Teacher, Fire Service Technology

College of Western Idaho

Nampa, ID

ID: 7066869
Posted: June 12, 2020
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled

Job Description

The College of Western Idaho (CWI) expands learning and life opportunities, encourages individual advancement, contributes to Idaho’s economic growth, strengthens community prosperity, and develops leaders.

We are a comprehensive community college providing higher education programs. We offer a full range of academic and career-technical courses leading to an Associate of Arts or Science degree, Associate of Applied Science degrees, continuing education, and certifications. CWI also offers Basic Skills Education to help prepare for a GED, Dual Credit for high school students, and fast-track career training for working professionals.

At CWI we are proud of our talented and dedicated faculty and staff. Our employees have an opportunity to make a difference in students’ lives every day. We are excited for you to join us and share our passion for higher education.

Position Summary:
Prepare students to meet the standards for firefighters set forth by the current National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1001: Standard for Fire Fighter Professional Qualifications that may lead to several certifications by the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) and the State of Idaho Fire Service Technology (FST). Also, prepare students to meet the standards for candidate firefighters set forth by the current NFPA 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments for the physical fitness requirements that must be met in order to pass the Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT). This teaching position requires incumbent to be available throughout the semester to teach as required.

Essential Functions:
• Provide instruction to students in preparation to pass both written and practical skills
examination administered by the College, State, and any appropriate Certification or
Accreditation Entity (e.g., NFPA, IFSAC, FST). This may include, but not limited to the
student learning outcomes listed in their skills sheet of:
o Locating information in Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) Standard Operating
Procedures (SOPs) and Codes.
o Correctly don and activate the Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA) in full
protective clothing; use controlled breathing techniques and perform emergency
procedures in event of SCBA failure; demonstrate SCBA Air Conservation; and
properly inspect, clean, and sanitize SCBA.
o Demonstrate proper use, care, and inspection of fire extinguishers, tools, ropes,
hoists, ladders, hoses, pump-hydrant connections, salvage equipment, and other
o Conduct various forms of search and various forms of exit.
o Force entry through a door, window, and wall.
o Perform a rescue utilizing a ladder.
o Perform horizontal ventilation and vertical ventilation.
o Advance, reload, deploy, extend, and repair an attack line.
o Attack, manage, and extinguish a vehicle fire, Class A materials fire, ground cover
fire, and interior fire.
o Secure building utilities, overhaul a fire scene, deploy salvage cover, and perform
property conservation.
o Explain the importance of keeping up on new standards, technology, tactics, and
science in the field of firefighting and evaluate outcome.
• Understand the importance of having and maintaining physical fitness in order to
effectively perform the duties required in a firefighting career. Provide and prepare the
students with the information, tools, and knowledge to keep up to date with current tactical
practices, national standards, and future advancements in the field of firefighting.
• Prepare students on how they fit into the para-military organization of a fire department as
a new firefighter, how to successfully fit into the diverse culture of the Fire Service, and
understand their value to the organization.
• Prepare students on how to approach the diversity of the work that a firefighter faces by
using problem solving skills to identify numerous ways to complete tasks with resources
available, reflect on outcomes and suggest improvement plans, and take on challenging
tasks to create effective systems and programs.
• Demonstrated ability to perform the aerobic conditioning, strength training, and
biomechanics required for the eight events of the Firefighter CPAT as needed.
• Conduct and certify students in standard and emergency procedures pertinent to fire
service technology.
• Adheres to life skills curriculum established by the program in coordination with student
assessment requirements of state and federal funding sources.
• Takes primary responsibility for retaining students assigned to their class, following
established guidelines for contacting students.
• Records student attendance and tracks student outcomes.
• Assists with registration and testing if requested.
• Attends staff meetings and trainings as assigned.
• Performs other duties as assigned.


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