Firefighter/Paramedic – City of Rock Island, IL – Deadline: 02/19/2021

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Under direct supervision, directly participates in a City sponsored program of fire safety, protection, prevention and emergency medical services; could be assigned to the fire prevention division almost exclusively. Assists in the maintenance of apparatus, vehicles, buildings and other physical facilities of the Fire Department; participates in a program of commercial and residential fire safety inspections; participates in the administration of advanced life support services; and participates in training programs to increase job knowledge and proficiency.

Requirements include knowledge, skill and mental development equivalent to four (4) years of high school, plus all applicants must be United States citizens and at least 21 years of age at the time of appointment.

Applicants must also successfully complete and pass the Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) with ladder climb annually, pass a written examination, background security investigation, oral examination, medical examination and drug screening in order to be placed on the eligibility list for the position of Firefighter.

Must obtain Firefighter II certification within eighteen (18) months. Requires possession of an EMT/Paramedic certification upon appointment. Requires possession of, or ability to obtain, a Class “B” Vehicle Operator’s License. Requires ability to render emergency medical care.

Applicants must apply by 5:00 pm on February 19, 2021, through the Employment tab on the City’s website at Additional information is available at

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