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(a) Age Requirements. No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a full-time, paid firefighter in the Fire Division, subject to the civil service laws of Ohio, unless the person has reached the age of eighteen (18) years. No person is eligible to receive an original appointment when the person is forty-one (41) years of age or older, and no person can be declared disqualified as over age prior to that time.
(b) Physical Examination Requirements. No person shall be eligible to receive an original appointment as a full-time, paid firefighter in the Fire Division, subject to the civil service laws of Ohio, unless the person has, not more than one hundred twenty (120) days prior to the date of such appointment, passed a physical examination given by a licensed physician, a physician's assistant, a clinical nurse-specialist, a certified nurse-practitioner, or a certified nurse-midwife certifying that the applicant is free of cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and showing that the applicant meets the physical requirements necessary to perform the duties of a firefighter, as established by the City. The fee for such examination shall be paid by the City.
(c) Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund. Prior to making any original appointment, the City shall file with the Ohio Police and Fire Pension Fund a copy of the report or findings of the licensed physician, physician assistant, clinical nurse-specialist, certified nurse-practitioner, or certified nurse-midwife required under division (b) of this section.
Statutory Reference ORC 124.42
(d) Required Certifications. No person shall be appointed as a full-time, paid firefighter unless:
(1) The person has received a certificate issued under former ORC 3303.07 or ORC 4765.55 evidencing satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program; and
Statutory Reference ORC 737.08
(2) The person holds a current, valid certificate issued under ORC 4765.30 to practice as an EMT or as an EMT-paramedic. Preference in hiring will be given to those persons who are certified as paramedics. Upon appointment, the person must maintain all State-required certifications for continued employment at the highest level of EMT certification obtained or held upon his or her appointment or during his or her employment.
(Ord. 2019-19. Passed 09/26/19)