Matanuska-Susitna Borough


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Job Summary

The employee occupying the position of this class is responsible for completing assigned tasks as a basic firefighter assigned to a crew under direct supervision at various emergency scenes. This is a non bargaining unit.
Must live in the Butte Fire Service Area.

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Minimum Requirements

Successful completion of Mat-Su Borough Basic Firefighter course or equivalent training program from another fire service organization.

Vision Requirements: Ability to see and touch in order to effectively and safely operate equipment, drive Borough vehicles, and perform other essential job functions.

Hearing Requirements: thresholds no greater than 25 dB without hearing aids.

Incident Command System classes required before being cleared to respond to calls: ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800.

Blood Borne Pathogens & Hazardous Materials courses required before you can respond to a call.

Valid Alaska driver's license required with an acceptable driving record and criminal history.


Under direct supervision functions at the task level to accomplish tactical objectives.

Pulls and advances attack hose lines.

Conducts searches for victims in burning buildings.

Performs ventilation, forcible entry, property conservation, and other assigned tasks on fire and emergency scenes.

Inspects and cares for assigned personal protective equipment, fire apparatus and associated equipment.

Maintains fire stations for cleanliness and readiness.

When staffing the EOC performs the functions assigned by the Event Commander to efficiently and effectively respond and manage an incident.

Performs related work as required.

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