York County, VA - Yorktown, VA

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Responsible for performing skilled and specialized technical emergency response work in firefighting, emergency medical services, rescue, and hazardous materials/technical rescue situations and emergency responses. Performs firefighting, provides pre-hospital emergency medical care and transportation of the sick and injured, rescue work, fire and injury prevention public education and community services, contains hazardous materials response and cleanup; performs technical rescues and disaster response services. Provides public assistance. Trains in the methods and techniques of emergency response operations and in the use of equipment and apparatus. Responsible for life safety and emergency response operations until relieved by a Senior/Master Firefighter or officer/acting officer.

Minimum Qualifications:

Must be 18 years of age and a high school graduate or equivalent supplemented by firefighting and emergency medical technician training courses; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.

Virginia Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification required (may be required to obtain and/or maintain, at a minimum, EMT-Intermediate Certificate and be released within time frame designated by the department).

Graduation from or currently enrolled in the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy or Southside Regional Fire Academy and/or current certification as a Virginia or Nationally Registered Emergency Medical Technician-Intermediate or Paramedic preferred.

Must have the ability to satisfactorily complete Tidewater Regional Fire Academy and/or other recruit school programs as assigned and all associated courses/certifications. Must have the ability to acquire the following certifications: Virginia Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Operations, specified Emergency Vehicles Operator course(s), specified technical rescue and/or rope rescue programs and/or other fire, EMS, rescue and/or emergency management programs/certification as required and/or assigned.

Requires the ability to obtain Professional Rescuer CPR certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association equivalent. Must also complete the department’s Driver Pump Operator program in addition to any other training, education or certifications as required for continued employment.

Must possess a valid driver's license issued by the Commonwealth of Virginia with an acceptable driving record.

Supplemental Information:

Advanced life support incentive pay is available between $1,000 and $4,500 per year (depending on certification i.e., EMT-Intermediate or EMT-Paramedic) upon completion of preceptorship and departmental release. Additional financial incentives available in accordance with Personnel Policy.

Works wherever emergencies occur both indoors and outdoors; is exposed to a variety of hot and cold temperatures and may be, at times, exposed to fire, smoke, infectious diseases, hazardous chemicals, and other dangerous situations; may be required to walk, climb, crawl, bend, pull, push, or lift and balance on less than ideal terrain; is exposed to wide variety of noise levels, which at times can be quite high, particularly when multiple sirens are sounding; administrative and management duties are carried out indoors at the department’s administrative offices, in the fire stations, at indoor and outdoor training locations, or in the buildings and offices of County government; supervision of personnel occurs both indoors and outdoors, on emergency scenes, in the fire station, on training locations, and in the community.
This position is considered to be essential (County designation as ALPHA). In the event of an emergency/inclement weather conditions, the incumbent is expected to remain at the worksite or to report to worksite in accordance with the department’s standard operating procedures, or as notified by a supervisor.

Applicants selected for further consideration will be notified of date and time of next steps.

Physical Demands:

Must meet NFPA (2000) 1582 Standards. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment including driving fire and rescue apparatus, and operating such fire fighting and rescue equipment as pumps, ladders, aerial platforms, hoses, nozzles and appliances, hand tools, gasoline powered tools, hydraulic and pneumatic tools, self contained breathing apparatus, two-way radios, etc. Must be able to operate emergency medical equipment including radio communications systems between the ambulance and the physician at the hospital emergency department, cardiac monitor/defibrillator/pacers, medications, intravenous fluid administration systems, oxygen powered cardiopulmonary resuscitation devices, oxygen administration equipment, airway management equipment, wound care and fracture immobilization equipment, ambulance cots, stretchers, backboards, stair chairs and other patient movement equipment. Must be able to operate hazardous materials management equipment and supplies, including radiological monitoring equipment. Must be able to lift and push and pull objects weighing between 25-165 pounds, and work with full gear that easily weighs 55 pounds. Physical demand requirements are those for Very Heavy Work.

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