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Firefighter/EMT

CHARLOTTE COUNTY FIRE AND EMS
26571 AIRPORT ROAD
PUNTA GORDA, FLORIDA 33982
http://www.charlottecountyfl.com
Updated: March 01, 2015
Classification: Firefighter/EMT
The Charlotte County Fire and EMS is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT. Candidates will need both FireTEAM and NTN CPAT testing for this position. To be considered for this round of hiring, all testing through National Testing Network (NTN) must be completed by March 27, 2015.
Salary Information: $41,408.64 - $62,142.08
Benefit Information: Generous benefit package includes health insurance, paid holidays, sick/annual leave and participation in the Florida Retirement System.
Contact Information:
Jessica Hernandez-Parkman
Human Resources Coordinator
email removed
Department Information: Charlotte County Fire and EMS covers just less than 700 square miles from 16 stations. We are a combined Fire and Emergency Medical Service deploying 12 ALS Rescues and 13 Engines, 8 of these ALS. We are adding 2 Rescues to the fleet in October 2013.
Opportunities include Marine Operations, Special Operations (hazmat, confined space, high angle rescue, trench rescue and structural collapse), and ARFF (Airport Rescue Firefighting).
This is skilled firefighting work involving the protection of life and property through firefighting and rescue operations and emergency medical work utilizing the policies, procedures and treatment protocols of the Medical Director. Work may be performed under the supervision of a Paramedic but may require individual and team action of all medical requirements exclusive of those Paramedic duties as defined.
Population: As of 2012 162,981
Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
College: No, but 2 year degree preferred
Academy Certification:
State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician certification; current American Heart Association BLS Healthcare Provider, and Florida State Firefighter certification. Valid certification and maintenance of an approved 16 hour E.V.O.C.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
oA thorough knowledge and practical ability to perform the duties and medical practices as detailed in the EMT curriculum and the standards as set forth by the State of Florida.
oThorough knowledge of emergency medical practices, procedures, techniques and protocols.
oThorough understanding of the methods and principles of fire fighting, fire prevention, rescue and first aid techniques.
oKnowledge of all standards as set forth by the State of Florida in Florida Statutes, Chapter 401, and Florida Administrative Code 64J-1 relative to function.
oKnowledge of all Firefighter duty standards as set forth by N.F.P.A. 1001.
oAbility to make sound judgments concerning the proper use of emergency medical aid.
oAbility to effectively communicate with people and establish and maintain effective working relationships.
The department requires candidates to fill out the County application at agency.governmentjobs.com/charlottecountyfl/default.cfm.
Charlotte County Fire and EMS requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed or you may not be considered further in the process.
To schedule testing, go to http://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIREFIGHTER JOB. Select the department and read over all the requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled on the website by clicking on the CPAT link on the main page and following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.

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