ISO Rating Inside City Limits---3 ISO Rating Outside City Limits--9
WATCH FOR'TAKE A MINUTE'SAFETY TIPS
Introducing your firefighters and giving you valuable safety tips
Why should I have a working smoke alarm?
A properly installed and maintained smoke alarm is the only thing in your home that can alert you and your family to a fire 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Whether youre awake or asleep, a working smoke alarm is constantly on alert, scanning the air for fire and smoke.
According to the National Fire Protection Association, almost two-thirds of home fire deaths resulted from fires in properties without working smoke alarms. A working smoke alarm significantly increases your chances of surviving a deadly home fire.
If you are a homeowner and live within the city limits, the Shawnee Fire Department will install a new smoke alarm at no charge?
Call273-4282to schedule an appointment.
If you rent, your landlord is responsible to provide a working smoke alarm on every floor. If you need a 9 volt battery replaced in an existing smoke alarm, this service is provided free of charge to home owners by calling 273-4282.
Exposing an Invisible Killer: The Dangers of Carbon Monoxide
Position: Probationary Firefighter
Pay: Starting at $11.68/hr
This probationary position includes training for, and participating in, firefighting and rescue activities involving the protection of life and property.
Summary of Essential Duties:
Works 24-hour shifts responding to emergency scenes as directed
Performs firefighting and rescue operations as directed by the Chain of Command
Observes and enforces departmental safety regulations
Attends training courses as needed and/or required
Participates in station and equipment cleaning and maintenance
Participates in fire related public education activities
Maintains a personal physical fitness level that allows for effective job performance
Reports to Captain and performs other duties as assigned
Minimum Requirements for Hiring:
Must be between 18 and 45 years of age
Must possess High school education or equivalent
Must posses a valid Oklahoma drivers license and maintain a status of insurability with the Citys insurance carrier
Must possess current Candidate Physical Agility Test Certification (passing both the written and physical portions of the test)
Must pass physical examination as required by Oklahoma State Firefighters Pension System
Working Conditions/Physical Requirements:
Essential functions are performed in and affected by the following environmental factors:
Operates both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration
Spends extensive time outside exposed to the elements
Performs physically demanding work in hot (up to 400 degrees F), humid (up to 100%) atmospheres while wearing equipment that impairs body cooling mechanisms
Performs varying tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on rooftops or ladders
Works in wet, icy, or muddy areas and other areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries are possible
Makes rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods
Faces exposure through inhalation or skin contact to carcinogenic dusts (such as asbestos) and toxic substances (such as hydrogen cyanide, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents)
Faces exposure to infectious agents such as Hepatitis B or HIV
Wears personal protective equipment that weighs up to 50 pounds
Performs physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment with 1.5 inches of water column resistance to exhalation at a flow of 40 liters per minute
Performs complex tasks and faces life or death decisions during life-threatening emergencies Relies on speech, as well as senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency. Maintains personal safety, and makes critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potentially life threatening environment
Works for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration
Lifts and carries varying weights for varying distances without stopping
Operates in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces
Uses manual and power tools in the performance of duties