Work involves performing fire suppression, advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care, rescue, hazardous materials response, operation of associated equipment, and provision of prevention and life safety information and services to the community. Assist with maintenance and repair of equipment, apparatus and stations.
Must be 18 years of age and meet established physical and educational requirements.
Virginia Emergency Medical Technician – Basic certification required.
Graduation from high school or GED; supplemented by fire fighting and emergency medical technician training courses; or any equivalent combination of education and experience.
Graduation from or currently enrolled in the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy or Southside Regional Fire Academy required.
Must possess a valid Virginia driver's license with an acceptable driving record.
Ability to acquire certification by the Commonwealth of Virginia as a Firefighter II, Emergency Medical Technician-Basic, Hazardous Materials Operations, and Emergency Vehicles Operator -S3, Rope Rescue 1, Mayday! Firefighter Down!, Terrorism Awareness, and Vehicle Extrication. Ability to successfully complete the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy. Ability to acquire Professional Rescuer certification by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association Equivalent. Ability to successfully complete the department’s Driver Pump Operator program. Possession and maintenance of a valid Virginia Drivers License with an acceptable driving record. Completion of other training, education or possession of other certificates as required by the Fire Chief.
Preference may also be given to candidates who possess advanced life support emergency medical services certification.
Advanced life support incentive pay available; up to $4,500 per year for EMT-Paramedic upon completion of preceptorship and departmental release. Additional financial incentives available in accordance with Personnel Policy.
Applicants selected for further consideration will be notified of date and time of pre-entrance examinations.
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.
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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York County, VA - 18 months ago