled outside the established testing dates.|
Capital City Fire & Rescue - Firefighter Paramedic
Juneau, AK 99801 Juneau County
Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)
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