Are you interested in giving back to YOUR community??
Our success as a community service organization depends on knowledgeable, educated and dependable people who are willing to give time and effort for a common goal. We are pleased to see your interest in being part of our family.
The process of becoming a KFRV member is straightforward. You will need to obtain an application packet from the Assistant Fire Chief, Ronnie Davis at Central Station, 301 S. Madison street, City of Kaufman Texas, 75142. Include all names, telephone numbers, and addresses,etc. A background and driving record check will be conducted from this information. NO criminal convictions nor major driving entries can be on your record.
A valid Texas driver’s license with a Kaufman address must also be present. You need to be 18 years of age and live within the KFR fire response area. Following receipt of the completed application, you will be sceduled for an agility test. This will be performed after your background and driving record has come back clear and signed off by the Fire Chief, Eddie Brown. KFRV personel committee will meet with you to explain the expectations that is required from a new member.
On behalf of the Personel Committee and the Fire Chief's we look forward to having you as a member of the Kaufman Fire Rescue.
Essential Functions of a Firefighter
Essential Functions are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills. They are intended to be accurate summaries of what the job classification involves and what is required to perform it. Employees are responsible for all other duties as assigned.
- Responds to fire alarms and extinguishes fire;
- Responds to calls for emergency medical services, and renders first aid;
- Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris;
- Responds to and renders assistance in emergency cases;
- Cleans and inspects equipment and apparatus after returning from a fire;
- Inspects equipment and apparatus and notifies superior officer of any defects;
- Makes minor repairs to equipment and apparatus, performs routine preventative maintenance tasks, and keeps records of such action;
- Keeps fire station, equipment and grounds in a clean and orderly condition;
- Participates in training activities and instruction sessions;
- Acquires and retains a thorough knowledge of the City, including streets, buildings, water supply, unusual hazards and related items;
- Performs various public information or education tasks;
- Enters inspection, training and (on occasion) fire and emergency medical service calls into the records management systems;
- Performs all work duties and activities in accordance with City policies and procedures;
- Works in a safe manner and reports unsafe activity and conditions. Follows City-wide safety policy and practices and adheres to responsibilities concerning safety prevention, reporting and monitoring as outlined in the City’s Safety Handbook.
Other Duties and Responsibilities:
- May respond to emergency calls for specialized service such as hazardous materials, confined spaces rescue, extrication and technical rescues that include high angle, below grade, swift water, trench and collapse rescues;
- May respond to non-emergency calls for infant car seat installations, africanized bee complaints, fire prevention demos, etc.;
- Deals with social service related areas of emergency response by assisting victims and relatives of victims of traumatic events.