Performs general firefighting, fire prevention and emergency medical duties for the residents and visitors of the City.
Essential Function Duties and Responsibilities
Engages in firefighting duties
Responds to fire and emergency alarms and requests for assistance
Performs routine firefighting duties and maintenance work on fire apparatus, vehicles and at fire station
Provides basic and advanced life support medical care
Engages in fire prevention work
Participates in departmental classes, meetings, drills and training, as required
Operates a variety of equipment including firefighting equipment, extrication equipment, hand and power tools
Drives and operates fire apparatus
Participates in public education
Complies with established policies, procedures, and Standard Operating Guidelines for efficient and effective fire department operations
Maintains personal and communal fire house living space
Performs any other related work as required
May assist with fire station improvements
High School diploma or equivalent
Completion of Florida Firefighter Standards
Certification as State of Florida Paramedic
Valid State of Florida Driver`s License with a good driving record
Must possess and maintain State of Florida Certification for Firefighter and Paramedic
Proof of successful completion of Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) by a State-certified fire training center within the last six months
Must have documentation attesting to successful completion of a 16 hour Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC)
All required certifications listed above and any other certifications, which may be required by the State of Florida or the City of Palm Beach Gardens maintained throughout term of employment to retain this classification
All new hires shall comply with Florida State Statute 633.34(6) regarding tobacco products and during their term of employment shall remain tobacco free
Must be eligible to work in the United States
Must be able to meet Departmental physical standards
Must successfully pass the City of Palm Beach Gardens Fire Rescue Department swim test
Required to meet all the requirements in the Florida State Statute Number 633.34, "Firefighter; Qualifications for employment"
FIRE MEDICS WOULD BE ELIGIBLE FOR UP TO $10,000 PARAMEDIC INCENTIVE PAY, ANNUALLY, UPON THE COMPLETION OF CITY PARAMEDIC PROTOCOL PROGRAM.
IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING THE APPLICATION PROCESS:
· Must provide copy of Florida Firefighter Standards, State of Florida Paramedic certification, completion of 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), CPAT results (must be legible) and Florida driver`s license.
The City of Palm Beach Gardens is accepting test results for Fire Medic to establish an eligibility list. In this first step of the process, applicants must achieve a passing score on the Fire Team. **This is accomplished through the National Testing Network (NTN). To apply: go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. In addition, you must have valid CPAT results, within 6 months of the closing date. All testing results must be submitted by the closing date of August 27, 2017.
DO NOT call the City of Palm Beach Gardens for selection status.
**We will be hosting the Fire Team, through the National Testing Network, on Monday, August 14, 2017, at 10:30 a.m., and 2:00p.m. If you have already tested, with the National Testing Network, Fire Team, you do not need to attend these sessions. Candidates may also take the Fire Team at another location, hosted by the National Testing Network, but must provide the results, prior to the close date. The Fire Team test must be scheduled through the National Testing Network website. Walk-ins will not be accepted. The location of our assessment is City Hall, 10500 N. Military Trail, Palm Beach Gardens, FL 33410, EOC, building, Room A.
Please refer to the following link, for more information on Fire Team: http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com
***If the candidate meets all the requirements, submits all the documentation, and passes the NTN Fire Team test, they will be notified of the date and time for the swim test. The swim test is certified by the American Red Cross and consists of a 300 yard swim, underwater swim for distance, 2 minute tread with brick; and the final obstacle, which is the removal of personal floatation device, retrieval of a 10 pound brick from deep water (12 foot drop), and putting back on the personal floatation device.