Brief Job Description: The Fire-fighter, also known as fireman, rescues and mitigates emergency and fire situations, by using appropriate fire-fighting equipments and safety devices. The Fire-fighter extinguishes fire, rescues trapped personnel and responds to various manmade and natural disasters.
Personal Attributes: The Fire-fighter should display courage, resilience and have healthy habits as well as have technical aptitude, commitment and proficiency in his duties. The role also requires effective communication skills. The Fire-fighter should also fulfil the following criteria:
For Male (Minimum) - Height: 165 cm (Relaxable by 5 cms in the case of Garhwalls, Assamese Gorkha and member of the Schedule tribes); Chest: 81 cm Unexpanded and 86 cm Expanded (Fully expanded with minimum of 5 cm Expansion); Weight: min. 50 kgs.
For Female (Minimum) - Height: 157 cm (Relaxable by 2.5 cm in the case of Garhwalls, Assamese Gorkha and member of the Scheduled tribes); Weight: 46 kgs. Medical Standard - a) Visual : Better eye - 6/6 (Eligible vision - 6/6 only ) Worse eye- 6/12; b) Colour Vision :- No colour blindness.; c) The candidate must not have knocknee, flat feet, squint eyes and stammering. d) Must be in good mental and bodily health and free from any physical defect.
NATIONAL OCCUPATIONAL STANDARDS (Nos.)
♦ IDENTIFY TYPE OF FIRE AND RESPONSE REQUIRED
♦ CARRY OUT FIRST-AID FIRE FIGHTING USING PORTABLE EXTINGUISHERS
♦ RESPOND TO THE FIRE INCIDENTS USING FIREFIGHTING SYSTEMS
♦ CARRY OUT RESCUE OPERATION AND ADMINISTER MEDICAL FIRSTAID
♦ INSPECT INSTALLED FIRE SAFETY EQUIPMENT AND SYSTEMS FOR OPERATIONAL READINESS
♦ MAINTAIN HEALTH AND SAFETY OF SELF AND OTHERS AS A FIRE-FIGHTER
♦ WORK EFFECTIVELY AS A FIRE-FIGHTER