Position Detail:

Tiverton Fire Department
85 Main Road
Tiverton, RI 02878

Newport County

401-625-6753 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/EMT
Last Filing Date:  February 21, 2018

Special Instructions:  





To protect life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires and providing emergency medical assistance.


Firefighter is a journey-level classification. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties of a Firefighter.


General supervision is provided by superior officers.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

Respond to fire with a fire company, enter burning buildings with hose lines, operate nozzles, and extinguish the fire as directed.
Operate hand fire extinguishers, fog nozzles, and similar equipment in extinguishing fires; raise, lower, and climb ladders; and ventilate burning buildings to carry off smoke and gases.
Rescue persons from danger and administer medical aid as necessary.
Perform salvage operations such as throwing covers, evacuating water, removing debris, and performing general cleanup at the fire scene.
Perform routine housekeeping duties at a fire station, such as mowing grass, making beds, cleaning walls, washing windows, and sweeping floors.
Perform limited repair and maintenance work on fire equipment and apparatus.
Attend in-service training sessions to learn firefighting strategies and tactics, equipment operation, medical aid, and street and hydrant locations.
Perform business inspections.
Make presentations on fire safety and burn prevention to schools, service clubs, or other public gatherings.
Promote fire safety and burn prevention among public contacts.
Perform related duties as assigned.


Probationary Salary (date of hire to completion of first year of service) $750.61 Per week
Third Class Fire Fighter (after one year of service including Probationary year) $972.99 Per week
Second Class Fire Fighter (after two years of service including Probationary Year) $1035.90 Per week
First Class Fire Fighter (after three years of service including Probationary Year) $1101.52 Per week

EMS incentive;

Paramedic Certification $57.50 Per week
EMT- Cardiac $52.50 Per week

Clothing Allowance $1300.00 per year

Vacation Leave

Six Months service to less than one year of service 60 working hours of leave
One year to less than five years of service 108 working hours of leave
Five years to less than fifteen years? service 180 working hours of leave
Fifteen years to less than twenty years? of service 204 working hours of leave
Twenty years or more of service 252 working hours of leave

Personal Leave

Each member shall also receive 24 hours of Personal Leave each year

Sick Leave

20 working hours of sick leave per month

Paid Holidays:

New Year?s Day Thanksgiving Day Easter Sunday

Labor Day Armistice Day President?s Day

Independence Day Victory Day Memorial Day

Christmas Day Columbus Day Martin Luther King Day

All Employees who are on duty during the shift commencing on Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year?s Day shall receive an additional holiday pay.

Health Coverage

Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Solutions Health Savings Account with Vison Rider

Single Plan $1000.00 Co-share

Family Plan $2000.00 Co-share

Delta Dental Coverage

Retirement Package

The State of Rhode Island Optional Plan for Police and Firemen (G. L. 45-21. 2-1et seq.) and 45-21.1-22 section, as amended. With 25 Twenty Five years of service.


Tiverton is a Town located in the North East corner of Rhode Island, abutting the Fifth largest city in Massachusetts, Fall River.
The Population of Tiverton is approximately 17,000
The Tiverton Fire Department currently has two active open positions we are looking to fill.
The Tiverton Fire Department provides both Fire and Emergency Services with a total call volume of 3100 calls
We provide Mutual Aid to Fall River Mass, Little Compton RI, Westport Mass, Portsmouth RI and all surrounding communities.
The Town of Tiverton is bordered on the west by the Sakonnet River and is connected to Aquidneck Island by the Sakonnet River Bridge.
The department operates out of three fire stations, operating the following equipment;
Three Engines ? Engine 3 is an ALS operated Engine Company
Two ALS Medical transporting units
A 2500 Gallon Water Tender
A Dodge power wagon brush unit
One Squad unit
A 19? Motor Boat
A 14? Boston Whaler


Must be eighteen years of age
GED or High School diploma
EMT Basic- (EMT Cardiac or Paramedic preferred)
Valid Drivers? license
Current PPA at time of hire - http://rifirechiefs.com/ppa-info/


Written Examination
Interviews with the Tiverton Personnel Board
Must pass a medical evaluation
Must pass a Psychological Evaluation
Extensive Background check

Jobs close at 11:59 PM (Eastern) on the deadline date specified, or when the position capacity has been met, or unless otherwise specified in the announcement. If the deadline date is not specified in the announcement, the agency has sole discretion on setting the deadline and jobs may close without notice. It is the applicant`s responsibility to thoroughly read and understand the deadline requirements and capacity limits as outlined by the agency.

Starting Salary:  $39,031.72 to $57,279.04
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Town of Tiverton, Town Clerks Office
343 Highland Road

Tiverton, RI 02878

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 16,000
Number of Firefighters: 32

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