Springfield Fire & Ambulance Services

    

Fire Chief: Paul Stagner

pstagner@springfieldvtfire.org

Deputy Chief: John Claflin

Health Officer: Paul Stagner

77 Hartness Avenue
Springfield, VT 05156
Telephone: 802.885.4546
Fax: 802.885.2070

Ambulance Service Billing: 802.885.4547

sallen@springfieldvtfire.org


The Springfield Fire Department is an all-hazards department with a combination of career and call members. We respond to all calls for assistance which include but are not limited to, fire suppression, medical emergencies, motor vehicle accidents, vehicle extrication, hazardous situations, ice/water rescue, technical rescue, paramedic intercepts and wildland fires. We serve a population of approximately 9,000 and cover 56 square miles. Career members are split into four shifts, each with a shift captain. Career members work a rotating 24-hour shift schedule. 

Our Mission Statement

Our mission statement is to proactively facilitate community risk reduction practices. We envision a safer community by offering assistance, a helping hand, to our citizens in their time of need. Our members will accomplish this by acting in a professional manner while utilizing progressive knowledge, dedication and a desire to serve.

Our Core Values
  1. When a call for help is made, we will answer that call and follow it through to the best of our abilities, with pride and dedication.
  2. Honor our past, focus on the present and aggressively learn and train on modern EMS, fire, special hazard, and rescues techniques and equipment.
  3. To keep lines of communication open with all of our members and work as a team to safely accomplish any situation at hand.
  4. Show compassion and empathy to individuals and families whose lives touch our in times of need.
  5. We will never forget and will always appreciate the sacrifices our families make so we can perform our duties for ourselves and our community.
  6. Always carry ourselves with a positive image, acting as role models among our peers.

  

   

Required knowledge, skills and abilities to be considered for a career position:
  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required. Preferred is a college education within a degree program with a minimum of 60 credits accumulated as an educational base.
  • Vermont FF1 or Pro-Board certification, with Firefighter Level 2 within 18 months of hire.
  • A minimum of a Nationally Registered or Vermont EMT license, with an AEMT license obtained within 12 months of hire.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal orders and instructions.
  • Ability to act in a professional manner in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Physical capacity to perform the duties required by the position as indicated by tests and/or physical examination upon hiring and recertified per applicable Collective Bargaining Agreement. Yearly physicals as required by OSHA to meet 29CFR, 1910.134.
  • The firefighter must hold a current Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) card or must pass a sanctioned CPAT within the first 12 months of hire.
  • A firefighter must live within a twenty (20) minute response time from the fire station which is located at 77 Hartness Avenue in Springfield, Vermont. Public safety employees are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to be town residents.
  • Career firefighters become part of the bargaining unit Springfield Professional Firefighters Local 2750 at the conclusion of 12 months of probation.
  
Community Involvement

The Springfield Fire Department is committed to the citizens in the community it proudly serves. From fire prevention education at the schools, to various parades, child festivities and our annual open house, Springfield Fire Department members continue to be active and involved within the community.

Firefighter Wellness

The Springfield Fire Department has acquired substantial fitness equipment over the years from various grants. With a full array of equipment in the station gym along with various resistance bands in the bay area, there is no shortage of equipment available for our members to use. We also have an outdoor fitness facility to simulate on-the-job tasks and functions. Most of this was built by the members themselves and supplemented with grant funding. Lastly, there is a certified personal trainer to assist staff with continued wellness.

  

We are always looking for new members. Are you interested in joining?

Positions & Application


General Job Description

GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE NATURE OF THE POSITION

Under the direction of supervisors and in accordance with department rules, general orders, standards and guidelines with consideration to a collective bargaining agreement the firefighter will assume the on-line responsibility for preventing, combating and extinguishing fires.  The Firefighter/EMS Provider  will respond to medical emergencies and provide Emergency Medical Care to the level of their Vermont EMS license.  The firefighter will perform a full range of activities in support of rescuing people who are in harms’ way.  This position requires extensive maintenance of equipment and facilities to maintain records and prepare reports in the execution of his/her duties. 

SCOPE OF RESPONSIBILITY

The nature of the position calls for the carrying out of specific orders occasionally under the condition of extreme hazards and in situations where orders from a superior are not available. Considerable independent judgment must be exercised to ensure the protection of life. 

EXEMPLARY DUTIES PERFORMED, NOT ALL INCLUSIVE

  • Function within the prescribed Incident Command System
  • Respond to a myriad of emergencies (all hazard) as part of a team to provide assistance for; EMS, fires, hazardous materials incidents, rescues, public assistance details, service calls, environment emergencies, etc.
  • Operate all assigned apparatus and equipment.
  • Provide public education for fire prevention and safety training as required.
  • Provide strong interpersonal communication skills while interacting with the community and peers.
  • Perform service test on apparatus, hose and other durable equipment.
  • Perform as part of the team identifying local hazards and pre-planning.
  • Complete computer-based reports and research as needed.
  • Complete equipment checks and perform preventive maintenance on equipment to maintain a state of readiness.
  • Perform any other duties as assigned by a supervisor.
  • Maintain open communications and rely on the Mission Statement and Core Values to guide success. 

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES

  • A minimum of a high school diploma or GED is required.  Preferred is a college education within a degree program with a minimum of 60 credits accumulated as an educational base.
  • A minimum of a current, maintained Vermont Firefighter I or Pro-Board certified equivalent.  Firefighter II must be obtained within 18 months of hire. 

Firefighter/EMT                                                                                                                                                                

  • A minimum of a Nationally Registered or Vermont EMT license.  Advanced-EMT license is required within 12 months or hire.
  • Must have a valid motor vehicle operator’s license.
  • Must have a current non-expired Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) card or pass the test from a sanctioned testing site within 12 months of hire.
  • Ability to comprehend and follow written and verbal orders and instruction.
  • Ability to act in a professional manner in both emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Physical capacity to perform the duties required by the position as indicated by tests and/or physical examination upon hiring upon hiring and recertified per applicable Collective Bargaining agreement.  Yearly medical physicals as required by OSHA to meet 29CFR, 1910.134.
  • Successfully complete a pre-employment physical.
  • Successful completion of a 12 month probationary period, which may be extended at the discretion of the Fire Chief. 

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCE OR CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT

  • In accordance with Federal Fair Labor Standards Act this is a non-exempt position.
  • The nature of this public safety position requires hours outside a normal 40-hour work week.
  • By virtue of the public safety nature of this position a firefighter may be called back at any time.
  • Upon successful completion of the 12 month probationary period you will be a part of the Springfield Professional Firefighters I.A.F.F. Local 2750 bargaining unit.
  • A firefighter must live within a prescribed radius of the fire station not to exceed a twenty (20 minute) emergency response time.  Public safety employees are strongly encouraged to be town residents.
  • Outside employment must not compromise minimum ability to perform work, availability or create any conflict that would limit the employee from performing his/her duties.  All outside employment must be approved by the Fire Chief in accordance with the CBA.
  • Direct telephone communication must be available between employee and the fire department. 

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