Position Detail:

Central Fire Protection District
2425 Porter Street Ste 14
Soquel, CA 95073

Santa Cruz County

831-479-6847 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  April 30, 2021

Special Instructions:  



The position of Firefighter/Paramedic, under direction, respond to fires, emergency medical incidents, rescue problems, hazardous materials spills and other emergencies to protect life and property; perform assigned service and maintenance of apparatus, equipment and stations; perform fire prevention, public education and public relations duties; perform community services and other duties that fall within the guidelines of the mission and goals of the department.

Minimum Requirements:

Minimum age of 18 years at the time of appointment.
High school diploma or GED.
Provide proof of eligibility to work in the United States.
Possession of a valid California driver?s license; ability to attain any specialized license to drive departmental apparatus within 6 months of request by the Fire Chief; ability to maintain required driver?s license requirements as established by the Fire Chief and pass an ?insurability? check by the District?s insurance carrier.
Copy of current Driving Record issued by CA DMV- available online: www.dmv.ca.gov
Ability to meet and maintain standards of physical conditions as prescribed in NFPA 1582-1992.
Upon completion of probation period, possession of Hazardous Materials First Responder (Operations) and ICS 200 Certification, and State Driver/Operator 1A and 1B Certifications.
Possess and maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License.
Possess and maintain a valid Basic Life Support (BLS) certification.
Possess and maintain a valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
Current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) certification by the application closing date of the April 30, 2021. For CPAT information visit: www.fctconline.org/cpat/
Passing score from FCTC by the application closing date of the April 30, 2021. For FCTC information visit: www.fctconline.org/written-testing/

Typical Duties:

Responds to fire, medical, and other emergencies.
Perform fire, rescue and hazardous materials evolutions and operate equipment necessary to deal with the emergency situation within the District standards and within the Firefighter 1 certification.
Provide emergency medical treatment as an Emergency Medical Technician I and assist paramedics as requested.
Perform fire prevention, pre-fire planning, public education, public relations efforts, and hydrant maintenance.
Drives and operates all fire apparatus and, if qualified, the Districts? aerial in a safe manner and with due regard for the welfare of the public and the District.
Maintains familiarity of streets, topography, physical conditions, and other matters affecting response in the District.
Maintains familiarity with the District policies, procedures, and programs.
Maintains proficiency in basic firefighting and rescue techniques and participates in District training programs.
Perform routine apparatus, equipment and station maintenance and cleaning.

Deadline to apply is no later than 5 PM PST on April 30, 2021. For questions regarding the application process, email inquiries to employmentopportunities@centralfpd.com.

Central Fire District is an equal opportunity employer.
Job Announcement URL:
Job Description URL:
Job PDF:
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Ideal Candidate
Knowledge of:

Written English language in order to complete records and reports.
Spoken English language in order to communicate effectively in emergency situations.
Basic mathematics and mechanical principles that demonstrate the ability to learn technical concepts, procedures, and equipment operation.
Basic Life Support pre-hospital emergency medical care techniques, principles, and practices.
Ability to:

Ability to work 48-hour shifts and work planned and unplanned backfill.
Work extended hours beyond routine assignment in the event of a local, county, state, and/or federally declared emergency, disaster, and/or catastrophe; or the activation of the California Master Mutual Aid system as directed by the Governor?s office/Office of Emergency Services. Ability to work within the chain of command system, accept constructive criticism, react quickly and calmly in emergency situations.
Ability to effectively communicate and maintain positive working relationships with peers, superiors and other public safety personnel and members of the public in a professional and appropriate manner.
Requires standing, stooping, kneeling, sitting, crouching, and walking for extended periods of time. Requires agility, balance, and stamina in responding to emergency situations that includes climbing, crawling, and walking in steep, slippery, and confined spaces, or similar adverse environments. Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, grasp, and lift different sized objects, equipment and apparatus weighing up to 100 pounds during both routine and emergency situations. Requires the ability to lift, carry, push, pull, grasp, and lift trapped, injured, or deceased persons. Requires the ability to operate fire suppression equipment such as ladders, axes, chain saws, hoses and general maintenance equipment. Requires the ability to drive and operate emergency response vehicles. Requires the ability to effectively and efficiently evaluate emergency situations and determine the appropriate response; implement the appropriate incident action plan; to remain calm and decisive in chaotic and confusing situations. Requires the ability to visually inspect fire equipment and apparatus; to function in atmospheres where vision is impaired; to differentiate between colors to assist in determining proper course of action to mitigate emergencies. Requires normal manual dexterity and eye-hand coordination; corrected hearing and vision to normal range.
Respond to emergency medical calls.
Take and monitor vital signs.
Evaluate condition of patient based on medical evaluation, history, protocol, and orders. Effectively communicate with base hospital Mobile Intensive Care Nurse (MICNs) and E.R. physicians.
Interview patients and witnesses.
Observe evidence at scene.
Coordinate with transport personnel.
Direct and work with Firefighter/EMTs at the scene.

Benefits for the Firefighter/Paramedic position include:

Paid Sick Leave
Paid Vacation Time Off
Paid Education Time Off
Health Insurance
Life Insurance
Dental Insurance
Vision Insurance
CalPERS Retirement Benefits
Special Instructions
When submitting this application, applicants must attach/upload:

Copy of valid CA Driver's License
Copy of current Driving Record issued by CA DMV- available online: www.dmv.ca.gov
Copy of valid State of California Paramedic License.
Copy of valid Basic Life Support (BLS) Certification.
Copy of valid Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) Certification.
Recruitment Contact
Contact phone:
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Starting Salary:  $7,769.00-$8,016.00 Monthly
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   Central Fire Protection District
Fire Chief Maxwell
930 17th Avenue
Santa Cruz, CA 95062

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: N/A
Population Served: 47,500
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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