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FIRE EQUIPMENT SUPPLY WORKER
41260
(Competitive)




DISTINGUISHING FEATURES OF THE CLASS

The work involves responsibility for performing a variety of duties which relate to maintaining a sufficient quantity of supplies in firehouses. An important duty relates to the use of high pressure compressors to refill compressed air breathing cylinders for firefighters' breathing apparatus. The work of an employee in this class is distinct from Stock Clerk, Storekeeper and Inventory Control Supervisor classes because it performs only occasional work related to storekeeping or inventory control. The Fire Equipment Maintenance Superintendent exercises direct supervision over the work of an employee in this class. A Fire Equipment Supply Worker exercises no supervision over subordinate employees. Does related work as required.

TYPICAL WORK ACTIVITIES



Refills compressed air breathing cylinders for firefighters' breathing apparatus; delivers and picks up these cylinders to and from all the Fire Stations throughout the City of Syracuse.

Operates high pressure (2300 PSI) compressor used to fill the air cylinders.

Responds to all major fires to pick up empty or faulty air cylinders and distributes new ones to the firefighters at the scene of the fire.

Assists firefighters in hose/equipment retrieval and storage at all major fires.

If needed, responds to major fires at all times, day or night, year round.

Responds to calls received from Fire Control for various duties.

Makes deliveries of all types of firefighting equipment/apparatus to the Training and Maintenance Divisions of the Fire Department for repairs.

Makes pick ups and deliveries of firefighting equipment to be repaired and any new merchandise to and from vendors.

Delivers in house supplies to all Fire Stations, such as paper towels, ammonia, cleaning solutions, etc.

Makes pick ups and delivers of paper work, including checks, correspondence, etc. to the Fire Chief's office, City Hall and all the fire stations.

FULL PERFORMANCE KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS, ABILITIES AND PERSONAL CHARACTERISTICS

Good knowledge of high pressure compressors and companion filtration systems.

Good knowledge of and familiarity with City of Syracuse streets and roadways and fire station locations.

Working knowledge of and familiarity with firefighting equipment and/or apparatus.

Ability to carry medium to heavy gas canisters and firefighting equipment.

Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

Physical condition commensurate with the demands of the position.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

One (1) year of work experience, or its part time equivalent, involving the operation of high pressure compressors.

SPECIAL REQUIREMENT

Possession of valid operator's license issued by the Now York State Department of Motor Vehicles at time of appointment.

11/85 Revised Review Date: