The Johnson Fire Department is committed to serving the community and its neighbors with first class care and support. Through dedicated training and commitment, Johnson Fire Department ensures professionalism as well as compassion when serving the citizens of Johnson. Our Mission is to prevent fires through inspection, prevent loss of life and property through education, and provide the very best emergency fire and medical care possible.
Frequently Asked Questions
Burn Permits may be obtained by calling the Johnson Fire Department at 479-442-0112 or stopping by the Fire Department located at 5810 S. Cardwell. Burn Permits are only valid for the same calendar they were issued.
Plans, directs, manages, and oversees the activities and operations of the Johnson Fire Department, including, but not limited to policy development, personnel management, fiscal management, emergency medical services, fire safety, fire suppression and fire prevention. Is responsible for coordination with other agencies and other city departments as required.
• Management of all department services and activities.
• Recruitment and management strategies for volunteers
• Recommend and administer policies and procedures.
• Compiles reports to evaluate department and reports to City Council.
• Tracks revenues and expenses to assure budget compliance and prepares a budget proposal each fall to reflect actual experience.
• Respond to emergency incidents to observe and/or offer consultation
• Evaluate work methods and procedures
• Connects with other city departments and the Mayor to make sure lines of communication stay current and information being disseminated is accurate.
• Perform final interpretation offire codes and ordinances to ensure consistency and compliance.
• Develop a budget considering staffing, equipment, materials and supplies.
• Participate in professional groups
• Respond to and resolve citizen inquires
Requirements of the Position
This job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties and Responsibilities that are required of an employee in this position. Duties and responsibilities may change at any time and without notice.
• Knowledge of services and activities of a municipal fire department.
• Knowledge of computer systems.
• Ability to organize and lead a group of employees and volunteers m manner to achieve
good performance and maintain high morale.
• Knowledge ofmethods and techniques of developing fire service programs to meet community needs.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees, and the
general public contacted in the course ofthe work.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instruction.
• Knowledge of supervision and management of people.
• Understanding of federal, state and local law regarding hazardous materials, buildings and
• Possession of a valid Arkansas driver's license.
• Ability to make public presentations.
• Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
• Ability to seek out and receive grants for Fire equipment and anything that could be used by the Fire Department; after council approval.
• Maintain Fire Department Standard Operating Procedures.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be
met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential
functions and expectations.
• Work is preformed primarily within the fie station and in close proximity to other employees.
• Physical ability to preform hazardous and strenuous tasks.
• Must have the stamina to work a 24 hour shift and to respond to major alarms and emergency situations.
• Physical demands include: running, bending, stooping, climbing and frequently lifting heavy objects.
• Must pass a physical exam
• Must be able to see and bear in the normal range without correction.
• Minimum of graduation from high school or equivalent, bachelor's degree in Fire Technology, Fire Engineering, Public Administration, Management, Business Administration, or a related field preferred. Ten years of suppression and fire prevention experience including 5 years at a significant and increasingly responsible administrative level. Or equivalent combination of experience and/or training. that would provide the requirements listed above. The ability to successfully complete all training classes or programs assigned including the Executive Fire Officer program. A successful candidate will bold the following certifications and meet the following criteria:
• National Incident Management System Certification (ICS 100, 200, 700, 800)
• Rapid Intervention Training
• A citizen oftbe United States.
• Valid Firefighter II certification through IFSAC or PRO-BOARD
• Emergency medical technician (EMT) license through the State of Arkansas.
• No felony convictions or misdemeanor convictions involving violence, weapons, or illegal drugs.
• The ability to successfully complete all training classes or programs assigned.
The Johnson Fire Department wants to ensure that every home has smoke detectors. If you need a smoke detector, please contact or drop by the Johnson Fire Station for a FREE smoke detector. The department will also install it for you if needed.