We are in need of more community residents who are willing to be trained and to serve as Emergency First Responders. These are "Paid On Call" employees who receive an hourly wage for assigned activities on behalf of the Fire District.
For more information or to complete an application please call the Fire District office at 928-535-4644.
The Certified First Responder (CFR) must demonstrate competency assessing a patient, handling emergencies, utilizing Basic Life Support equipment, have the ability to perform CPR, control hemorrhage, provide non-invasive shock treatment, manage environmental emergencies, and provide initial care in medical emergencies, trauma and emergency childbirth. Receives call from dispatcher, responds verbally to emergency calls, reads maps, may drive an emergency response vehicle to emergency site, uses most expeditious route, and observes traffic ordinances and regulations. Uses appropriate infectious disease control procedures, assesses safety of the scene, gains access to patient, assesses extent of injury, uses prescribed techniques and appliances, radios dispatcher for additional assistance or services as necessary. Provides additional emergency care following established protocols, determines nature and extent of illness or injury, takes pulse, blood pressure, respirations, visually observes changes in skin color, makes determination regarding patientstatus (critical, unstable, potentially unstable, stable) establishes priority for emergency care, renders appropriate emergency care, searches for medical identification emblem to aid in care. Reports verbally and in writing, observations about and care of patient at the scene to the Paramedic or EMT in charge of the ambulance crew. Assists in lifting, carrying, and properly loading of patient into the ambulance, may provide transport to a medical facility. Reassures patients and bystanders, avoids mishandling patient and undue haste. Complies with regulations in handling deceased, notifies authorities, and arranges for protection of property and evidence at scene. Replaces supplies, may send used supplies for sterilization, checks all equipment for future readiness, may maintain emergency response vehicle in operable condition, ensures emergency response vehicle cleanliness and orderliness of equipment and supplies, decontaminates equipment. May determine vehicle readiness by checking oil, gas, water in battery and radiator, and tire pressure, and maintains familiarity with all specialized equipment. Responsible for continuing education (CTE) to remain certified.
Forest Lakes resident and Fire Department Member. Must have at minimum a High School Diploma, GED or higher education. Must be at least 18 years old. Must possess a valid Arizona driver’s license. Must be able to work in hazards conditions. Must be able to lift or move up to 100lbs. Arizona State Certified Emergency First Responder, CPR Health Care Provider. Medical Direction must be maintained with Banner Payson Medical Center. Adhere to Forest Lakes Fire District Standard Operating Guidelines.