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Part-time office assistant

Position   Administrative Assistant /Fire District

Part-time  to start  $12.00

Monday-Friday; 8-12:00

Description:  The Administrative Assistant will assist with the daily responsibilities of the Fire District

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Input purchase orders and process invoices
  • Schedule Inspections
  • Process staff expense reports
  • Compile and maintain purchase receipts and supporting documentation for accounting
  • Maintain schedule of contracts
  • Responsible for general office operations including upkeep of office records and filing system
  • Assist with obtaining bids as needed
  • Attend department staff meetings
  • Compose and prepare confidential correspondence, reports and other documents
  • Performs additional tasks as assigned by the Chief
  • Types out monthly Board meeting minutes
  • Office supply ordering


Qualifications/Skills:  PC proficient and basic math skills, attention to detail, excellent phone and strong communication skills, organized, punctual &time management skills.  Knowledge of MS office & Excel beyond basic entry.


Experience:  High School Diploma and a minimum 3 years experience .  Some formal training or proven experience in bookkeeping .  Job experience within the fire industry a strong plus



EOE   We are an  equal employment opportunity employers.  All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability status , protected veteran status or any other characteristic protected by law

Now Hiring Three (3) Full-time Firefighter/Paramedics

The Cardinal Joint Fire District Board of Trustees

Is accepting applications for

(3)  Full-time Firefighter/Paramedics


Applicant must meet the following criteria:


  1. Must hold a valid Ohio driver’s license.


  1. Shall hold a valid State of Ohio Firefighter level II certification.


  1. Shall hold a valid State of Ohio EMT-Paramedic certification and able to function as an EMT-P under current department protocols on the first scheduled day of full-time employment.


  1. Must hold Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C) Firefighter Physical Agility Test, with a pass time of 4 minutes 30 seconds, and within past 12 months.


  1. Meet minimum medical testing and diagnostic procedures as required by Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund as outlined in Rule 742-1-02 OP&F.


  1. Have an understanding that all required certifications must be maintained in a current status at all times for continued employment. Additional training required within the first year of employment.


  1. Starting salary is $32,890,  with benefits per CBA.



Applications are available from Chief or Deputy Chief and must be completed and returned by December 5, 2016   at 4PM.


The Fire District Board of Trustees


New law reduces delays in lifesaving care, supporters say

By Katherine Wright

Staff Writer, Dayton Daily News


A new Ohio law that allows anyone to perform external defibrillation to resuscitate another person will help reduce delays in lifesaving care, according to first responders.

House Bill 247, which was signed into law by Gov. John Kasich this month, permits any person to use an automatic external defibrillator (AED), even if they have no training in how to use the machine.

“When someone is suffering from a cardiac emergency, every minute of delay decreases their chance of survival by 10 percent,” said Karen Cromacks, a CPR and defibrillation teacher for the American Red Cross in Cincinnati. “If using an AED machine required training by law, then when someone collapsed in a public place, you would have to start looking for someone with a card. That could cause a delay.”

AED machines send a strong electric shock to a heart that is in fibrillation. They are present in most public buildings and are designed to be used by people with little to no medical experience, Cromacks said.

Cromacks said the risk of using them is low because the machine recognizes the difference between a regular heartbeat and a heart in fibrillation.

“The person using the machine doesn’t make the decision whether to shock the person. The machine makes that decision,” Cromacks said. “All you have to do is get the unit, get it on to the person’s chest, and let the machine read the electro activity of the heart and make the decision.”

Dayton Fire Chief Jeffrey Payne said he hopes the law will encourage members of the public to take action in a crisis situation.

“We don’t want people to think that they’ll hurt someone by trying to use an AED machine. As long as they follow the instructions, it’s really an effective tool, and it’s very user-friendly,” Payne said. “We don’t want anyone to fear litigation for trying to help their fellow person.”

Ohio law previously allowed defibrillation to be performed only by those with training in AED and CPR. The new law allows anyone to use the machine, recommending training but not requiring it.

The new law also requires a person performing defibrillation to make a “good-faith effort” to activate an emergency medical system as soon as possible. The law had previously required the person to activate the system. The law, which had previously provided immunity from civil lawsuits to those who use a defibrillator, extends that immunity to anyone who owns an AED machine.

Cromacks said people should still seek training in CPR and AED, however.

“If I collapsed and could pick between someone who had taken a class and someone who had no training whatsoever, I would pick the person with the training,” she said. “I know that person will be somewhat familiar with the machine and will be less flustered.”

A defibrillator should be used if a person is observed collapsed, unconscious and not breathing, Cromacks said. A defibrillator can be used immediately. If one is not accessible, CPR should be performed to buy time until defibrillation.