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Updated CPR Info

 

A group of funny folks put together a video about the current updates to CPR.  It also discusses the how’s, what’s and why’s about the process and makes you smile while you’re learning!

Click the link below to learn more:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=4u69rGzWmcQ

 

Fire Safety Info

Outdoor Burning

 

Lately, we’ve been getting a lot of questions about outdoor burning so I thought we’d put it center stage!  To put a fine point on it, outdoor burning of waste is not allowed within the JVFD district.  Why?  We are following the State of Texas rules on the subject.  Per the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ):

“Grass, leaves, and branch trimmings from residences are all considered “domestic waste.” If your local government does not collect domestic waste and does not authorize a private collector to do so, you may burn material of this type. If such waste collection is available, then it cannot be burned under the domestic-waste exception.”

On the other side of the topic, cooking fires in a controlled container (BBQ’s, smokers, etc.) and warning fires during the winter, also in controlled containers (outdoor stoves, chimineas, masonry fire pits, etc.) are legal as long as they are not emitting flames of dangerous heights or emitting large numbers of embers that could pose a threat to structures or vegetation.  We would also recommend that these items not be used on combustible surfaces or near structures or vegetation.

If you see someone burning illegally, contact our department and we will respond.  If the situation becomes a problem, the department can levy a fine.  We can also involve WCSO and/or TCEQ and the State Fire Marshall’s Office to assist in correcting the issue.

You can access the entire Outdoor Burning in Texas publication at https://www.tceq.texas.gov/publications/rg/rg-049.html

 

Volunteer Information

Community Leaders Wanted

Are you the person that stops to help someone change a tire?  Help someone reach something on the top shelf at HEB? Hold a door open for someone carrying packages?  Go out of your way to help someone that you’ve never met before?  If so, you are just the type of person we are looking for!

We are the Jollyville Volunteer Fire Department and we’re looking for people who want to do something to help their community.  If you are an outgoing, intelligent person who is willing to make the required time commitment, and want to be a major contributor to your community, call or come by the station and we will discuss your possible future as a community servant.

The basic requirements are:

A high school diploma or GED

A valid Texas driver’s license

Valid Texas auto insurance

Ability to attend two Monday night trainings a month

Availability to stay two nights a month at the fire station

Ability to attend 30 hours a month of trainings and calls

Willing to go the extra mile for your neighbor

Now, don’t be scared of the 30 hour commitment.  This minimum requirement includes the Monday night trainings, station overnights, community events, public education events and anytime you decide you would like to visit the station. 

Call (512-258-1038), check out the website (www.jvfd.org) or just come on by the station (9218 Anderson Mill Road) and we will see if you’ve got what it takes to be a “Community Leader.”

 

Employment Information

Upcoming JVFD Hiring Process

On Saturday, September 19th, at 10am, the Jollyville Fire Department (JVFD) will be testing for full-time firefighter position’s, working a 24/48 schedule.

Compensation begins at $16.25 an hour (gross $49,513.75 per year). Benefits for full-time personnel include 53 hour work week, driver’s stipend (when eligible), paid vacation/sick leave, holiday pay, higher class pay, overtime, medical, dental & vision insurance, light duty policy, bereavement pay, workers compensation insurance, life insurance and retirement.  Total starting compensation package, including benefits, is $65,093.

Minimum qualifications that must be met at time of application submission: 1) TCFP Basic Firefighter, 2) Texas DSHS EMT-B, 3) Texas Class-C driver’s license, 4) three year driving record, 5) a DPS finger print criminal history.  The required physical and history must have been completed within 90 days of application submission.

Preference will be given to experience and higher level or specialized qualifications, certifications and education, such as Intermediate or Advanced Firefighters, EMT-P, Haz-Mat Technician, Fire Instructor, Fire Officer, etc.  Copies of advanced certifications and education are required.

The testing process will include: 1) a written examination, 2) physical agility testing and 3) an oral interview, all completed on the day of the test.

A physical examination, using the “JVFD Medical History and Physical Evaluation” form, indicating that the applicant is in good physical condition and able to perform the duties of a firefighter must be submitted to the department with the application packet.

Complete applications must be submitted by:

5pm Friday, September 11th

Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted

Testing, examination and interviews will be conducted at the above address