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File #: 1415-2018    Version: 1 Name:
Type: Consent Calendar Status: Passed
File created: 5/15/2018 In control: CITY COUNCIL OF THE CITY OF NAPA
On agenda: 6/19/2018 Final action: 6/19/2018
Title: Classification Specifications for Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic
Attachments: 1. ATCH 1 - Resolution, 2. EX A - Firefighter Class Spec, 3. EX B - FirefighterParamedic Class Spec
To: Honorable Mayor and Members of City Council

From: Jennifer Brizel, Human Resources Director

Prepared By: Jennifer Brizel, Human Resources Director

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Classification Specifications for Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic

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RECOMMENDED ACTION:
Recommendation

Adopt a resolution amending the City Classification Plan by adopting the updated Classification Specifications for the Flexibly Staffed Classifications of Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic.

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DISCUSSION:
The Fire Department has requested classification revisions for the flexibly staffed classifications of Firefighter and Firefighter/Paramedic.

Revisions to both positions include increasing the time to complete the required DMV Firefighter endorsement from eighteen months to twenty-four months to align with the in-depth training program designed by the Fire Department.

The license requirement was updated to eighteen months from one year in September 2016 to allow sufficient time to achieve the DMV endorsement and provide the necessary training and support needed.

Recent trends demonstrate, employees have been hired with limited driving experience. As a result, the Fire Department is modifying its program to allow additional time to comprehensively train employees and ensure the highest standards of performance without added pressure for employees. This process allows employees to master firefighting before taking on the full responsibility as a driver. Months 18-24 of the training program are focused on driving skills. Months 24-30 are focused on pumping (operating the fire apparatus). Full Fire Certification to driver/operator has been extended to Month 30 of the training program. Extending the DMV licensure requirement to 24 months will allow adequate time for employees to receive enough training to qualify for the license.

This recommendation has been provided to the Napa City Firefighter's Association for review. The bargaining group support the recommended changes...

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