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F/T Fire Fighter Medic – Orange County, Virginia

Orange County Fire and EMS Department is accepting applications for Full-time Fire Fighter Emergency Medical Technician.

Duties include but are not limited to:
Responds to life safety emergencies including fire, HazMat and EMS.

  • Follows lead and direction of Paramedic and participates in patient care activities.
  • Examines patients, provides care and reports findings to Staff at receiving facility.
  • Operates various types of emergency response vehicles.
  • Inspects apparatus daily; performs maintenance on specialized apparatus and equipment for firefighting, and basic and advanced life support.
  • Performs community service including but not limited to fire safety and prevention seminars.
  • Attends training session for both Fire and EMS, as required.
  • Maintains relationship with staff, volunteers, law enforcement, hospital staff and citizens.
  • Transports patients to medical facilities.
  • Performs full range of fire suppression duties; assists in performing high angle, trench, confined space and water rescues; assists in performing rescues from hazardous situations.
  • Cleans and maintains station, apparatus and equipment daily.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

General Requirements

Thorough knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression; thorough knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures; general knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the County; general knowledge of hazardous materials and accident extrication principles and techniques; thorough knowledge of both advance life support and basic life support principles and techniques; ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; ability to work at heights and in confined spaces; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to compile written and electronic reports;possession of physical endurance and agility; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates, volunteers and the general public.

Required Certifications (FF/ Medic)

Current VA EMT-I or P certification, CPR, EVOC III, Firefighter I, Firefighter II preferred Haz-Mat Awareness or Operations, Haz-Mat Operations preferred. Current PALS and ACLS certification. Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Vehicle extrication preferred.

Salary:  $48,882.00 - $63,546.00 (28 day pay cycle)

Application packets may be obtained in the County Administration Office located at 112 West Main Street, Orange, VA  22960; or by calling (540) 672-3313.  County applications may also be downloaded from the County website:   orangecountyva.gov.  The first review of applications will be August 1, 2014.  The position is open until filled.  EEO

Copies of all required certifications and a certified copy of the applicants driving record must be submitted with the application.   Applications received without required copies will not be considered.

To apply and/or receive more detailed information, please click on: County of Orange Full Time Fire Fighter Medic