Once a Fire Recruit successfully completes the Fire Academy, he or she is promoted to Firefighter I. Firefighter I undergoes on-the-job training under constant supervision and increasingly performs fire fighting duties and related work.
A Firefighter I is assigned to the training division in Fire Operations while learning the full range of fire fighting operations.
Examples of Duties
- Responds to fire and emergency calls as a member of a fire company.
- Lays hose, carries and sets up ladders, and uses fire equipment to extinguish fires and make rescues.
- Administers first aid.
- Participates in pre-fire and fire prevention inspections.
- Participates in drills and training activities.
- Cleans and maintains fire vehicles, apparatus, equipment.
- Maintains fire station and grounds.
- Operates department non-emergency vehicles, and when required, drives and operates fire vehicles, apparatus, equipment and ambulances.
- Successful completion of the City of San Diego Fire Department Basic Fire Academy. Possession of a valid California Class C Driver's License and a current State of California Emergency Medical Technician Certificate.