Job Descriptions

Job Descriptions

 

Fire Chief: (Pocahontas 1)

The position of Chief will be a process of being nominated and voted on by the general membership for a term of one (1) year. Only active members will be able to vote and the voting will take place on the first Monday of October of each year.
Terms are NOT limited, but must be voted on each year. Chief must have a minimum of “Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Training,” and be a “First Responder.”

  • Oversee all aspects of Operations of this department.
  • Sets and maintains goals / visions for the department.
  • Maintains personal records for each member.
  • Works closely with Hinds Emergency Operational Center.
  • Participates in the budget planning and the allocation of funds.
  • Will stay up to date on new laws and implements them when necessary.
  • Maintains report for injury and Workers Compensation.
  • Responds to calls using vehicle provided by county unless otherwise stated.

Assistant Chief: (Pocahontas 2)

The position of Assistant Chief is appointed by the Fire Chief. The Assistant Chief must have a minimum of “Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Training,” and be a “First Responder.”

  • Assist the Chief in overseeing operational aspects of this department
  • Participates in the budget planning and the allocation of funds
  • Maintains Training records for each member
  • Responds to calls using vehicle provided by county unless otherwise stated
  • Will stay up to date on new laws and will assist the Chief in the implementation of them when necessary

Second Assistant Chief: (Pocahontas 3)

The position of Second Assistant Chief is appointed by the Fire Chief. The Second Assistant Chief must have a minimum of “Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Training,” and be a “First Responder.”

  • Assist the Chief in overseeing operational aspects of this department
  • Acting Safety Officer
  • Maintains the departments bank checking account
  • Maintains a record of membership dues

Captains: (Pocahontas 4-10)

The position of Captain will be assigned by the Chief and Assistant Chief. The Captain must have a minimum of “Certified Volunteer Fire Fighter Training,” and be a “First Responder.” Each Captain will be assigned to and responsible for a specific department vehicle for the purpose of:

  • Maintain Vehicle Logs and Vehicle Maintenance Records
  • Maintains and files Inventory Check List for assigned vehicle.
  • Maintains records on fire hose and schedules testing each year if vehicle is equipped with hose.
  • Check assigned vehicle once a month and reports any problems or needed repairs to the Chief or Assistant Chief
  • Participates with training of the firefighters.

Lieutenants: (Pocahontas 11-20)

The position of Lieutenant will be assigned by the Chief and Assistant Chief. The Lieutenant must be classified as an interior firefighter and possess a CPR/First Aid Certification. Lieutenants will assist Captains with the up-keep and record keeping for departmental vehicles.

Firefighters / Nurses: (Pocahontas 20-30)

An individual can operate as a nurse by providing a copy of their Board Certifications and have Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement. A nurse can respond as a medical provider without being a firefighter.

Firefighters / Paramedics: (Pocahontas 30 – 40)

An individual can operate as a Paramedic by providing a copy of their National Registry Certification and have Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement. A Paramedic can respond as a medical provider without being a firefighter.

Firefighter / EMT: (Pocahontas 40-50)

An individual can operate as an Emergency Medical Technician by providing a copy of their National Registry Certification and have Jurisdictional Medical Control Agreement. An Emergency Medical Technician can respond as a medical provider without being a firefighter.

Firefighter / First Responder: (Pocahontas 50-60)

An individual can operate as a First Responder by providing a copy of their National Registry Certification. A First Responder can respond as a medical provider without being a firefighter.

Firefighters: (Pocahontas 70 – 90)

The primary duty of a Firefighter is fire suppression in the protection of life, property and the environment. The Firefighter will perform the duties that he/she is trained in and other assigned duties under the direction of an officer or Incident Commander.

  • Exterior Firefighter (Blue Card) is expected to have knowledge of these firefighting activities which include: Knowledge of firefighting equipment, hoses, nozzles, PPE, SCBA, ventilation, suppression activities, ladders, working with firefighting tools, salvage and overhaul and possibility operating department apparatus.
  • Interior Firefighter (White Card) in addition to having knowledge of exterior firefighting practices; they are also expected to have knowledge and to be comfortable with: Nozzle patterns and their use, interior firefighting practices, fire behavior, search and rescue, and R.I.T.

Trainee:

A trainee (Yellow Card) will complete the required training to earn their “Blue Card”.
NO trainee will be allowed to go into a burning structure or be on the nozzle end of the hose during fire suppression.