JOB TITLE: Battalion Chief
CROUCH/SQUAT: Intermittent/occasionally, accessing lower-placed file drawers, assisting with rescue of Fire Fighter or civilian
CRAWL/KNEEL: Intermittent, to assess fire fighting operations, assisting in rescue of Fire Fighter or civilian
AWKWARD POSITIONS: Intermittent, reaching over or under wreckage or debris to reach and remove a Fire Fighter or civilian, administer first aid to a victim, remove debris/obstacles at an accident or fire scene, if participating in training exercises (such as high-angle rescue)
SHOULDER TO OVERHEAD: Occasionally, pulling up to enter a vehicle, climbing up ground or aerial ladders (intermittent), reaching for file drawers or bookshelves, if participating in training exercises (such as high-angle rescue)
WAIST TO SHOULDER: Occasionally to frequently, reaching for telephone and office equipment, accessing manuals/folders, retrieving and storing items and supplies, checking and securing protective gear, assisting with rescue of civilian or Fire Fighter
FLOOR TO WAIST: Occasionally, checking and securing protective gear, putting on protective gear, assisting with rescue of civilian or Fire Fighter, removing debris/obstacles at an accident or fire scene
EXTENSION/FLEXION: Rarely/occasionally; extension: pushing file drawer, doors; flexion: lifting protective gear, assisting with rescue of a civilian or Fire Fighter
HANDLING/GRASPING: Frequently, handling protective gear, radio, clipboard, telephone, manuals, folders, using a computer mouse, driving a vehicle, inspecting equipment
REPETITIVE USE OF HANDS/ARMS:
__ Low: <1250 movements/hr.
___ Medium: 1250-2500 movements/hr.
___ High >2500 movements/hr.
POWER GRASPING: Occasionally, grasping a steering wheel, assisting with rescue of a civilian or Fire Fighter
FINGER/FEEL: Occasionally, using protective gear, writing reports, typing on a computer, using a radio to communicate with personnel, supervisors, other emergency workers
OPERATE FOOT CONTROL: Occasionally, when driving a vehicle
SPEAK/HEAR REQUIREMENTS: Essential to be able to speak to and hear subordinates, other commanders, supervisors, other emergency workers
VISION REQUIREMENTS: Near acuity, far acuity and color vision essential to perform duties of this position (includes computer work); must be able to see in dark and/or smoky conditions
PUSH: Exerting force on or against an object in order to move it away. No. of lbs.
(N)ever (R)arely (O)ccasionally (F)requently (C)onstantly (force)