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Employer: City of Independence
Division: Fire-EMS
Job Title: Firefighter EMT or AEMT
Salary: $11.27 Hourly

Job Description:

The City of Independence Kansa will accept applications at http://www.independenceks.gov/FormCenter/Job-Application-6/Job-Application-46, for a EMT OR AEMT/FFI for the Fire/EMS Department. This is a full time position.
Basic Function
Under supervision, responds to fire alarms and emergency medical calls to protect life and property.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Tests and maintains ambulances, pumping engines, aerial ladder trucks, hoses, and other equipment;
Participates in fire prevention, station maintenance, and training activities; Performs cleanup and overhaul
work after a fire; Rescues persons at the scene of a fire; Responds to EMS calls, administers first
aid as required, and writes EMS reports; Responds to major alarms while off duty; Assists with public
education on fire prevention; Performs other duties as assigned
Ability to meet standards established by superiors; Ability to learn technical firefighting and EMS techniques;
Some mechanical knowledge and the ability to learn to operate and maintain fire equipment and
ambulances; Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions; Ability to establish and maintain
cooperative relationships with fellow employees and the public; Ability to keep simple records and prepare
reports; Ability to respond to and put out fires
Education and Experience
Completion of high school or GED required.
Special Requirements
A current Kansas driver’s license; A Class B driver’s license; National Incident Management and Hazardous
Materials Awareness and Operation certification; Fire Fighter I and National EMT OR AEMT Certification;
Must be available to work nights, overtime, in shifts, and weekends.
Physical Requirements
Intense physical effort is required. Individual must be able to stand, walk, sit, lift, carry, push, pull, climb,
stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, reach, grasp, speak, and listen for extended periods of time.
Working Conditions
Work involves continuous exposure to hazardous substances, potentially dangerous situations, and unpleasant
work conditions such as adverse weather conditions or extreme risk of accident or ill health.
SALARY RANGE: The starting salary for this position is $631.12 per 56 hour work week plus benefits.

The City of Independence is an Equal Opportunity Employer 

Contact:  Shawn Wallis, Fire Chief at 620.332.2504 or shawnw@independenceks.gov for further information

Vacancy Number: Firefighter EMT 2018

Open Date: 2/6/2018 12:00:00 AM
Close Date: