Ogden City Corporation
  • 23-Jan-2014 to 28-Feb-2014 (MST)
  • Fire
  • Ogden, UT, USA
  • $36,464.81 - $49,334.74
  • Other
  • Full Time

Eligible for Benefits


Current Utah Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic (EMT-P) certifications, will be required to obtain an EMT-A within one year of employment, AND CURRENT OR expired within last 5 years of application due date, National Fire Protection Association Firefighter 1 and 2 (NFPA FF-1 & FF-2), and Hazardous Materials First Responder –Awareness and Operations (NFPA HazMat Awareness & Operations) certifications from either the Utah Fire Rescue Academy (UFRA) or any other certifying agency that provides an International Fire Service Accreditation (IFSAC) reciprocity certification.  An IFSAC sticker with a legible number must be present on copies of reciprocity certificates.   


Certifications can be faxed to 801-629-8735 or emailed to jobinfo@ogdencity.com. Must be received prior to application closing date.

Experience and Training Guidelines:  Some firefighting and EMS experience is desirable; minimum certification as a Utah EMT or EMT-P and UFRA or IFSAC: NFPA FF-1, NFPA FF-2, Hazardous Materials First Responder – Awareness, and Hazardous Materials First Responder – Operations; equivalent to the completion of the twelfth grade,supplemented by college level course work.  Work in an emergency firefighting and rescue environment; work in intense life threatening conditions; exposure to fire, smoke, bodily fluids and noise; running, walking, crawling, climbing, stooping and lifting; work in inclement weather conditions; may wear heavy protective equipment while working.

Knowledge of:  Principles, practices, and procedures of modern firefighting; operation of equipment, tools, devices, facilities and their proper use; emergency medical, CPR and other medical assistance techniques; operation of ambulances.

Ability to: Read, understand, and act in accordance with departmental policies, rules and instructions in the field of firefighting; demonstrate mechanical aptitude as required in the operation of firefighting equipment; demonstrate physical aptitude; meet the emergency medical technician requirements prescribed by the State of Utah; learn and maintain a comprehensive knowledge of the layout of the City's streets; learn to identify various hazardous materials; retain presence of mind in emergency situations; think and act quickly and effectively in emergencies; understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately; analyze fire and emergency situations and adopt effective courses of action; operate and maintain voice radio equipment; possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Utah State driver's license; drive ambulance vehicle in an approved safe manner; perform heavy lifting and  physical maneuvering; communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.

Maintain physical condition to perform essential duties as specified in firefighter certifications and evaluated annually through the "Ogden City Fire Department Fitness and Testing Standard"; maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include performing life threatening firefighting activities in an emergency situation; running, walking, crouching or crawling during emergency operations; moving equipment and injured/deceased persons; climbing stairs/ladders; performing life saving and rescue procedures; walking, standing or sitting for extended periods of time, operating assigned equipment and vehicles.

Effectively deal with personal danger which may include exposure to fire encompassed surroundings, dangerous persons, dangerous animals, hazards of emergency driving; hazards associated with traffic control and working in and near traffic, natural and man-made disasters. Maintain effective audio-visual discrimination and perception needed for making observations; communicating with others, reading and writing, operating assigned equipment and vehicles.  Maintain mental capacity which allows the capability of exercising sound judgment and rational thinking under dangerous circumstances; evaluating various options and alternatives and choose an appropriate and reasonable course of action; demonstrating intellectual capabilities during training and testing processes.  As needed, work additional hours outside of the normal and planned scheduled workdays.

Essential Functions – Firefighter/EMT B: As an entry-level class, employees may have only limited experience but must have and maintain mastery of skills in the listed pre-requisite certifications.  Receives immediate supervision from the company officer. 

When assigned to any position:  Respond to fire alarms with assigned company; lay and connect hose; maintain pumping apparatus; hold nozzles and direct water streams; raise and climb ladders; ventilate burning structures; enter buildings to evacuate occupants; operate all types of fire operation and rescue equipment including portable fire extinguishers, pike poles, hand lines, smoke ejectors, salvage covers, forcible entry tools, aerial ladder equipment and emergency medical equipment; respond to emergency medical incidents; analyze patient needs and administer basic life support; assist paramedics at medical emergencies; apply techniques for the control of airway, breathing, circulation, spinal immobilization, shock, patient packaging, and ambulance transport; respond to a variety of general emergency rescue calls including auto accidents, chemical emergencies, trapped persons, ill persons, etc.; obtain and preserve evidence at a fire scene; participate in determining fire origins and causes; clean apparatus and equipment at fire stations; perform general custodial duties as required; complete one hour of physical training during each 24 hour shift; prepare and maintain a variety of firefighting preplan drawings and schematics; participate in fire drills; attend training sessions on fire fighting techniques, emergency medical care and the proper use of all equipment and related tools; provide public information and instruction on fire prevention, CPR, and career opportunities; inspect building structures for compliance with fire codes; prepare reports and citations; explain City fire codes and fire prevention policies and procedures to the public. Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Maintain good knowledge of City layout.  Attendance and punctuality are essential functions of this position.  Employee is required to work as a team and frequently meet with co-workers and supervisors; employee is required to communicate in-person with the public during office hours; and employee is required to use on-site equipment.


When Assigned to a Paramedic position:  Respond to emergency medical incidents; analyze patient needs and establish priorities for treatment; administer lifesaving procedures appropriately and according to protocol; provide Advanced Life Support and Basic Life Support treatment as required by standing protocol or E.R. orders; may administer E.K.G. monitoring, IV fluids, medications, defibrillation, intubation, extrication, bleeding control, oxygen, splinting and other treatment as required; assist other paramedics at medical emergencies; apply techniques for management of multiple patients; maintain inventory and equipment in emergency trucks; stock supplies as needed; maintain the cleanliness and order of the truck.


When Assigned to an Engineer position:  Operate and oversee the use of numerous types of vehicles, equipment, tools and apparatus; drive fire-pumping and aerial apparatus to alarms; operate pump at the fire; regulate water pressure through hose lines; maintain good knowledge of City water system; inspect vehicles, equipment and apparatus including aerial and pumping equipment; perform maintenance and minor repair work; identify the need for major repairs; maintain records of maintenance and overhauls; maintain station mechanical equipment as assigned by supervisor; train other firefighters and prospective engineers as assigned by supervisor.

When Assigned to a HAZARDOUS MATERIAL TEAM:  Monitor and inspect facilities which handle, store, or manufacture hazardous materials; check for code and regulation compliance; participate in the review of hazardous materials business plans; review proposed projects for compliance with Federal, State, and local laws; conduct cause, origin, and criminal investigations of hazardous materials incidents as required; attend and receive training to gain knowledge and expertise in fields related to the skill level of a Hazardous Materials Technician as defined by NFPA Standards 471, 472, and 473, and OSHA CFR 29 1910.120; develop and implement various training programs on hazardous materials and response problems for City employees including the Fire Department according to Federal and State regulations; respond to hazardous materials incidents on an on-call basis and under emergency conditions; serve as technical advisor or planning section chief to the Incident Commander and HAZMAT team.

When assigned to a RESCUE TEAM position: Participate in development and review of community emergency action plans for compliance with Federal, State, and local laws; assist in development and delivery of Ogden City's Emergency Preparedness and Response Programs; attend and receive training to gain knowledge and expertise in fields related to the skill level of a Specialized Rescue Technician as defined in OSHA CFR 29 1910.210 and .146; acquire mastery of skills related to specialized rescue situations such as, collapsed building rescue, high angle rescue, confined space rescue, swift water rescue, ice rescue, etc.,; maintain and repair tools related to technical rescue; develop and implement various training programs on technical rescue and response problems for City employees including the Fire Department; respond to specialized rescue incidents on an on-call basis and under emergency conditions; serve as technical advisor to the Incident Commander.

When Assigned to a Mechanic position:  Maintain an inventory of tools and supplies needed for mechanical repair; ensure the cleanliness and safety of fire engines; assist fire engineers with minor repairs and maintenance as required; repair and replace headlights, spotlights, warning lights, overheads, indicators and related equipment; mount equipment and make practical modifications; perform air quality checks; minor repairs and maintenance to the self contained breathing apparatus (S.C.B.A.) air compressing and storage system; repair and perform preventative maintenance on SCBA; maintain accurate records of all repairs and hours worked; service and repair fire department small engines and tools; troubleshoot, make recommendation or make repair to problems that arise with the various property and buildings assigned to the fire department.

Hiring Process Includes: 

  • Competitive testing with final eligibility list
  • Written examination
  • Mandatory drug testing
  • Physical fitness, strength, and agility test
  • Oral Interview Board
  • EMS and Firefighter Manipulative Skills Assessment
  • Reference check
  • Background check

Preference awarded for the following:

_          Field firefighting experience

            Field emergency medical experience

_          Advanced NFPA firefighter, apparatus driver/operator, fire officer certifications

_          Advanced EMS certifications

_          Degree related to Fire Sciences or Emergency Medical Services

Veteran's Preference Points:Veterans points will be awarded based on State guidelines.  Applicants must submit a copy of their DD-214 with their application and before the closing date in order to receive veteran's points.  This is for initial appointments only.

