FIRE CAPTAIN (Manlius) 41187






Supervises and participates in the firefighting, fire prevention and EMS activities of the Manlius Fire Department. Under the direct supervision of the Fire Chief or Deputy Fire Chief of the Manlius Fire Department, an employee in this class directs and participates in the activities of firefighters and firefighter/EMTS in the performance of fire station, fire prevention and EMS duties. At the scene of a fire or other emergency, the employee directs the activities of firefighters and EMS personnel until relieved by a superior officer. All general work assignments are received from a superior officer who reviews work performance through inspection and review of reports. Does related works as required.


Firefighting Duties

Directs and participates in the work of firefighters at the scene of fires or
other emergencies by positioning apparatus, laying out and connecting hose lines
and nozzles, and ventilating buildings.
Assesses all the conditions at the scene of a fire and, if warranted broadcasts a call for assistance to the Onondaga County Fire Control Center.
Inspects buildings after a fire has been controlled to prevent reignition.
Directs and participates in salvage and clean-up activities.
Supervises and participates in checking, cleaning and replacing tools and equipment after fires.
Writes a narrative incident report of all fire activities.

EMS Duties

Maintains a NYS EMT-Paramedic certification
Performs general oversight of the Manlius EMS agency and is responsible for the controlled substance program, provider quality assurance, and agency Department of Health certification
Administers first aid or emergency medical procedures to persons injured or ill at the scene of fires, accidents or other emergencies.
Works directly with the agency medical director for the purposes of protocol enforcement, quality assurance and improvement, and other clinical direction.
Directs or participates in checking, replacing drugs and equipment after EMS alarms.
Directs and participates in the work of firefighters/EMT's and volunteer EMT's at the scene of medical emergencies.

Firehouse Activities

Inspects equipment, grounds and building to insure proper order, conditions and security.
Assigns duties to lieutenants and firefighters and participates in the
maintenance of firefighting and EMS apparatus and equipment.
Performs a variety of cleaning and maintenance tasks on the fire station, grounds and equipment.
Prepares written reports of personnel, equipment and activities as directed.
Trains and drills firefighters, firefighter EMT's and teaches technical firefighting as well as EMS procedures and updates.

Inspection Duties

Inspects buildings and premises within the protected area for fire hazards.
Prepares written inspection reports for review by the fire chief.
Conducts fire prevention and public relations activities as directed by the fire chief.


Thorough knowledge of first aid methods and emergency medical procedures.
Good knowledge of modern firefighting and fire prevention practices.
Good knowledge of the principles and methods of supervision.
Ability to recognize common fire hazards and the corrective action required.
Ability to supervise and effectively command in emergencies a number of subordinates.
Ability to train subordinates in modern firefighting and medical procedures.


Eight (8) years of paid work experience, or its part time equivalent, as a Firefighter/EMT or higher rank which includes:

A. Five (5) years of paid work experience as Emergency Medical Services supervisor

B. Possession of a current certification from the American Heart Association as a Certified Instructor for CPR (Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation), ACLS (Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support), and PALS (Pediatric Advanced Life Support).

C. Possession of a current certification from the New York State Department of Health as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician 4 – Paramedic.

D. Current Building Safety Inspector certification


Date of original composition 8/2020