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City of Decatur, Firefighter

Fire Fighter

City of Decatur


Job Summary

This is general duty firefighting work in combating, extinguishing, and preventing fire, providing first response emergency medical service, and operating and maintaining related equipment. Work involves training for and participating in duties related to protecting life and property by firefighting, rescue, and fire prevention activities.  The Decatur Fire Department operates on a three-battalion schedule. Each battalion works a 24-hour shift (from 6:40 a.m. to 6:40 a.m.) followed by 48 hours off-duty.


Major Duties

Assignments include hazardous tasks performed under emergency conditions, frequently requiring strenuous exertion. Duties include drill and study of fire prevention and fire combating work principles and practices, fire apparatus and mobile equipment operations, and emergency medical care.  Duties also include routine equipment and quarters maintenance at an assigned fire station.  Fire combating work is performed under established rules and regulations.

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Applications close:   4/26/2024


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