Orange County Fire and EMS Department is accepting applications for a Full-time Fire Fighter Emergency Medical Technician.
Duties include but are not limited to:
Responds to life safety emergencies including fire, HazMat and EMS.
Follows lead and direction of Paramedic/Intermediate and participates in patient care activities.
Examines patients, provides care and reports findings to Staff of the receiving facility.
Operates various types of emergency response vehicles.
Inspects apparatus daily; performs maintenance on specialized apparatus and equipment for firefighting, and basic and advanced life support.
Performs community service including but not limited to fire safety and prevention seminars.
Attends training session for both Fire and EMS, as required.
Maintains relationship with staff, volunteers, law enforcement, hospital staff and citizens.
Transports patients to medical facilities.
Performs full range of fire suppression duties; assists in performing high angle, trench, confined space and water rescues; assists in performing rescues from hazardous situations.
Cleans and maintains station, apparatus and equipment daily.
Performs related tasks as required.
Thorough knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression; thorough knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures; general knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the County; general knowledge of hazardous materials and accident extrication principles and techniques; general knowledge of basic life support principles and techniques; ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; ability to work at heights and in confined spaces; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; possession of physical endurance and agility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, volunteers and the general public.
EMT-B certification,Vehicle Extrication certification, CPR, EVOC III, DFP Firefighter I, Firefighter II preferred and Haz-Mat Awareness or Operations, Haz-Mat Operations preferred. Possession of an appropriate driver`s license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Starting Salary: $46,552 (2756 ? 28 day pay cycle)
Application packets may be picked up in the County Administration Office located at 112 West Main Street, Orange, VA 22960; or by calling (540) 672-3313. County applications may also be downloaded from the County website: orangecountyva.gov. The position is open until filled. EEO
Copies of all required certifications and a certified copy of the applicants driving record must be submitted with the application. Applications received without required copies will not be considered.