HOW TO BECOME A PORTALES FIREFIGHTER
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FIRE PERSONNEL
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OVERVIEW
Here at Portales Fire Department we work 24 hour shifts with 96 hours off, but may be called in at any time. We respond to many different types of emergencies ranging from structure fires to vehicle collisions to Haz-Mat rescues.

All personnel are trained in these areas with certifications ranging from EMT-Basic to EMT-Paramedic and Firefighter 1 and 2 to Fire Instructor and Fire Officer, and are ready to perform at a moment's notice.

JOB REQUIREMENTS
Reporting to the Shift Battalion Chief and working with a team, this position shall actively perform fire prevention, public relations, firefighting, emergency medical activities, rescue and special service, apparatus operation, on-going training, record keeping, station, grounds, and apparatus maintenance and repair activities as may be required in a diligent manner, under the supervision of an officer. Work involves an element of personal danger requiring the ability to exercise independent judgement in meeting numerous and varied emergency situations.
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PHYSICAL FITNESS REQUIREMENTS
All personnel are required to pass the physical agility test upon application for a position as well as a blood pressure check and complete an annual Pack Test walking 3 miles in 45 minutes carrying a 45 pound pack. All personnel are encouraged to maintain a workout program including cardiovascular training.

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SHIFTS & RANKS

A - Shift B - Shift C - Shift
101- Battalion Chief
121- Lieutenant
131- 2nd Lieutenant
141- Firefighter
151- Firefighter
161- Firefighter
171- Firefighter
102- Battalion Chief
112- Lieutenant
132- 2nd Lieutenant
142- Firefighter
152- Firefighter
162- Firefighter
172- Firefighter
103- Battalion Chief
113- Lieutenant
123- 2nd Lieutenant
143- Firefighter
153- Firefighter
163- Firefighter
173- Firefighter