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Firefighter X9 Posts

Location: Johannesburg, Gauteng

Job Description
Regional areas

Positions exist for the use and application of Firefighters within the Fidelity Group to respond and deal with any and all fire related incidents.

The main responsibilities include but are not limited to response of Fire incidents and firefighting, emergency rescue services, rendering basic medical care, fire prevention and training activities, operating and maintaining of firefighting equipment and apparatus and all related work as required in order to protect the lives and property of the clients of the Fidelity Group.

Key areas of responsibility: (Not totally inclusive) carries out firefighting activities and emergency operations under guidance, mentorship and supervision of seniors and officer-in-charge by:

Responding to fires, rescues and related emergency and non-emergency humanitarian incidents
Responding to incidents involving hazardous substances
Extricating and/or releasing casualties and carrying out emergency operations as directed by the level of authority
Resuscitating and treating injured persons and carrying out emergency operations as directed by next level authority
Operating a range of equipment to control, manage and extinguish fires
Undertaking fire protection duties in situations that potentially threaten lives or property and having available appropriate equipment as directed by supervisors
Preparing for emergency incidents and protection duties under the guidance, mentorship and supervision of seniors and officers in charge
Participate in training drills, simulation exercises and physical fitness training as directed
To train all relevant employees on the theory and practice necessary to fight fires
Advise on preventative and corrective actions
Implement the relevant procedures, strategies and use the proper equipment to promote local or national security activities for the protection of data, people, institutions and property
Perform basic level maintenance on equipment to ensure operational readiness
Checking, cleaning, testing and maintaining vehicles and equipment
Complete computerised occurrence log in order to maintain proper records of daily occurrences
Conducting health and safety inspections in order to maintain a safe work environment in the workplace
Completing of pro forma documentation
Participating in Departmental Health and Safety Committee meetings
Driving and operating a range of heavy and extra heavy specialised vehicles/appliances to or at emergency incidents as directed
Operating a range of machinery to hoist lower, gain access to buildings and/or extricate victims, equipment and any other persons at emergency incidents
Ensure that the fire apparatus and associated emergency equipment can be safely and effectively operated and utilised to save lives and property
Assist with Fire and Safety training, fire safety inspections, life safety education and training drills
Ensures compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act in respect of the shift, by conducting the necessary safety inspections, ensuring subordinates are provided with, use and maintain prescribed protective clothing as well as ensuring adherence to all policies and orders made to promote personal safety and the prevention of loss
Ensures compliance with prescribed equipment maintenance schedules and effecting repairs where possible at shift level in order to contribute to ensuring operational readiness and reduction of damage to equipment
Complete of all shift related administrative routines specified in departmental policy and orders to ensure efficiency and maintenance of prescribed records/registers under the auspice of the Fire Chief
Undertaking supervisory and line functional personnel related functions

Qualifications, experience and other competencies required:

Grade 12 as a minimum school qualification
IFSAC Accredited
NFPA 1001 Firefighter 2 certification
Firefighter II Certification
Firefighting training and at least 2 – 3 years related experience are essential
Valid code C1 drivers license with PrDP
Advanced driving experience advantageous
Medically and physically fit
Good understanding and practice of Fire prevention procedures
Knowledge of Fire-fighting systems (namely systems used to extinguish fires, the classes and chemistry of fire
Clear criminal record.
Capability to react within efficient time frames to emergency situations
Administration, interpersonal communication and customer liaison skills are required.
Hazmat experience and knowledge essential
EMT certification
First Aid levels 1 to 3

Core Competencies:

Strong communication skills, both verbal and written
Sound understanding of the Hazmat guidelines
Sound understanding of the Security Industry and how to act within the code of conduct of the Group and Regulatory Authority.
Sound understanding of fundamental elements related to firefighter instructor applications within an operational role.

Interested candidates whose credentials best match the requirements can send their CVs.


It is company policy that preference is given to existing employees and the choice is made purely on merit. We reserve the right not to make an appointment to any advertised position. Should you not be contacted regarding this position within 10 working days from the closing date, please regard your application as unsuccessful.

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