Recruitment

Recruitment

WHAT IS THE JOB OF A FIRE OFFICER

To control and extinguish fires, protect lives and property, maintain equipment and participate in other Departmental and National functions.

 

HOW TO JOIN

Applicants between 18 & 35 years old can be enlisted in the St. Kitts and Nevis Fire & Rescue Services.

The steps are as follows:

  • Collect an Application Form from the Headquarters or Administration Office at Ponds Pasture, Basseterre.
  • Complete and return the Application Form.
  • The applicant will be informed of the Entry Examination date.
  • If successful the applicant will be notified of the Interview date.
  • Applicant must present a clean police Record and be of good character.
  • Applicant will be required to undergo a medical Examination.

 

WHAT ARE THE DUTIES OF A FIRE OFFICER

  • To respond to fire, emergency and non-emergency calls.
  • To wear protective clothing when participating in fires or hazardous situations and as directed by higher authority
  • To protect/preserve the scene of the fire or accident, all evidence that may indicate the cause.
  • To search, rescue and perform fire suppression operations.
  • To provide First Aid assistance to casualties, and to extricate victims from damaged vehicles when necessary.
  • To carry out routine fire prevention inspections and inspect fire hydrants
  • To use Breathing Apparatus Sets, hand tools and associated equipment when instructed by the officer in charge
  • To participate in drills, demonstration lectures or other forms of training to keep up to date on current firefighting techniques and rescue operations.
  • To perform control room duties.
  • To perform any other related duties as required.