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City of Reno, NV Firefighter in Reno, Nevada



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$52,673.75 - $74,383.55 Annually

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Classification Description Summary

This is the entry level position for the Fire Department with responsibility for firefighting, life saving, and other related work activities connected with the response to emergency and other incidents, fire prevention, equipment operation and maintenance, facility maintenance, work and skill readiness and other related tasks. This position normally works as a team member of a fire or rescue response company and reports to a Fire Captain, or when appropriate, a Fire Equipment Operator. When qualified and assigned, this position may temporarily perform in the capacity of a Fire Equipment Operator.

Essential Functions

Essential responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to the following:

Respond to fires and other emergency or public assistance incidents in a timely, safe, and skilled manner and participate in their control through hose laying, ladder operations, ventilation, extinguishment, salvage and other activities as part of team effort.

Rescue person endangered by fires or other hazards and administer first aid to injured parties when assigned.

Conduct inspections and other fire prevention tasks including fire safety education to eliminate or reduce fire hazards and enforce fire codes.

Develop and maintain high levels of work knowledge and skills for various duties through training, manipulative drills and other skill maintenance programs.

Operate and maintain properly and safely firefighting and other related equipment and apparatus in an efficient and effective manner.

Keep fire station and other facilities in a clean, orderly and usable condition.

Assist in completing other day-to-day work such as record keeping and map maintenance.

Perform various public information and relations tasks, as appropriate and assigned through written and oral form.

Maintain an adequate level of physical fitness to perform firefighting, rescue, equipment operation, and other related tasks.

May, when qualified and assigned, perform relief work in the capacity of a Fire Equipment Operator.

Minimum Qualifications

Ability to:

Demonstrate ability in analyzing situations quickly and reaching logical conclusions.

Understand both written and oral information.

Follow procedures and directions both in written and oral form.

Writing ability as reflected in filling out forms, reports, logs and the drawing of diagrams.

Live and work as a member of the team.

Communicate with the general public.

Understand basic arithmetic elements using whole numbers, decimals, percentages, and fractions.

Understand mechanical aptitude.

Learn and retain information.

Work under stress.

Demonstrate the ability to learn firefighting techniques, equipment operations and maintenance, rescue and other relevant techniques.

Apply Emergency Medical Technician skills.

Meet physical and medical requirements established by the department.

Experience and Training Guidelines

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:


Be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment. Equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade.

License or Certificate

Possession of a valid driver's license at the time of appointment.

Valid Nevada Emergency Medical Technician certification or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician certification.

Supplemental Information



Updated: 9/24/2018

JD 11/2018

No state income tax.

Nevada PERS retirement plan. Vesting in 5 years.

No Social Security participation, but Medicare deduction required (1.45%).

City paid medical, dental and vision and life insurance coverage for employee. City pays a substantial amount for dependent coverage.

Thirteen paid holidays.

Vacation and sick leave plans.

Deferred compensation plans available.

Credit union available.


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