Volunteer Emergency Responder

Dodge County Emergency Services

12 Jul 2022

Dodge County

Emergency Services

Emergency Services

Volunteer

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The Volunteer Emergency Responder supports Dodge County Emergency Response Team Inc.’s mission statement and vision.  This is done by providing emergency traffic incident management services during large-scale, or long-term, incidents throughout Dodge County as requested by various police, fire, or EMS agencies.  In addition to emergency incidents, the Volunteer Emergency Responder also assists with local municipal, private, and not-for-profit events such as parades, run/walks, and the like. 

Responsibilities:

Specialized Skills and Knowledge Requirements:

  • Basic knowledge of police, fire and EMS operations
  • Basic knowledge of Traffic Incident Management
  • Situational adaptability
  • Ability to handle high-stress situations and environments

Primary Accountabilities:

Emergency Traffic Incident Management and Response (60%):

  • Respond to various emergencies throughout Dodge County such as motor vehicle collisions, structure fires, natural disasters and downed power lines in accordance with FEMA ICS and NIMS guidelines
  • Report to the DCERT Incident Commander to establish accountability and receive assignment
  • Assist with setting up traffic detour, one-way road operation or other traffic management in accordance with WI TIME guidelines
  • Provide scene security and safety by maintaining the traffic detour and restricting access to the scene
  • Notify the Incident Commander and/or Dodge County Central Communications Center of any safety or security matter
  • Once the incident is resolved, quickly and efficiently opening the roadway for traffic use
  • Above all, operating in the safest manner possible
  • Report to the DCERT Incident Commander to establish accountability and receive assignment

Assisting with Scheduled Events (30%):

  • Assist with setting up traffic detours, one-way road operations or other traffic management in accordance with WI TIME guidelines
  • Provide event security services as needed by monitoring access points and/or patrolling the event grounds
  • Once the event is completed, or the shift is completed quickly and efficiently opening the roadway for traffic use if applicable
  • Above all, operating in the safest manner possible

Administrative Functions (10%)

  • Attend required regular business meetings
  • Attend special business meetings as needed
  • Complete incident reports as required
  • Abide by By-Laws and Policies and Procedures
  • Assist the Board of Directors as needed
  • Complete all required training as prescribed in Policies and Procedures

Requirements:

  • Must be 18 years of age or older
  • Must have an acceptable driving record 
  • Must have an acceptable criminal background
  • Must be able to provide a minimum of 40 hours of service annually 
  • Must be willing to work or be on call days, nights, weekends, and holidays as needed (except during applicant's normal work hours)

Dodge County Emergency Response Team Inc. (DCERT) does not discriminate in membership on the basis of race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in a professional organization, retaliation, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factor.  DCERT will not tolerate discrimination or harassment based on any of these characteristics.