Firefighter/EMT: City of Cocoa Beach Florida Deadline: June 8, 2018


Deadline: June 8, 2018

Salary: $12.55 per hour

Job Description:

The City of Cocoa Beach Fire Department is currently hiring for a Full Time Firefighter/EMT. FireTEAM testing and CPAT scores must be submitted to the Cocoa Beach Fire Department by June 8, 2018.

Candidates must complete the department application and submit necessary documentation to the Cocoa Beach Fire Department by June 8, 2018.

Salary: $12.55 per hour. 24 hours on, 48 off.

Benefit Information:

Department Overview: The City of Cocoa Beach Fire Department (CBFD) serves approximately 3.5 square miles of residential and commercial area as well as providing basic fire protection for the “Thousand Islands” area adjacent to Cocoa Beach in the Banana River. The 3.5 square miles of land mass is unique in shape in that it is a barrier island approximately 6.5 miles in length and approximately 1.7 miles wide at it widest point. The CBFD serves a population of approximately 11,200 year-round residents as well as an influx of seasonal residents, tourists, and visitors which can increase the area’s population to an average of 30,000 people a day during the tourist season.

The Fire Department operates 2 stations, staffed with 3 shifts of 8 personnel. Our shift personnel work 24-hour shifts to then have the next 48 hours off.

Administrative staff works Monday – Friday, from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

All personnel are on call in the event of serious fire, emergency or severe weather situation. 

Area Information: Every community in the country has unique characteristics all its own and Cocoa Beach is no exception. Nestled between the Space Complexes of the Kennedy Space Center and Cape Canaveral to the north and Patrick Air Force Base to the south, Cocoa Beach has been shaped by its association with the Space Program.

Going back to the 1920’s when it was a sleepy isolated beach community through the years when the first astronauts trained and relaxed in the area, our small community has developed into a unique blend of residential, retirement, retail and tourist segments.

While these segments demonstrate the diversity of our community, we share an interest in the great outdoors in a tropical locale, in showcasing and protecting our environment and its wildlife and in sharing the quality of life that comes from excellent schools, responsible businesses and well-maintained parks and public facilities.

Population: Approx. 30,000 winter / 12,000 off season (does not take into account of beach visitors)

Job Requirements

Age: 18

US Citizen: Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid FLORIDA State Driver’s License: Yes

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Academy Certification:

Necessary Certifications:
High School Diploma or equivalent supplemented by specialized training in firefighting and emergency response. 1 to 2 years of firefighting experience with municipal or volunteer departments or any equivalent combination of training and experience that provides the required knowledge, skills, or abilities.

Special Requirements:

  • Possession of a Certificate of Compliance as a firefighter from the Florida Bureau of Fire Standards.
  • State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician certificate.
  • Possession of a valid Florida Class “E” driver’s license.
  • Approved Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC) certificate of completion.
  • Valid American Heart Association Healthcare Provider card or equivalent BLS/CPR card from accredited institution.
  • Signs tobacco use affidavit; agrees to maintain no tobacco use on and off duty as a condition of employment.

How to Apply: The full job description and application can be found HERE.

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