Fire Department: Bellevue - DaytonBellevue/Dayton, KY
Date Posted: 3/8/2018 3:47:08 PM
The Fire Chief is the CEO of the Fire Department, appointed by the Mayors of each community (City of Bellevue and The City of Dayton) and a majority of the Fire Board. He/She is responsible to the Fire Board for the effective, efficient and legal conduct of the Fire Department and its employees.
The Fire Chief performs a variety of technical, administrative and supervisory work in planning, organizing, directing, and implementing all aspects of the Fire Department.
Such work includes, but is not limited to, creating and maintaining department polices and budgets, ensuring required records are submitted complete and accurate, and ensuring all department services are continually monitored to prevent the loss of life and property by fire and/or emergency medial conditions.
Other responsibilities include, but not limited to:
- Prepares and submits monthly Fire Chief Reports for Bellevue and Dayton City Council Meetings. Attends monthly City Council and community meetings.
- Monitors and controls department appropriations and expenditures.
- Prepares shift scheduling of all personnel.
- Recommends to the Fire Board all appointments, promotions, demotions, transfers, and termination of personnel.
- Ensures that accurate and complete records of employee benefits and personnel forms are completed and maintained.
- Investigates all disciplinary matters and recommends appropriate disciplinary action to the Fire Board Personnel Committee.
- Responds to alarms, administers initial emergency service when necessary and directs activities at the scene of emergencies, as required.
- Inspects property for fire dangers and damage.
- Coordinates Mutual Aid Agreements with Fire Departments.
- Maintains and implements city disaster preparation plans.
Requirements for the position include, but are not limited to:
- Has served in a fire department leadership position at a minimum of two (2) consecutive years as Captain or in a higher position.
- Has a current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic license.
- 21 years of age -Minimum ten (10) years of firefighting, safety and risk management experience in a professional firefighter position.
- Must possess a 400-hour basic Firefighter Training, and have the ability to continue annual trainings as required by the Kentucky State Fire Commission and the Fire Protections Personnel Standards and Education.
- Must possess and maintain a current ACLS, PEPP or PALS Certification.