Fire Department, Public Safety

Hayward Fire Department is Recruiting for Lateral Firefighters

Brianne Elizarrey | March 14, 2017

The City of Hayward is excited to announce its recruitment for the position of Lateral Firefighter. The Firefighter must complete the departments Fire Academy. Upon successful completion of the Fire Academy, the Firefighter must successfully complete a probationary period of one year.

About the position

The position of Firefighter responds to emergency alarms, lays lines, and directs streams of water and other extinguishers; carries and sets up ladders, ventilate buildings, and rescues persons and animals. The Firefighter attends to victims in emergency situations using prescribed paramedic techniques; provides medical aid; administers drugs; gives injections; starts intravenous solutions; takes and monitors vital signs; takes appropriate action to preserve life as prescribed by Alameda County protocols, the Base Hospital, via direct radio or telephone contact or physician on scene. In addition, a Firefighter may be required to drive department ambulance and transport patients to emergency receiving facilities.

Examination and Selection Process

Application Procedure: Candidates must submit a completed job application online. Paper applications can be obtained by visiting the Human Resources Department at Hayward City Hall. Applications must be submitted no later than 5:00 PM on March 24, 2017.

  • Physical Performance Test: (Pass/Fail) All components of the event must be passed in order to continue to the next phase of the process. The physical performance test is tentatively scheduled for the week of April 3, 2017.
  • Oral Interview: Candidates will be interviewed by a qualifications appraisal panel to determine ranking on the Firefighter Eligibility List. Candidates must achieve a score of 70% or better to be placed on the list. Oral interviews are tentatively scheduled for the week of April 10, 2017.
  • Selection Interview: Candidates will be interviewed by a qualifications appraisal panel comprised of Chief Officers. Candidates will be required to successfully climb an aerial ladder as part of this process.
  • Comprehensive Background Investigation: Includes personal history, prior job performance and activities that may negatively affect job performance.
  • Medical Examination

About the Hayward Fire Department 

From responding to medical emergencies to managing hazardous materials incidents, and from teaching life-saving emergency response classes to installing working smoke detectors in homes, the Hayward Fire Department expands the definition of what a fire department can be. The department is fully engaged in providing the highest level of fire protection and emergency services today, while working relentlessly to innovate new ways to better serve the community in the future. The landscape of the fire service is ever changing, and we pride ourselves on being at the forefront of that change. 

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