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The Passing of a Legend…

 

It is with a heavy heart that the Jollyville Fire Department informs of the passing of Scott Johnson.  Scott had been an integral part of JVFD since 1989, serving the department with honor for 30 years.  Scott started as a volunteer and worked his way up to the rank of full-time, shift Captain, and held the office of Fire Inspector for the last years of his career.  Scott was a force to be reckoned with, with a hard, bristly exterior, and a heart of gold inside.  Scott will be missed terribly by all those who had the pleasure to have known and worked with him.

Fire Safety Info

Check the Air in your Spare!

Three times in the last three weeks, I have stopped to help someone change a flat tire.  Twice, I actually changed the tire.  The other time, I just used the flashy lights on the truck to protect the person who was actually doing the work.  Either way, I was there to help!  The issue that caught my attention was that, every time a tire was changed, the spare was flat.  This was not immediately apparent when we were putting the tire on the car but, when the jack was lowered and the tire had to hold the car’s weight, things drastically changed.

This made me think about my truck’s spare tire……..I bought my truck in 2002 and I have never thought of checking the air in my spare.  So, I did.  And, just like the others mentioned above, I had a whopping 15 psi in the spare.

Luckily, I learned about this problem via the mistakes made by others, so I thought I’d pass this little lesson on to all of you.

Before you’re on the side of a busy highway, in the dark, in the rain, make sure that your vehicle’s spare tire is ready to roll!

 

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

Hiring Info

AUGUST 10TH HIRING PROCESS

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

Compensation begins at $16.00 an hour (gross $46,080 per year). Benefits for full-time personnel include paid vacation/sick leave, holiday pay, higher class pay (if eligible), overtime, medical, dental & vision insurance, limited light duty coverage, workers compensation insurance, longevity pay and life insurance.  Total starting compensation package, including benefits is $53,814.58.  Drivers are paid a $.50/hour stipend and Lieutenants are paid an additional $1.50/hour.  Jollyville also provides three annual step raises with the maximum total compensation package, for a firefighter, of $60,294.58 (net 52,560 per year).

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 or less minor traffic violations on your driving record and 5) a clean DPS, finger print card, criminal history.  Qualifications for driver are all of the above, a Class B Texas Driver’s license and completion of the JVFD Driver/Operator course (once hired).  Qualifications for Lieutenant are all of the above, a Fire Instructor I certification, Fire Officer I certification, Fire Inspector I certification, a minimum of one year of experience as a fire lieutenant and completion of the JVFD Officer course (once hired).  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 testing.

A physical examination, indicating that the applicant is in good physical condition, and able to perform the duties of a firefighter, must be submitted with the complete application packet.

Complete applications must be submitted by:

5pm Friday, August 3rd

Incomplete application packets will NOT be accepted

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