Martin County Fire Rescue is currently accepting applications for Firefighter EMT beginning April 15, 2021, and closing at midnight on May 22, 2021. Firefighter Paramedics are preferred.
This position requires applicants have a valid IAFF approved CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) within the last 12 months.
To schedule the CPAT if needed, please visit:
If you are currently enrolled in Paramedic School or have completed a Paramedic program and are waiting to take the state test, please upload a letter stating which school you are attending and your projected completion date.
Under the direction of the Chain of Command and other authorized Fire Rescue Supervisors, the person in this position provides responsible work in basic pre-hospital emergency care and fire suppression within the Department of Fire Rescue.
In the event of a natural or man-made disaster that may threaten the area, the employee will be required to perform emergency duties as directed.
Essential Duties / Responsibilities & KSA`s
(Note: The listed duties are illustrative only and are not intended to describe each and every function, which may be performed in the job class. The omission of specific statements does not preclude management from assigning specific duties not listed herein if such duties are a logical assignment to the position.)
Drive fire apparatus and ambulances to and from emergency medical responses, fires and other emergencies.
Operate pumps, aerial ladders and truck and engine controls and accessories
Perform emergency medical and firefighting activities and duties, as required.
Conduct regular checks of apparatus and equipment to ensure adequacy of equipment and proper operation.
Carry out routine station duties, including participation in regularly scheduled drills and training sessions.
Maintain records and submit reports, as required.
Perform basic pre-hospital emergency medical care in accordance with current Martin County Emergency Medical Service BLS treatment protocols.
Ensure that all first aid supplies and life sustaining equipment are maintained and operational at all times; maintain first aid equipment and supplies up to date; handle bills and presentations; operate radio enroute to emergency scene; assist in lifting patient into and out of emergency vehicle or stretcher. Set up I.V. solutions, monitor I.V. lines, apply EKG, etc.
Perform work related to this job description as required.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: (Note: The knowledge, skills, and abilities identified in this class specification represent those needed to perform the duties of this class. Additional knowledge, skills and abilities may be applicable for individual positions. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.)
Knowledge of County streets, hydrants, standpipes, sprinkler systems and buildings. Knowledge of basic pre-hospital care and the use of life sustaining practices and procedures. Knowledge of principles and functions of all firefighting equipment used in the department. Knowledge of department`s Standard Operation Procedures (S.O.P.), medical treatment protocols, and regulations. Knowledge and skill in driving and operating fire apparatus, ambulance and other emergency vehicles. Knowledge of advanced first aid and the use of the sustaining practices and procedures.
Ability to communicate with people calmly and efficiently. Ability to work as part of a team. Ability to understand and carry out oral and written instructions. Ability to operate and maintain ALS, BLS, fire, and telemetry equipment.
Physical strength and agility sufficient to handle medical and fire emergencies.
Knowledge of Martin County Emergency Medical Service BLS treatment protocols. Ability to perform Emergency Medical Technician Skills.
Must pass a licensed CPAT within the last twelve (12) months.
Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or possession of an acceptable equivalency diploma.
Must meet Florida State Fire Standard Council minimum requirements.
Additional qualifying education and/or experience which provide the necessary knowledge, skills and abilities may be substituted one for the other on a year for year basis.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS:
Must possess a valid Florida Driver`s License
Please include the following with your application:
1. Valid Florida State Firefighter Certificate of Compliance issued from the Division of State Fire Marshal
2. Valid State of Florida (Department of Health) EMT Certification or State of Florida (Department of Health) Paramedic Certification
3. Documentation of completion, within the prior 12 calendar months, of a current IAFF approved Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) only
4. Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC) Certificate ? proof of minimum 16 hour
5. Current BLS for Health Care Providers (CPR & AED card): For both Firefighter EMT and Paramedic
6. Advanced Cardiac Life Support Card (ACLS): For Paramedic applicants only
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Meet physical requirements as indicated for State certification.
Must endure sustained acts of physical exhaustion and endure periods of duty under unfavorable and life threatening situations.
Driving heavy vehicles and equipment.
Heavy (45 pounds and over) lifting and carrying.
Acceptable eyesight (with or without correction).
Acceptable hearing (with or without hearing aid).
Ability to communicate both orally and in writing.
Reaching, pulling, pushing, balancing, throwing.
Climbing (including ladders).
Walking, standing, crawling, kneeling, bending, stooping, jumping, running, smelling.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Hazardous conditions: flames, fire, chemicals, smoke, heat, gases, moving vehicles, falling structures and debris, electricity, poor ventilation, poor lighting and related hazardous situations.
Work is performed indoors and outdoors.