Job Title: Firefighter

Salary range: $11.41 to $14.31

Location: Benton, AR

Department: Fire Department

Hours: Full-Time

Job Description:


  • Responds to emergency medical and rescue alarms:
      • Provides emergency medical treatment; participates in search and rescue and extrication operations; operates equipment; reloads equipment on apparatus;     
  • Responds to fire alarms:
      • Couples, rolls, folds, reels, and unreels hose; lays and connects hose lines and connects nozzles, valves, and fittings; operates hydrants; directs water/fog streams; carries, places, climbs, raises, and lowers ladders; makes forcible entries; ventilates; participates in search and rescue and evacuation operations; provides emergency medical treatment; participates in salvage and overhaul tasks; participates in investigation to determine cause and origin of fire; reloads hose and/or equipment on apparatus;  
  • Inspects and maintains:
      • Inspects, cleans, and maintains in proper working condition all assigned equipment; inspects, cleans, and assists in maintaining apparatus; loads hose and/or equipment on apparatus; tests hose and couplings; cleans fire station and grounds; displays and handles flags; makes minor repairs to tools, equipment, and/or station;                       
  • Keeps records and prepares reports:
      • Enters training and hose records in computer program; reports to the Captain any repairs, needed and made, to facilities, apparatus, and equipment; reports any recognized violations of fire codes and ordinances by citizens of the City;
  • Makes company fire surveys:
      • Identifies common, special, structural, and panic hazards; inspects building construction for fire control characteristics; inspects refrigeration, ventilation, and heating systems; inspects storage, handling, and transportation of flammable liquids and gases and other hazardous materials; inspects and tests hydrants and/or other water sources;
  • Performs miscellaneous administrative duties:
      • Relieves for Engineer; participates in fire Prevention programs; testifies in court; assists with entry level and promotional tests.
  • Carries out detailed, but uninvolved written or oral instructions, tasks involve related step;
  • Uses initiative in selecting appropriate guidelines and carrying out recurring assignments, specific guidelines are available;
  • Authorization is needed for any deviation from original instructions given by the supervisor for specific assignments;
  • Most work is closely controlled and reviewed by the supervisor.


  •  High school diploma or equivalent and completion of fire apprenticeship program and journeyman status within first year of employment;
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as safety rules, operating and maintenance instructions, and procedure manuals;
  • Ability to write routine report;
  • Ability to communicate effectively with citizens, Fire Department personnel, and other employees of the City;
  • Ability to calculate percent, area, circumference, and volume;
  • Ability to apply concepts of basic algebra and geometry;
  • Basic skill in the use of PTS Fire program;
  • Working knowledge of the operation of all related equipment;
  • Thorough knowledge of hydrant, sprinkler, standpipe, major structure, and street locations and pre-fire plans;
  • General knowledge of proper radio procedures;
  • Ability to work under very stressful conditions for extended periods of time if necessary;
  • Valid class D driver's license and a good driving record are required;
  • Must be 21 years of age at date of hire;
  • Ability to pass background check, drug and alcohol screening and medical and physical examination. 
     Those who are interested in the position should complete an application and submit it to the Human Resources Department.  Applications can be obtained from the Human Resources Department or a printable version is available online at Considerations for this position will begin after 5:00 pm Saturday, March 16, 2019.


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