Firefighter/EMT D.C. Fire Department (DCFEMS) Deadline April 23, 2015

$48,880.00 – $86,814.00
Fire and Emerg. Medical Svcs
2000 14th St NW (Reeves Center)
Open to the Public
3/9/2015 – 4/23/2015

Job Summary 

This position is located in the D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DCFEMS). FEMS is responsible for improving the life of residents of the District of Columbia by providing the most effective and efficient services in protecting lives and property. In addition, DCFEMS provides quality, compassionate and competent state of the art basic and advanced life support emergency medical care to the acutely ill or injured patient and provides expeditious transportation to the appropriate hospital around the clock, 365 days a year.

This position is covered under collective bargaining unit Local 36


Be a U.S. citizen
Must be at least 19 years of age
Possess a high school diploma or a certificate of equivalency (GED) issued by a recognized department of education.
Pass a scheduled candidate physical ability test (C-PAT).
Pass a urinalysis test for absence of substance or drug abuse.
Pass a thorough medical examination (including x-rays, hearing, vision, and other laboratory tests).
Pass through a background investigation of character and personal history (ex, prior employers, law enforcement agencies, etc.) to determine suitability for appointment as a Firefighter EMT

Licensures, Certifications and other requirements 

Valid motor vehicle driver’s permit
Firefighter I and II Certification from Pro-Board  or IFSAC
Valid National Registry EMT (NREMT) card
Valid American Heart Association (AHA) Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card

All inquiries related to this job announcement shall be directed D.C. Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department, Human Resources Division at (202) 673-7580.

Must have a high school diploma or a certificate of equivalency (GED) issued by a recognized department of education.

Work Experience 

Must have a minimum of one (1) year field operational experience as a certified EMT Basic at the NREMT- B level.

Clinical skill in the knowledge and application of pre-hospital basic life support emergency medical care should be performed at an expert level of competency.

Work Environment 

Incumbent drives large emergency vehicles, at an increased rate of speed and often through crowded streets. Is responsible for operating pumps and related equipment. Is exposed to all weather conditions and noise levels, which are often difficult to talk above. Is also exposed to irritation or discomfort from the heat, smoke, dust, gaseous fumes, water, tunnels, radiation and chemicals. To reduce the dangers and irritations, incumbent follows prescribed safety practices and uses safety protective clothing.


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