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Firefighter/Paramedic

Company: D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Departmen
Location: Washington
Posted on: August 3, 2020

Job Description:

Washington, D.C. Fire and EMS Department seeking Firefighter/ParamedicsJoin the team and apply your skills in afast-paced, high call volume jurisdiction with unique and high-profile specialevents related to our status as the Nation's Capital. Our diverse mission gives Firefighter/Paramedics the opportunity to grow throughout their careers. D.C. Firefighter/Paramedics are assigned to one of approximately 33 fire stations throughout the District of Columbia. The Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department is a 24-hour/7-days a week operation and rotating shifts are required.--Candidates must successfullycomplete the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department's BasicProbation Training Course and Evaluation Program OR demonstrate experience; providing pre-hospital emergency care to injured and/or ill patients, providing fire prevention, fire protections, and emergency operations to include structural firefighting, hazardous materials responses, disaster response/control and recovery, and confined space rescue, and maintaining appropriate reports, forms and documents utilizing medical charting and medicalterminology. Candidates must hold andmaintain the following minimum certifications for the duration of employment:(1) Firefighter I and II, (2) Emergency MedicalTechnician-Paramedic (EMT-P), (3) Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR), (4) Basic Life Support (BLS), (5) Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), and (6)Certification as a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (NREMT-P), and any other certifications that may subsequently be required to maintain qualifications as a Firefighter/Paramedic. All required licenses must be uploaded at the time of application submission to be considered for the position.Must have a minimum ofone (1) year operational experience in a 911 or critical care system as an Advanced Life Support provider at an NREMT-P or NRP Level, or equivalent experience. Equivalent experience must include experience that has provided the applicant with clinical skill in knowledge and application of pre-hospital basic and advanced life support emergency medical care and the resulting ability to perform such care at an expert level of competency.Must maintain ability topass self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA) face-piece fit testing as required by OSHA Respiratory Protection Standard 29CFR1910.134.--Must maintain physical fitness as defined by ability to successfully complete annual timed fitness testing.This position is designated as a SafetySensitive position, subject to a mandatory Pre-employment and Biennial Criminal Background checks, Traffic Record checks, and Drug and Alcohol Testing.--Pass a thorough background investigation of character and personal history (ex. prior employers, law enforcement agencies, etc.) to determine suitability for appointment as a Firefighter/Paramedic.--The District of Columbia Fire and EMS Department is an EqualOpportunity Employer.-- All qualified candidates will receive consideration without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, family responsibilities, matriculation, physical handicap, or political affiliation.--Pleaseapply at:------https://fems.dc.gov/page/employment-positions-fire-ems--Formore information, please call D.C. Fire and EMS Department Human Resources at 202-673-7580.Type: Full-time, Permanent.

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