South Africa

Platoon Commander (De Doorns)

Company Breede Valley Municipality
Reference # None
Published 08/04/2021
Contract Type Permanent
Salary R 279,453.75 - 362,855.00 Annually
Location Worcester, Western Cape, South Africa
Job Purpose:
Performs various supervisory, administrative and technical tasks associated with emergency service delivery, fire station management, operations and maintenance, fire and life safety and training to ensure the delivery of effective and efficient emergency services to save lives and property as far as possible in terms of the Fire Brigade Services Act (99 of 1987).
Job Functions Health & Safety,Operator,Other
Industries Government / Municipal
Deals with emergency incidents including fires, rescues, chemical spillages and releases, emergency medical and other humanitarian services in accordance with the posts responsibility level, by responding as officer-in-command of a fire appliance, its crew and equipment as per protocol. Assists with the responsibility for commanding one of three Companies (shifts) based at a Breede Valley Municipal Fire Station and being accountable to the Station Commander or next level of authority. Assists the Station Commander with tactical emergency planning and risk surveys scheduled for the Company by visiting occupancies with a crew gathering and recording pertinent information which could affect emergency operations. Commands major and /or multi-disciplinary incidents and affect the incident management system as well as relevant emergency incident mitigation, Attends firefighting displays and associated campaigns within the station area, to promote the services provided by the department and communicating information relative to fire safety. Ensures completion of all shift related administrative routines specified in departmental policy and orders to ensure efficiency and maintenance of prescribed records/registers under the auspice of Station Commander on shift. Ensures compliance with prescribed equipment maintenance schedules and effecting repairs where possible at shift level in order to contribute to ensuring operational readiness and reduction of damage to equipment. Ensures compliance with Occupational Health and Safety Act in respect of the shift, by conducting the necessary safety inspections, ensuring subordinates are provided with, use and maintain prescribed protective clothing as well as ensuring adherence to all policies and orders made to promote personal safety and the prevention of loss
SAESI Higher Certificate in Fire Technology or equivalent IFE Certificate, Basic Ambulance Assistant Certificate ,First Aid (Level 3) Registration, Valid C1 Drivers License, Computer skills (MS Word), Excellent written and communication skills in at least two of three official languages in the Western Cape, Good organizational skills, Good decision-making abilities to prevent serious impacts on lives and property, Attention to detail

Experience: 4 years continuous service in a recognized Fire Services environment
Job Closing Date 22/04/2021
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