Capt Craig Freeman


Grand Island (NE) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER/EMT & FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC  Until: Oct. 9, 2017. Salary $15.10 – $21.92 Hourly.  For information about thousands of 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


Grand Island (NE)

is accepting applications for:


Position / Title: Firefighter/EMT

Job posting date: 09/09/2017

Grand Island
Grand Island
Filing deadline
Paid Position
$15.10 – $21.92 Hourly


Knowledge of: Principles, practices and procedures of modern firefighting. International Fire Code and International Building Code. Principles of mechanics, hydraulics and mathematics as related to operating fire equipment and apparatus. Rescue methods, techniques and equipment. Emergency medical techniques including CPR. Purposes and uses of a variety of vehicles, equipment, tools and apparatus used in firefighting, rescue and medical assistance operations. Departmental rules, regulations and standard operating procedures (SOP’s). Local geography, including the location of streets, hydrants and the major fire target hazards of the City of Grand Island and Hall County. Principles, practices and procedures regarding Nebraska treatment protocols at hazardous materials incidents. Ability to: Be tobacco free and remain tobacco free as a condition of employment. Pass a Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) fit test with Department SCBA as a condition of employment. Use SCBA and protective clothing to prevent exposure to hazardous materials and infectious diseases. Act in accordance with departmental policies, rules, instructions and written material in the field of firefighting. Apply firefighting techniques and procedures. Deal with people in an effective manner under adverse conditions. Retain presence of mind in emergency situations. Operate voice radio equipment. Understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately. Communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing. Work cooperatively with other City employees and the public. Analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action. Effectively and safely drive, operate and maintain the full range of fire apparatus and equipment used by the Department. Work at heights greater than 10 feet. Work on uneven surfaces using powered and hand tools. Properly wear all safety equipment. See and read gauges, trouble lights and control panel screens. Perceive red, yellow, and blue colors to recognize hazards identified by fire diamonds. Visual acuity of not less than 20/40 in one eye, and 20/100 in the other eye, corrected to 20/20 in one eye, and 20/40 in the other eye. Display adequate color and peripheral vision in both eyes. Hearing that will allow individual to safely perform all essential job tasks. Examples: voice commands, radio traffic, Personal Alert Safety System device (PASS), audible signal to withdraw. Work for long periods of time (24 hour periods or more) without sleep or rest due to ongoing emergencies, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration. Work in heat/cold, fumes, dust, noise, water, oil and grease. Work in both outdoor and indoor environmental conditions, confined spaces, and with moving mechanical parts. Make fine, highly controlled muscular movements to adjust the position of control mechanisms such as operating levers, pedals, and valves. Perform heavy lifting and physical maneuvering. Lift arms above shoulder level to cut vent holes with an axe or to force entry into automobiles using specialized tools. Understand and follow oral and written instructions in the English language. Comprehend and make inferences from written material in the English language. Operate a computer terminal and applicable programs. Remain in proper physical condition such that performance of duties and responsibilities is not impaired. Demonstrate physical aptitude. Think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies. Supplemental Information Any combination of experience and training that would likely provide the required knowledge and abilities is qualifying. A typical way to obtain the knowledge and abilities would be: Experience: No experience is required. Training: Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade. License or Certification: Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, an appropriate, valid driver’s license. By date of hire, possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a State of Nebraska Emergency Medical Technician license throughout duration of employment. By date of hire, possession of, or the ability to obtain and maintain a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification throughout duration of employment. Firefighter I & Firefighter II certifications (IFSAC or ProBoard) within two (2) years of hire date.Residency: Establish residency within a 35 mile radius of Grand Island city limits within 3 months of completion of probation. Tobacco Free: Candidates must be tobacco free and remain tobacco free as a condition of employment. Other: Candidates must be at least 18 years of age.

Special Filing Instructions:

Must submit with application copies of: birth certificate and high school diploma or GED. If you possess one of the following, please submit with your application: current State of Nebraska Emergency Medical Technician license, National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification and DD214 (Member 4) military discharge form, if applicable. Each candidate is required to submit a certificate of wellness form signed by the candidate’s medical physician indicating the candidate’s wellness to perform the physical tasks related to the testing process. Click here to obtain the certificate of wellness form. The certificate of wellness form must be submitted to the Human Resources Department by the application deadline date of October 9, 2017 at 3 p.m.

Contact Info:

City of Grand Island 100 East 1st Street Grand Island, Nebraska, 68801

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