Position Title:Firefighter

Company:City Of El Cajon

Location:El Cajon, CA, US

Job Description:

The Heartland Fire & Rescue management team includes a Fire Chief, three Division Chiefs, five Battalion Chiefs, a Fire Marshal, a Deputy Fire Marshal,  Fire Inspectors, an Emergency Preparedness Coordinator, and four Administrative Support staff.


  • Responds to fire and other emergency calls;
  • Fights structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle and wildland fires;
  • Assists in laying hose and making connections to hydrants;
  • Directs extinguishing agents onto fires;
  • Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to assist individuals from burning structures;
  • Makes openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance using various hand and power forcible entry tools;
  • Protects property from water or smoke damage by use of salvage covers, smoke ejectors and water removal equipment;
  • Rescues individuals from burning buildings, vehicles, aircraft and other hazardous situations;
  • Drives and operates an emergency ambulance;
  • Administers emergency medical service to individuals suffering impairment of body functions brought on by smoke inhalation, burns, heart attacks, and other physical disorders;
  • Operates defibrillation equipment;


  • Ability to function effectively in emergency situations in rescue and firefighting;
  • Ability to engage in moderate to strenuous physical activity;
  • Ability to graduate from a California State certified Fire Training Academy within prescribed department requirements;
  • Ability to relate effectively and courteously with other employees and the public;
  • Ability to utilize appropriate radio protocol with other fire and emergency medical services personnel;
  • Ability to calmly and effectively handle oneself and others in emergency situations;
  • Ability to effectively communicate orally and in writing;