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Landing a government job is a dream for many because of the numerous perks that comes along with it. Kerala Public Service Commission (PSC) is recruiting Firemen for the Fire and Rescue Services Department. Aspirants can grab this opportunity as it offers a role which involves serving the society as well as job security. Those aspiring to apply for this post can know the details regarding job profile and career growth chances in this post. Check Kerala PSC Fireman Job Profile 2023 here.
Kerala PSC Fireman Job Profile 2023
Kerala Fire and Rescue Services is the service department of the Government of Kerala whose function is to fight fires and provide relief measures in times of calamities and disasters in Kerala. The post of Fireman comes under this department and is responsible for the provision of fire protection as well as responding to building collapses, drownings, gas leakage, oil spillage, road and rail accidents, animal rescue, fallen trees and taking appropriate action during natural disasters. Firefighters under Kerala PSC are trained to respond to fires, accidents and other incidents where there are risks to life and property. They are trained at the Fire And Rescue Services Academy in Viyyur. Once the training is completed, they can be posted anywhere in the state. Workers will have rotational shift and the work also involves travel within the city of placement.
Kerala PSC Fireman Roles and Responsibilities
- Work with police and ambulance service personnel.
- Inspect and maintain equipment between uses.
- Inspect building for fire safety and enforce safety standards.
- Executes rescues operations.
- Operate fire equipment and tools appropriately.
- Participate in training, classes and drills in firefighting, emergency medical care and disaster response.
- Perform general maintenance work of fire equipment and facilities
Kerala PSC Fireman Promotion
Everyone aspires for a career growth in his / her professional life. It serves as an inspiration to work harder and serve better. As with all government posts, employees of Fire and Rescue Services Department are also eligible for promotion after certain years of service in a particular post. Let us have a look at the different rungs of ladder a fireman can climb.
Fireman-> Leading Fireman-> Assistant Station Officer-> Station Officer
A fireman’s qualification, years of service provided and job efficiency may be taking into account while considering promotion. With promotion and higher post comes better pay and more responsibilities.
Kerala PSC Fireman Retirement Details
All employees working Fire and Rescue Services Department comes under the government sector and they too are governed by the same laws. The retirement age of employees is 56 years. Employees are eligible to get pension if they have served for a minimum of 10 years. Pension will be calculated based on the basic salary of the employee in the last 12 months.
Kerala PSC Fireman Salary
The pay scale for the post of Kerala PSC Fireman is in the range of Rs. 20,000 to Rs. 45,800. The salary may vary as per the duties assigned. The average salary of a Fireman in Kerala PSC is Rs. 4.6 lakhs per year.
Kerala PSC Fireman Allowances
Apart from the basic salary, all employees under Kerala PSC are eligible for extra allowances. These allowance will depend upon the grade of the employee. Some of the allowances a Fireman is eligible for are:
- Dearness Allowance (DA)
- House Rent Allowance (HR)
- Transport Allowance
- CCA(City Compensatory Allowance)
- Other Allowances
The percentage of these allowances will be based on the basic salary. The final salary will be the sum of basic salary and the allowances as applicable.