Education Requirement: Successful applicant must submit a copy of their high school diploma or GED before appointment.

Driver's License Record (MVR):  Driver's license record will be obtained by the Human Resources office when needed and will be a consideration in final appointment.

 Salary Range:            Firefighter Range 36 - $1,402.49 to $1,897.49 (Bi-weekly Rate)

                                 Assigned Paramedic Range 43 - $1,667.12 to $2,255.52 (Bi-weekly Rate)

Application Procedure: On-line applications will be accepted at www.ogdencity.com until Friday, February 28, 2014.  Certification copies will not be accepted after the closing date.  Postmarks will not be accepted as meeting the deadline. Certifications can be faxed to 801-629-8735 or emailed to jobinfo@ogdencity.com.  If you do not have access to a computer, you may come to the Ogden City Human Resources office located at 2549 Washington Blvd., Suite 220, Ogden, UT  84401 between the hours of 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Physical Fitness Testing and Assessment: Will be administered on Tuesday, March 11, 2014. You will be notified of the location and time after the closing date.  You must pass this test in order to continue in the process.  See Appendix B for the requirements of testing.

Certified Firefighter Written Test (CFT): Will be administered on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.  Location and time will be given upon passing of physical fitness test.  The Certified Firefighter Test (CFT) is taken from IFSTA "Firefighting Essentials" 5th edition and Brady Publishing's "Emergency Care", 10th edition. Both the CFT and WSI (next paragraph) are produced by Fire and Police Selection Inc. (FPSI). They offer test preparation materials.  See Appendix A for Information on their preparation products. The top scoring candidates from the "Written Test" will advance to the  "Oral & Assessment Interview".

Work Styles Inventory Written Test (WSI): The WSI will be administered with the CFT on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

Oral & Assessment Interviews: Will be held Wednesday, March 26th and if needed, Thursday, March 27, 2014.  Location will be given at time appointment is set. The oral portion will consist of a series of questions. The assessment portion will consist of a manipulative skills test of selected EMS Protocols and Firefighter Standards skills.

 Qualified applicants will be appointed in accordance with the Ogden City Civil Service Rules and Regulations.


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 What is the Certified Firefighter Test?

The Certified Firefighter Test (CFT) is a job knowledge test designed for selecting candidates who have completed their state Firefighter I certification. Many agencies are also requiring state EMT certification, which is why clients may elect to use the Brady's EMT portion in addition to the Firefighting Essentials portion. This test is appropriate for candidates with advanced entry qualifications and EMT certifications.

How does an applicant prepare for a job knowledge written test?

Study, Study, Study!  You should become completely familiar with the two textbooks listed below that the Certified Firefighter Test is written from:


IFSTA Essentials, 5th Ed.

Brady's Emergency Care, 10th Ed. 

 We have also created a paper-and-pencil practice test* with eighty-five (85) sample test items similar to those on the actual test. 

 In order to obtain this Certified Firefighter Practice Test, you must complete the order form listed below and include a $7.00 MONEY ORDER OR CASHIERS CHECK ONLY payable to FPSI and mail it to the address below.  --- NO personal checks or credit cards accepted! --- NO walk-ins or phone orders allowed.

 *ONLINE PRACTICE TEST AVAILABLE --- To take the online Certified Firefighter Practice Test, please go to the following link: http://www.fpsi.com/onlinetests.html


Fire & Police Selection, Inc. (FPSI)

193 Blue Ravine Road, Suite 270

Folsom, CA  95630

YES, please send me the Certified Firefighter (CFT/EMT) Practice Test.

Enclosed is my money order for $7.00.

Send to the following name and address:

 Name: ____________________________ Street:  __________________________________ Apt. #:  ______


City/Town:  _____________________________ State:  ______ Zip:  ________Phone:_______


Email**: __________________________________ Department Testing With:  _____________


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 Physical Fitness Testing Components;

One Bench Press of 70% of the applicant's body weight

Sit and reach assessment.

Grip strength with a minimum of 40 kg of force

Vertical Leap with a minimum of 16 inches

Sit-ups with as many as possible in one minute.  Minimum of 25.

Push-ups with as many as possible. Minimum of 20.

1.5 mile run with a maximum time of 16 minutes 40 seconds.


This is a pass/fail test.




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