Working Conditions

Physical Requirements

Climb ladders up to 75 ft., monthly; lift, carry, drag objects (hoses, ladders, gurneys, assorted equipment) up to 175 lbs., daily; required to walk, scoop and bend each time a fire alarm is responded to; work in confined spaces such as rescue from wrecked automobiles, underground excavations, structure collapse, etc.; sufficient hearing to listen for victims at fire and accident scenes and for communication with other firefighters and to understand spoken communication and radio messages; sufficient corrected vision to read standard print (20/100 uncorrected, both eyes); ability to read, write and speak the English language sufficient to pass the prescribed Civil Service entrance examination.

Working Conditions

Exposed to hazardous chemicals, harsh weather and irregular terrain, poor or no lighting, fire and smoke, extreme temperatures, high voltage electrical lines and devices.