The work involves responsibility for supervising and directing the work of a small number of Firefighters/Firefighter EMT’s while engaged in responding to alarms, fighting fires, performing fire prevention and code enforcement inspections, performing emergency medical services duties or while on duty at the fire station. An employee in this class may be assigned to the Training Division to teach, drill and instruct all members of the department. In the absence of a superior officer, an employee in this class may exercise command responsibilities. Work assignments are received from the Fire Chief. Work is performed under the direct supervision of the Fire Chief, Volunteer officers. Supervision is exercised over a small number of subordinates including volunteer firefighters. Does related work as required or assigned by superior officers.


Responds as a company officer/leader to fire and emergency medical service alarms.

Directs and participates in the work of firefighters/EMT’s at scenes of alarms and at medical emergencies.

Assigns firefighters to lay out and connect hose lines and nozzles, to raise ladders and ventilate buildings, and to turn water on and off.

Inspects property at scenes of fire to prevent reignition.

Supervises the checking, cleaning, and replacement of tools and equipment after fires.

Inspects grounds, stationhouse, and equipment to insure proper condition and working order.

Trains and drills department members on shift on fire fighting techniques, hazardous materials, departmental policies, procedures, operations, emergency medical care and responsibilities.

Inventories materials and supplies, and requisitions replacements.

Administers first aid or emergency medical procedures to persons injured or ill at the scene of fires, accidents, or other emergencies.

Directs and participates in checking, replacing drugs and equipment after EMS alarms.

Conducts performance appraisals and maintains discipline.

Prepares periodic reports of personnel and activities; uses a computer to enter fire reports and to prepare and write departmental reports.

Supervises firefighters in a wide variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks on the fire station, grounds, and equipment.

Conducts lectures to citizen groups and school children on fire prevention, fire protection and fire safety procedures.

Conducts fire code inspections in places of public assembly both when empty and when in use to insure observance of all fire regulations and capacity limitations.


Thorough knowledge of first aid methods and emergency medical procedures.

Good knowledge of fire prevention and fire protection practices.

Good knowledge of fire prevention code, building codes, and other applicable fire prevention laws and ordinances for the jurisdiction assigned.

Good knowledge of modern firefighting methods.

Good knowledge of the geography and building conditions in the Fayetteville Fire District.

Working knowledge of the practices and techniques of first line supervision of firefighters and EMT’s.

Ability to recognize common fire hazards and corrective action needed.

Ability to supervise subordinates and maintain high morale consistent with the requirements of firefighting.

Ability to react promptly, calmly and efficiently to situations while at scenes of fires or other emergencies.

Ability to train subordinates in the techniques of modern firefighting procedures and other areas of Fire Department responsibilities.


Four (4) years of permanent competitive class status in the title of Firefighter (EMT) with the Fayetteville Fire Department.

Revised 03/2011