The City of Mont Belvieu Fire Department is currently accepting volunteer applications and will be hosting an informational meeting on Wednesday, August 23rd.
The MBFD volunteer fire academy will begin on Wednesday, October 4th, and go through Wednesday, January 24th.
The purpose of this position is to control and extinguish fires or respond to emergency situations where life, property, or the environment is at risk. This position works independently, under limited supervision, reporting major activities through periodic meetings.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
- Controls and extinguishes municipal fires; protect life and property and conducts rescue efforts.
- Provides fire suppression and technical rescue for citizens of Mont Belvieu and outlining areas.
- Provides emergency medical treatments.
- Performs equipment maintenance and station duties to include cleaning and maintaining gear and ensuring all equipment is in working order.
- Drives emergency vehicles to emergency and non-emergency locations.
- Performs station. assignments such as stocking medical supplies, inspecting PPE, cleaning the station, and preparing meals as required.
- Attends training on fire department equipment and tactics.
- Participates in public outreach and education.
- Searches burning buildings to locate fire victims.
- Rescues victims from burning buildings, accident sites, and water hazards.
- Administers first aid and cardiopulmonary resuscitation to injured persons.
- Dresses with equipment such as fire-resistant clothing and breathing apparatus.
- Assesses fires and situations and reports conditions to superiors to receive instructions, using two-way radios.
- Performs any and all other related duties or assignments as assigned by the Chief or his designee.
- During emergency conditions, all City volunteers are subject to being called to work in the event of a disaster, such as a hurricane, or other emergency situation and are expected to perform emergency service duties, as available and assigned.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.