Capt Craig Freeman


Consolidated Municipality / Carson City (CA & NV) is accepting apps for  FIREFIGHTER & FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC Until November 21, 2016.  For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass


 Consolidated Municipality / Carson City (NV)

is accepting applications for:



Department of Human Resources
201 North Carson Street, Suite 4,
Carson City, NV 89701-4289
Firefighter and/or Firefighter/Paramedic

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Salary: See Position Description


CLOSING DATE: Mon. 11/21/16 5:00 PM Pacific Time



Six agencies are participating in this recruitment: Carson City Fire Department, North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District, North Tahoe Fire Protection District, Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District, Storey County Fire Protection District, and East Fork Fire Protection District .  Each agency has specific job knowledge, skill and ability requirements.  To review agency specific requirements, compensation and benefits, please visit:

Seasonal firefighters currently employed by one of the participating agencies may apply for a position.

Testing is scheduled to occur during the week of December 5th – 9th, 2016.  Qualified individuals will be invited to participate in the week long testing.  Please note: you must be available during the entire week of testing.  The week long testing will include a written examination (scheduled for December 5, 2016).  If you pass the written, you will be invited to participate in the physical ability exam (scheduled for December 6, 2016).  If you pass the physical ability exam, you will be invited to participate in the oral examination and the assessment (scheduled for December 7th – 9th, 2016).


Responds to fire alarms, medical emergencies, and other calls to protect life and property; participates in fire prevention, training, and station and equipment maintenance activities; receives general supervision from higher level supervisory and management staff; and exercises functional and technical supervision over assigned staff.


The following lists the major duties and requirements of the job and is not all-inclusive. Incumbent(s) may be expected to perform job-related duties other than those contained in this document and may be required to have specific job-related knowledge and skills.  Please review the agency specific job descriptions at:
  1. Serves as a paramedic responding to emergency medical incidents, analyzing and taking command of patient care, with full responsibility for the patient(s) until relieved by proper medical personnel.
  2. Administers medical aid at medical emergencies; applies techniques for the control of bleeding; and utilizes immobilization techniques to stabilize patient.
  3. Responds to fire alarms with assigned apparatus; deploys and connects hose; operate pumping apparatus; operate nozzle and directs water streams; and raises and climbs ladders.
  4. Ventilates burning structures and enters buildings to evacuate and rescue occupants.
  5. Responds to a variety of general emergency rescue calls, including auto accidents, gas system leaks, wild land and structural fires, and search and rescue incidents.
  6. Operates a variety of portable firefighting equipment, including extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, self-contained breathing apparatus, ladders, and emergency medical and other rescue equipment.
  7. Inspects building structures for compliance with fire codes; prepares reports; and explains city fire codes and fire prevention policies and procedures to the public.
  8. Responds to hazardous materials incidents; secures hazardous materials scenes and identifies spilled chemicals and other materials posing danger to the public; and participates in hazardous materials mitigation activities.
  9. Participates in fire drills and attends training sessions which include firefighting techniques, emergency medical care, and the proper use of all equipment and related tools.
  10. Obtains and preserves evidence at a fire scene and participates in determining fire origins and causes; assists with prevention activities.
  11. Participates in station and vehicle maintenance work.
  12. Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Please review the agency specific job descriptions at // for a complete listing of each participating agencies minimum qualifications, required certifications/licensure, and Knowledge, Skill, and/or Ability.


High school diploma or GED.

Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, and governmental regulations; write reports, business correspondence, and procedural manuals; and effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public.
Ability to calculate figures and amounts such as discounts, interest, commissions, proportions, percentages, and area circumference and volume, dosages, hydraulics, and to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists, and to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.


  • Knowledge of principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting.
  • Knowledge of principles and techniques of medical care applicable to paramedic services in the areas of physiology, anatomy, and life support systems.
  • Knowledge of rules, regulations, and operational procedures involved in fire and paramedic services.
  • Knowledge of firefighting and paramedic apparatus, equipment, tools, devices, and facilities, along with their proper use.
  • Knowledge of fire codes related to fire prevention as well as the techniques of fire inspection.
  • Ability to analyze firefighting, rescue, and medical emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action.
  • Ability to act in accordance with departmental policies, rules, and instructions in the field of firefighting.
  • Ability to apply firefighting techniques and procedures.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately.
  • Ability to properly perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
All required licenses and certificates must be maintained in active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.   Please review the agency specific job descriptions which will include each agencies required licenses and certificates and any required timelines for possession of the certifications and/or licenses at:
  1. Possession of a valid Class C driver’s license.
  2. Possession of or ability to obtain a Nevada/California Class B-F driver’s license (or the equivalent) from the state of residence identified in the probationary outline.
  3. Possession of, or ability to obtain, an appropriate valid Ambulance Attendant Certificate.
  4. Possession of a current NREMT-P (National Registry Paramedic) or a current Nevada Paramedic certificate or a current California paramedic certificate.
  5. Possession of a current EMT Intermediate or EMT Advanced licensure.
  6. Possession of a current CPR Healthcare Provider certificate.
  7. Possession of a current ACLS card.
  8. Possession of a current PALS or PEPP certificate.
  9. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, ITLS and PEPP certificates.
  10. Possession of, or the ability to obtain, the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Firefighter 1 certificate, IFSAC, or equivalent Firefighter I certification.
The following items are not necessary to meet the applicant’s minimum qualifications and are considered preferred only.
  1. Full time paid firefighter experience

