What are the training and education requirements necessary to work for the City of Lebanon Fire Department?

Joining the City of Lebanon Fire Department means being part of an elite team of professionals, equipped with a comprehensive set of skills and certifications. Our firefighters are not only brave and committed, but they are also highly trained experts in both firefighting and medical emergency response.

To be eligible for this esteemed role, candidates must meet a series of rigorous qualifications. A foundational requirement is holding a Missouri Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) license. However, we place a high value on advanced medical training, with a Paramedic license being the preferred qualification. This advanced level ensures our team is prepared for a wide range of medical emergencies, including those involving pediatric and cardiac care, as evidenced by mandatory certifications in Pediatric Advanced Life Support and Advanced Cardiac Life Support.

But the expertise of our firefighters doesn't stop there. They are also trained in specialized areas such as Hazardous Materials (Haz-Mat) Awareness, Operations, and Technician training. This ensures our team can safely handle a variety of dangerous situations. Additionally, certifications in CPR and International Trauma Life Support are essential, equipping our team to provide life-saving care in critical situations.

Lastly, our firefighters are required to successfully complete and be certified in the Missouri Firefighter 1 and 2 courses. This comprehensive training ensures they are adept in the latest firefighting techniques and fully prepared to protect our community with skill and dedication.

At the City of Lebanon Fire Department, our team is our pride. Each member brings a unique set of skills and a commitment to excellence, ensuring the safety and well-being of the Lebanon community.

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