Firefighter/Paramedic: Norfolk Virginia Deadline: April 4, 2016

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Deadline: April 4, 2016

Salary: $45,375.75 – $70,771.88 Annually

Job Description:

Norfolk Fire and Rescue is seeking to hire a certified and experienced Firefighter EMT-P.  This position will respond to fire, medical, hazardous material, and technical rescue emergencies and other hazardous conditions, and takes appropriate actions to control the emergency and care for the sick and injured. Serves as attendant-in-charge of an ambulance and coordinates the delivery of patient care. Performs associated duties including training, pre-incident planning, fire safety inspection, public education, and equipment and facility maintenance. Operates emergency vehicles, systems, and portable equipment. May be assigned to operations, training, prevention, or administration.

 Essential Functions:

Essential functions include but are not limited to:

1  Responds to medical emergencies and performs basic and advanced life support procedures in accordance with Tidewater Emergency Medical Services (TEMS) Council protocols. Provides transportation of inured or ill patients to medical facilities.

2  Responds to fire scenes and applies water and/or chemical agents to control and extinguish fires and performs search and rescue, forcible entry, ventilation, salvage, and overhaul.

3  Responds to hazardous materials emergencies (accidental or intentional), isolates the scene, and employs effective hazard control strategies. Assists with controlling spills or leaks of hazardous products and decontamination.

4  Responds to technical rescue emergencies (accidental or intentional), isolates the scene, and employs effective hazard control strategies. Performs search and rescue and assists in operations to affect structural and trench collapse, high angle, confined space, and water rescues.

5  Responds to hazardous conditions and general service calls and employs effective hazard control strategies. Provides salvage and recovery support to owners and/or occupants of damaged properties.

6  Drives emergency vehicles including sedans, ambulances, heavy fire apparatus, and utility/support vehicles. Operates fire pumps, aerial devices, breathing air compressors, and electrical, hydraulic, and pneumatic systems. Operates hand tools and portable electric, hydraulic, pnuematic, and gasoline powered tools.

7  Participates in fire, emergency medical, hazardous materials, technical rescue, terrorism, incident management, human relations and customer service, and other training as required. Participates in physical fitness/wellness training.

8  Inspects, cleans, and performs preventive maintenance of emergency vehicles and associated systems, portable equipment, fire hydrants, and fire station and grounds.

9  Performs other duties as directed, including but not limited to pre-incident planning, fire safety inspections, and public education.

10 Upon completion of experience and training requirements, serves as acting company officer as needed.

11 Completes fire, patient care, pre-incident, inspection, and activity reports.


Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Completion of the Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (or other fire academy training program affording the same or comparable training as approved by the Fire Chief) and the Firefighter Recruit probationary period with the Department of Fire-Rescue.

 Additional Information & Requirements:

1  Valid Driver’s License.

2   Current Virginia Department of Fire Programs Certifications in Firefighter II, Hazardous Materials Awareness and Operations, and Emergency Vehicle Operator.

3  Current certification as a Virginia Department of Health, Office of Emergency Medical Services, Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)-Paramedic and current sanctioning by the City of Norfolk Medical Director.

4  Current American Heart Association certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support for Health Care Providers (CPR).

5  Current Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification.

6  Current Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification.

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

City’s Website Click HERE

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