In addition to the minimum requirements and the job duties listed for this position, the following are required:

  • Sufficient mobility, strength and endurance to work in typical and extreme Fire/EMS/Technical Rescue operation setting for prolonged periods of time.
  • Use of standard office equipment (including a computer).
  • Vision to read printed materials and a VDT screen.
  • Hearing and speech to communicate in person or over the telephone.
  • Mobility and ability to sit, stoop, and climb, kneel.

NOTE:  Applicants must submit to a pre-employment physical and a fingerprint based background check and drug/alcohol screen.  Employment is contingent upon passing the physical examination, background check and the drug/alcohol screen.SUPPLEMENTAL INFORMATION


The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.
The employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions; frequent exposure to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is occasionally exposed to extreme cold, extreme heat, risk of electrical shock, and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud. The employee is exposed to dangerous conditions arising out of direct contact with out-of-control fires.
All required licenses must be maintained in an active status without suspension or revocation throughout employment.
An employee may be required to stay at or return to work during emergencies to perform duties specific to this classification or to perform other duties as requested in an assigned response position. This may require working a non-traditional work schedule or working outside normal assigned duties during the incident and/or emergency.
Employees may be required to complete Incident Command System training as a condition of continuing employment.
201 North Carson Street, Suite 4,
Carson City, NV 89701-4289
EXAM #236


Firefighter and/or Firefighter/Paramedic Supplemental Questionnaire
* 1. Do you have a high school diploma or GED?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 2. Do you possess a valid Class C driver’s license?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 3. Do you possess a current National Registry Paramedic certificate? If so, your current NREMT-P or State issued Paramedic Certification must be attached to your application at time of submittal.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 4. If you do not possess a current National Registry Paramedic certificate, are you currently employed as a seasonal firefighter for either the Carson City Fire Department or Storey County Fire Protection District?
* 5. Do you have a current EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Advanced certification? If so, attach your certification(s) to your application at time of submittal.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 6. Do you have a minimum of two years of full-time firefighter and paramedic experience? If so, please explain your experience and when this experience was acquired.
* 7. Do you possess a current CPR Healthcare Provider card? If so, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 8. Do you possess a current ACLS card? If so, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 9. Do you have a current PALS certificate? If so, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 10. Do you have a current PEPP certificate? If so, please attach.
Yes Yes    No No
* 11. Do you have an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree? If so, please attach certified transcript.
Yes Yes    No No
* 12. Do you have at least two years or equivalent of full-time experience in municipal or wildland fire suppression within the last five years?
Yes Yes    No No
* 13. Do you have a California State Certified Fire Academy diploma (CSFM FF 1), IFSAC certification, or equivalent Firefighter I Certification? If so, please attach your certificate(s) to your application at time of submittal.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 14. Do you have California State Fire Marshal (CSFM) Driver/Operator 1A or 1B, or equivalent licensure? If so, your license must be attached to your application at time of submittal.
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 15. Are you willing to reside within 75 road miles of a Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District fire station (TDFPD question only)?
Checkbox Yes
Checkbox No
* 16. Please identify which of the following agencies you are willing to except employment with (you may indicate more than one agency):
Checkbox Carson City Fire Department
Checkbox Storey County Fire Protection District
Checkbox East Fork Fire Protection District
Checkbox Tahoe Douglas Fire Protection District
Checkbox North Lake Tahoe Fire Protection District
Checkbox North Tahoe Fire Protection District
Checkbox All of the above
* 17. Some of the participating agencies are recruiting for both Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic. Please indicate what level you are applying for:
Checkbox Firefighter
Checkbox Firefighter/Paramedic
Checkbox I would like to be considered for both levels
* 18. Please provide us with the last four digits of your Social Security Number. This will be used for identification purposes throughout the examination process.
* Required Question



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