Artesia Fire Department Seeks Recruits


“Meet the challenge,” shouts the Artesia Fire Deparment as it puts out the call for applicants! The department trains its recruits from the very beginning; there’s also great benefits including health insurance, vacation, and paid training for individuals looking to apply. 

The critical role of a firefighter is to respond to emergency calls, including fire, accident, medical emergency, and/or rescue situations to protect life and property under general or limited supervision. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Complete a tour of duty, during an assigned shift performs a variety of fire suppression activities at the fire scene, including laying and connecting hose, operating a pumper and directing water streams, raising and climbing ladders, and utilizing a variety of equipment, including pike poles, smoke ejectors, and forcible entry tools.
  • Administer first aid, at the Emergency Medical Technician level, at fires, accidents, and other emergency/rescue scenes.
  • Perform a variety of cleaning, maintenance, testing and minor repair tasks necessary to keep the fire station and related equipment clean, stored properly, and fully functional.
  • Responsible for performing all necessary testing related to OSHA, ISO, NFPA and other applicable standards.
  • Answer phone and operates 2-way radios to facilitate effective and timely response to emergency calls.
  • Employees may be called out in emergency and non-emergency situations. When contacted, the employee is expected to report to work unless there are special non-recurring circumstances. Outside employment or the operation of a business is not considered a special circumstance.
  • Attend and participates in a variety of training activities to maintain and improve the level of fire suppression and emergency medical skills and general physical conditioning.
  • Drive and operates fire and emergency response vehicles, equipment, and apparatus.
  • Assist in shift and volunteer firefighter training programs.
  • Other tasks and duties in related work not outlined as needed for department efficiency.
Feeling motivated? Give the department a call: (575) 746-5051
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