Job Title: Fireman

Overall Job Purpose

To respond to emergency situations and primarily protect people, the environment and property from all types of fire, accidents and emergencies

Specific Job Responsibility

  • Respond immediately and safely to emergency calls and requests for assistance, if and when necessary
  • Attend to emergency incidents including fires, road accidents, floods, bomb incidents, spillages of dangerous substances and rail and air crashes
  • Rescue trapped people and animals
  • Minimise distress and suffering, including giving first aid before ambulance crews arrive
  • Clean up and check the site after dealing with an incident
  • Take time to become familiar with local streets, roads and buildings around their own and nearby fire stations in order to respond to emergency calls with the utmost speed and efficiency
  • Inspect and maintain the appliance (fire engine) and its equipment e.g. assist in the testing of fire hydrants and checking emergency water supplies
  • Undertake drills and physical training
  • Participate in training on techniques, use of equipment and related matters
  • Maintain the level of physical fitness necessary to carry out all the duties of a fireman
  • Maintain links with the local community and educate and inform the public to help promote fire safety, e.g. giving talks in schools and to local organisations, and home visits to offer advice
  • Perform any other duties assigned by the Superintendent
  • Safeguard own and other people’s personal safety at all times
  • Respond quickly to unforeseen circumstances as they arise

Job Specific Competencies

  • Aviation fire and rescue (for KTDC ERT)
  • Basic fire fighting
  • Hazmat technician
  • Motor vehicle extrication and stabilisation
  • Recharging self-contained breathing apparatus
  • Trench rescue
  • ERT fire truck
  • LV pit permit
  • LV site permit
  • Hazmat preparedness for first responders
  • InTuition reader / editor training
  • Snake handling
  • Decision making skills,
  • Literacy skills, including the ability to read emergency response manuals,
  • Effective verbal and listening communications skills
  • Time management skills.

Key Job Attributes

  • Must be physically fit and commit to remain so
  • Must be assertive
  • Ability to handle pressure
  • Must keep emotions under control
  • Dependability
  • Must be of a sober character
  • Must be willing to be called upon during odd hours

Experience required to perform in this job

The Fireman will require knowledge, skills and experience in the following areas:

  • At least 1-year experience in relevant field
  • Safety Management
  • Excellent communication skills
  • Fire training skills are necessary


  • Diploma in related field (A Degree in Fire Science is an added plus)

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