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Interior Firefighter

Description ApplicantsTo Qualify
Interior Firefighters are the most highly trained personnel on a fire scene. They advance hose lines into burning structures to put out fires and rescue trapped or downed occupants. Assignments include structure fires, smoke in a building, gas leaks, carbon monoxide incidents, and non-structural fires such as vehicle fires and all other calls that require Self-contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA). They also assist on medical calls under the supervision of an EMT or paramedic.Individuals who succeed in this role are determined and tough. They enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.Interior Firefighters undertake significant training, including: (1) 128-hour Interior Firefighting Operations (IFO) course (2) 12-hour Firefighter Survival course (3) 15-hour Firefighter Assist and Search team course Medical clearance and mask fit-test are required. Interior Firefighters also learn to use SCBA and receive annual training in hazardous materials awareness, CPR, bloodborne/airborne pathogens, and other safety training.

Exterior Firefighter

DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
Exterior Firefighters undertake fire-extinguishing tasks on a fire scene that do not require the use of SCBA. They perform outside hose work, connect to water sources such as hydrants or other fire trucks, assist with ladder operations, set up lights, assist with tools and equipment. They also assist on medical calls under the supervision of an EMT or paramedic.This role is attractive to individuals who wish to be firefighters but do not want to enter a burning building. Individuals who succeed in this role are determined and tough. They enjoy working outdoors or applying themselves to a hands-on project. They also tend to thrive in situations where they can interact with, persuade, or help people.Exterior Firefighters attend a 79-hour Basic Exterior Firefighting Operations (BEFO) course. Medical clearance and mask fit-test are required. Exterior Firefighters also receive hazardous materials awareness training, CPR, bloodborne/airborne pathogen training, and other safety training.

Emergency Medical Technician

 DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
An EMT is a trained clinician who provides pre-hospital emergency care to patients who are experiencing a trauma, severe injury, or illness and who require immediate emergency care. EMTs are frequently on the frontline of emergency services.Minoa Fire Department has many more calls for medical emergencies than for structure fires or vehicle collisions. For many individuals who wish to become firefighters, their first step is to qualify as an EMT. Moreover, training as an EMT is a good first step to becoming a paramedic, especially EMT work in an ambulance.Applicant for the EMT position must be at least 18-years-old and pass the 165-hour New York State EMT-Basic Original training course. Additionally, a separate clinical experience is required along with proof of passing a physical.

Driver / Operator

 DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
Drivers/Operators drive fire trucks to the emergency scene. They maneuver the apparatus into position, connect hose lines, operate the pump panel to supply water pressure, determine if additional water supply lines are needed, and obtain water lines from other engine companies. They also operate the Ladder Truck’s aerial device. When responding to a motor vehicle collision, Driver/Operators work the pump, hydraulic tool controls, and help to get equipment ready for the Firefighters.Many applicants for this role already drive heavy commercial vehicles and enjoy the challenge of operating equipment. A commercial driver license is not required.Drivers/Operators take the 18-hour Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course (EVOC). To operate the ladder, the 24-hour Aerial Device course is necessary. To operate pump controls, the 24-hour Apparatus Pump course is required. Squad and Mini Drivers must be at least 18 years old. Ladder Drivers must be at least 21.

Fire Police

DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
Fire Police are fire department members who receive sworn police powers and special training. Fire Police support firefighting efforts at emergency incidents by regulating traffic at emergency scenes, keep the area clear for firefighting purposes, protect the public at the scene, and guard the members and equipment of the Fire Department. In addition, local law enforcement officers also participate on most emergency calls and assist with scene security.Many adults of any age can fill this role because it is the least physically demanding on a fire scene.Fire Police complete a 21-hour NYS Fire Police certification course. They receive traffic safety equipment to use on calls.

 Administrative / Support Member

 DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
The Minoa fire service requires skills in many areas beyond firefighting and EMT skills in order to fulfill its mission. We appreciate assistance from accounting and financial professionals, data analysts, and computer and social media specialists — just to name a few.Applicants for Administrative Membership are vetted in the same manner as firefighters and EMTs.No specific training is required of Administrative/Support Members. Specific life skills and experience are valued, and the skills in demand vary.

Youth Firefighter

 DescriptionApplicantsTo Qualify
We aim to instill a passion for volunteering in Fire and EMS services by providing volunteer opportunities for individuals aged 14 to 17. The idealism of youth is infectious, and real change can occur when it is paired with an opportunity to serve. Our Youth Programs are the intersection of aspiration and action. The association of young people with the Minoa Fire Department gives them experience and knowledge and makes for lifelong relationships that have an invaluable influence on their character and potential career path.Junior Firefighters. For 14- and 15-year-olds. Juniors assist in training events and around the Fire Station. They learn about tools, equipment, and safety procedures to help them to become future firefighters. Juniors do not attend fire or rescue calls or participate in any potentially dangerous activities.  Restricted Firefighters. For 16- and 17-year-olds. Restricted firefighters accompany professionals firefighters and EMT on fire and rescue calls, complete NYS training courses, and practice in training events, with certain limitations.Training covers basic firefighter skills, fire department organization, first aid, firefighting tactics and strategies, and physical fitness programs.