Cuba Fire

Thank you for your interest in volunteering with the Village of Cuba Fire Department. This is a noble profession with a long tradition of service; one that offers camaraderie and the satisfaction of helping others. We hold volunteers to a high standard--as a matter of public trust. Your success depends on completion of our application, background checks, and acceptance into the department. We offer free training and valuable job experience working alongside other volunteer personnel--in exchange for a time commitment.

 

Candidates who come to us with the necessary certifications in firefighting or emergency medical services can be ‘fast tracked’ into the department after completing the application and background checks. If you do not have certs, training is required, and we will discuss that in more detail in your interview. Prior to training you will be asked to make a time commitment to volunteer for a minimum number of hours a month. There is some flexibility with scheduling those hours in the station.

 

Please make an appointment to bring notarized documents, make copies, and otherwise guide you through the process. See the ‘checklist’ below to help you pull together the documents needed. Visits by appointment only.

 

 

Download each form below, fill them out & make an appointment with the Volunteer Recruiter by calling 575.289.3456.

 

 

AVERAGE TIME OF THE APPLICATION: 2 WEEKS

 

    Volunteer Application Form

    New Mexico DMV Record

    Authorization To Release Information

    Background Questionnaire

    Medical Release for EMT and firefighting work

 

 

For Firefighter Applicants ONLY

 

    Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Information & Waivers

    Schedule Fitness Test (view calendar to see next testing date)

 

 

We Also Need:

 

    A clear copy of your driver’s license

    A clear copy of your social security card

    Any Firefighter or EMT certifications, including CPR cards

    The volunteer recruiter will schedule you for the agility test, fingerprints.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION

VOLUNTEER FIREFIGHTER

 

 

Combats, controls, and extinguishes fires; rescues persons and salvages property in emergency situations; maintains equipment, fire station buildings, and grounds; performs fire prevention activities.

 

 

Specific Duties

 

1. Responds to fire alarms and other emergency calls. Under supervision, lays out and connects hose, and directs streams of water or chemicals onto fires. Positions, raises and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings or to rescue individuals from burning structures. Carries out firefighting activities using appropriate tools and methods. Creates openings in buildings for ventilation or entrance, using axes, crowbars and other related tools. Salvages and preserves property to minimize fire loss. Protects property from water and smoke by use of waterproof salvage covers, smoke ejectors, and deodorants. Performs cleanup activities after fire suppression.

 

2. Performs assisted duties in maintaining apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds. Sweeps and mops station house floors; cleans and clears driveways, grounds and trims grass as needed. Inspects fire apparatus, related fire tools and equipment when on duty. Checks two-way communications equipment. Cleans and paints equipment as necessary.

 

3. Participates in drills, demonstrations, meetings and any required fire and rescue department related courses. May inspect buildings for hazards.

 

4. When assigned, may perform the following duties: 1) vehicle and station maintenance; 2) supply and inventory maintenance; 3) various administrative duties (i.e. composing and writing letters, preparing a variety of reports); 4) various training functions under the direction of a senior officer; and 5) various safety functions (i.e. conducting safety inspections and tests, preparing safety materials and statistical reports).

 

5. Drives city vehicles and appropriate fire apparatus, such as utility vehicles. Upon recommendation, may receive emergency vehicle operator’s training to operate and maintain fire apparatus. Maintains proper operation of any Village vehicle or EMS apparatus at all times.

 

6. Performs other related duties as assigned.

 

 

 

 

 

GENERAL DUTY DESCRIPTION

VOLUNTEER EMS

 

 

Provides basic life support (EMT-FR / EMT-B) or advanced life support (EMT-I / EMT-P) and emergency medical services for sick and injured persons under the supervision of an officer and/or Emergency Medical Physician.

 

 

Specific Duties

 

1. Responds to emergency medical calls throughout the Village of Cuba. Performs emergency lifesaving activities and administers medical aid in accordance with certification level, such as bandaging, splinting, administering oxygen, performing cardiopulmonary resuscitation, and respiratory management. EMT-I/EMT-P certified personnel use all associated advanced life support equipment and methods operating under the guidance of a physician. Accompanies sick or injured personnel to hospital emergency room. Changes soiled linen on stretchers, sanitizes and decontaminates the ambulance and equipment. Completes all necessary paperwork and forms. Restocks the ambulance unit as needed with the required equipment. Assists in difficult rescue operations to removed victims from accidents and situations involving, but not limited to automobiles, electricity, heavy equipment, fire, drownings, and cave-ins.

 

2. Performs assigned duties in maintaining apparatus, quarters, buildings, equipment and grounds. Sweeps and mops station house floors; cleans and clears driveway; polices grounds and trims grass as needed. Inspects and cleans all necessary emergency medical apparatus and equipment when on duty. Checks two-way communication equipment.

 

3. Participates in drills, demonstrations, meetings and any required fire and rescue and/or Emergency Medical Services (EMS)-related courses. Maintains current CPR and EMT certifications and skills.

 

4. When assigned, may perform the following: 1) vehicle and station maintenance; 2) supply and inventory maintenance; 3) various administrative duties (i.e. composing and writing letters, and preparing a variety of reports); 4) various training functions under the direction of a senior officer; and

5) various safety functions (i.e. conducting safety inspections and tests, preparing safety materials and statistical reports).

 

5. Drives city vehicles and appropriate EMS apparatus, such as utility vehicles. Upon recommendation, may receive emergency vehicle operator’s training to operate and maintain ambulances. Maintains proper operation of any village vehicle or EMS apparatus at all times.

 

6. Performs other related duties as required.

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