Probationary Firefighter

  • City of Bloomington
  • Jun 23, 2020
Full time Government

Job Description

Job Description

Provides appropriate services in response to emergency calls, including emergency and aerial rescue, medical services, extrication, hazardous materials operations and fire suppression. Prepares reports regarding emergency incidents as assigned. Operates, inspects, repairs and performs other technical tasks related to the apparatus and equipment in the Fire Department. Operates numerous types of rescue, emergency and fire suppression equipment as necessary. Cleans and maintains station facilities, grounds, equipment and apparatus. Ensures that all equipment and apparatus are in a constant state of readiness for emergency calls. Participates in a variety of fire prevention operations, activities and programs including training, fire investigations and equipment operation and maintenance. Studies street, hydrant and apartment locations in assigned district. Studies building plans and fire prevention systems in buildings in assigned district. Maintains regular and frequent training in all areas of fire suppression, prevention, emergency medical techniques, hazardous materials response, and other operations and activities of department.


High school diploma or equivalent, required. Associate or bachelor’s degree in fire science, business management, or related major, preferred.


Tactfully and effectively communicates, both orally and in writing, and responds to requests and inquiries from the general public. Must use good judgment in emergency and stressful situations. Oversees and assists with resolving a variety of situations characterized by conflict or danger. Must be able to Interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, procedures, laws and regulations.

Other Requirements

Must have a valid driver’s license. Indiana driver’s license required within 30 days of job acceptance. Must be able to successfully pass Firefighter I/II, Emergency Medical Technician (Basic) Hazardous Materials Awareness / Operations, Technical Rescue Awareness, NIMS (100, 200, 700, 800), and TEEX AWR 111, 160 (Weapons of Mass Destruction) during City of Bloomington Recruit School. Must be able to successfully pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). Pass an initial medical physical/psychological examination and annual physicals. Must maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities.




Monday - Friday for first 16-20 weeks then shift rotation 24 on, 48 off