Posted on: 2020/01/06

Summary of Duties

Responds to both emergency and non-emergency situations and performs firefighting, rescue, emergency medical procedures, hazardous material and technical response, fire safety presentations, fire code inspections, vehicle and equipment maintenance and other related duties.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Protects life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fire, working at the task level within the Incident Command System;
  • Provides basic life support at emergency medical scene following direction from Paramedic, per medical protocol;
  • Performs routine and special inspection and maintenance activities on all EMS apparatus and fire equipment to ensure proper working order, including trucks, personal protective gear, hoses, nozzles, power tools, extrication tools, ladders, axes, pike poles, radios, lighting, etc.;
  • Cleans and maintains stations to ensure sanitary and livable conditions for fire crews on staff;
  • Ensures that the appropriate quality and quantity of ambulance supplies are stocked and ready after each medical call;
  • Participates in fire suppression, emergency medical service, and rescue trainings and drills to ensure a state of readiness and maintain professional licensure requirements;
  • Required to driveambulances and in emergencies may be required to drive fire apparatus;
  • Participates in community events to promote fire prevention and safety, including station tours, parades, and school presentations;
  • Assists with special projects and performs other similar assignments.

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • None

Budgetary Responsibilities

  • None

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must possess a high school diploma or equivalent;
  • Must possess and maintain certifications and qualifications necessary to meet NFPA 1001 and 1002 standard;
  • Must possess and maintain Firefighter I and II certifications and HAZMAT Operations and Awareness Certification;
  • Must possess and maintain at all times a valid driver’s license.
  • Must possess and maintain EMT-B License with Missouri State Certification;
  • Must possess and maintain current American Heart Association Advanced Cardiac Pulmonary Resuscitation or Red Cross CPR Certifications;
  • Must maintain physical fitness and be able to pass annual physical exam as prescribed by City policy and is subject to random drug screening.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Competencies

  • Proficiency in grammar, spelling, punctuation, and simple mathematical functions such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, percentages, ratios, etc., including basic proficiency in Microsoft Office, Target Solutions, Mobile Patrol, and other specialty software applications;
  • Knowledge of applicable State laws and City and Departmental orders, rules, regulations, and policies;
  • Knowledge of fire ground tactics, hazardous materials operations, technical rescue operations and prevention techniques, including understanding hazards involved with electrically energized equipment, and ability to work in hazardous work areas.
  • Knowledge of the hazards, use and maintenance of Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus, including use and maintenance of various types of personal protective equipment.
  • Knowledge of emergency medical methods and techniques including understanding and implementing the department’s medical protocols;
  • Knowledge of the City geography;
  • Knowledge of building construction including understanding building ingress and egress design, locks and security measures, and understand how to force entry through those portals.
  • Interpersonal skills necessary to develop and maintain effective and appropriate working relationships with the public, co-workers, and representatives of other agencies, including collaboration within various committees and project teams;
  • Ability to explain policies, processes, regulations, and applicable laws within area of expertise in layman’s terms;
  • Ability to understand and operate advanced radio communications equipment, apply appropriate communications model.
  • Specialized skills such as Missouri registered Car Seat Technician, Tactical Medic, Instructor, Haz Mat Technician, etc.
  • Ability to maintain composure during an emergency and make decisions of a serious nature under varying degrees of physical and mental stress;
  • Ability to operate hand and power tools in a safe and proficient manner under high stress conditions.
  • Ability to understand and utilize a personnel accountability system.
  • Ability to use sound judgment to detect unusual, harmful, or emergency situations and act accordingly;
  • Ability to comprehend, process, and apply both verbal and written skills appropriate to the job;
  • Ability to perform basic fire code compliance inspections in various types of buildings in the city as assigned;
  • Ability to raise, lower, extend, manipulate ladders up to 35’ in length in order to access otherwise inaccessible areas, to rescue stranded victims, and to be able to construct bridging and restraint systems.
  • Ability to maintain the confidentiality of information and professional boundaries;
  • Ability to perform basic fire code compliance inspections in various types of buildings in the city as required.
  • Ability to use City resources effectively and efficiently.

Work Environment, Physical Demands, and Other Requirements

  • May be required to climb, reach with hands and arms, sit, stand, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, talk or hear, smell, and use hands to finger, handle, or feel;
  • Required to lift/move over 100 pounds;
  • Position frequently works in an outdoor environment with exposure to weather-related heat and cold, rain, wind, and related elements;
  • Must be able to distinguish varying colors, smells, and sounds.
  • May be exposed to working in extreme heat and cold (not weather related), close quarters, high and precarious places, moving mechanical parts, risk of electrical shock, vibration, fumes or airborne particles, and infectious diseases;
  • May be required to work long or require irregular hours without breaks and be required to serve in an “on-call” capacity.

Please apply via the following link:




Status: Open
Deadline: Open until filled

City Hall
2010 Howell St
North Kansas City, MO 64116

Phone 816-274-6000

Regular Hours:
Monday - Friday
8am to 5pm

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