A paid-per-call firefighters respond to fires, rescues, medical assists, hazardous conditions, and other related emergencies. It requires a significant amount of teamwork when working on emergency scenes to conducting regular fire company activities. Our firefighters work under the direct supervision of company officers to include a company chief.
Each firefighter understands they represent a larger ECFD organization and shall act, train, perform duties in such a way that they demonstrate pride and ownership in their department. An ECFD firefighter should have excellent interpersonal communication skills as they are expected to have direct contact with different public safety officials, the community, as well as fire and rescue victims. ECFD firefighters must be able to make quick decisions, take calculated risks, and take immediate actions on emergency scenes while maintaining safety in these actions.
Firefighters are required to complete basic NIMS courses, maintain CPR/First aid certification, hazardous materials awareness, attend 75% of scheduled monthly trainings, and report to their assigned companies when available for emergency responses. ECFD firefighters must read, understand, and abide by the ECFD standard operating procedures. Before firefighters are able to respond and/or drive apparatus to emergencies, firefighters are to complete an in-house training program. ECFD firefighters must be 18 years of age with a valid driver’s license.