Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department is Looking for Paramedics

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JOB ANNOUNCEMENT
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FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC
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๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก, ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—๐—ข๐—• ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../firefighter-medic...
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๐—ข๐—ป๐—ฒ ๐—ผ๐—ณ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—บ๐—ผ๐˜€๐˜ ๐——๐˜†๐—ป๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ถ๐—ฐ ๐—–๐—ผ๐˜‚๐—ป๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐—ก๐—ฎ๐˜๐—ถ๐—ผ๐—ป
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๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ/๐— ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ (๐—™๐—ถ๐—ฟ๐—ฒ๐—ณ๐—ถ๐—ด๐—ต๐˜๐—ฒ๐—ฟ/๐—ฃ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฎ๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ฑ๐—ถ๐—ฐ)
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Fairfax County is a diverse urban county with over 1.1 million residents which boasts a nationally recognized school system, safe neighborhoods, extensive parklands, and bustling town centers. This urban county has a history of stable political leadership, effective citizen engagement and outstanding service delivery. The Fairfax County Fire and Rescue Department (FRD) is dedicated to being the best community-focused fire and rescue department ensuring a safe and secure environment.
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๐—”๐—ฏ๐—ผ๐˜‚๐˜ ๐˜๐—ต๐—ฒ ๐——๐—ฒ๐—ฝ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐˜๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜
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The FRD received a Class 1 rating from the Insurance Services Office (ISO) in 2014, and was Accredited through the Commission on Fire Accreditation International (CFAI) in 2018. The FRD is a premier all-hazards fire and rescue department providing basic and advanced life support (ALS) emergency medical care, fire suppression, technical rescue, hazardous materials, water rescue, life safety education, fire prevention, and arson investigation services. Approximately 1,400 highly-trained uniformed personnel work in 38 strategically placed fire and rescue stations. The FRD operates via three 24-hour rotating shifts. The FRD includes 38 ALS engines, 14 ALS trucks/towers, 8 ALS rescue squads, 5 tankers, a hazardous materials unit, a hazardous materials support unit, and 42 medic units. Several types of apparatus, such as brush trucks, boats, and support vehicles supplement the needs of the FRD. Additionally, the FRD is home to VATF-1, one of two internationally deployable Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) Teams in the United States.
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๐——๐˜‚๐˜๐—ถ๐—ฒ๐˜€ ๐—ถ๐—ป๐—ฐ๐—น๐˜‚๐—ฑ๐—ฒ:
โžคConducts patient assessment (e.g., evaluates the respiratory, cardiovascular, and central nervous systems).
โžคProvides basic and advanced emergency medical care to stabilize the condition Firefighter/Medic (Firefighter/Paramedic) description imageof the critically ill or injured prior to transport to a medical facility.
โžคConfers with the supervising physician or hospital via radio or telephone, providing the patient's medical history and condition.
โžคAdministers medication via intravenous, subcutaneous, intramuscular, intraosseous, or sublingual routes.
โžคAdministers advanced emergency medical procedures (e.g., inserting airways, interpreting and treating cardiac arrhythmias, performing defibrillation, electronic pacing).
โžคParticipates in multi-disciplinary cutting-edge training to prepare for tasks such as tactical emergency casualty care (TECC) and Field-โžคAvailable Component Transfusion Response (FACT*R).
โžคResponds to emergency calls to protect life and property.
โžคCombats, extinguishes, and prevents fires.
โžคParticipates in rescue extrication operations and provides emergency medical care to the sick and injured.
Drives emergency apparatus, including, but not limited to transport units, engines, trucks, rescue squads, and tankers.
โžคPerforms related work as required under direct supervision.
โžคParticipate in Community Risk Reduction and Community Outreach activities.
โžคWork as part of a team and embody the department's Core Values (Download PDF reader).
Note: Following the successful completion of the FRD recruit training, incumbents will serve a 12-month probationary period. During their probationary period, they shall complete an ALS internship to become FRD-authorized ALS providers. The FRD also provides continuing education to personnel with paramedic certification during and following the probationary period. Following successful completion of ALS internship, paramedics are eligible for ALS incentive pay ($5,684) and additional ALS riding pay of $2-3/hour depending on the apparatus assigned.
If unsuccessful in completing the ALS internship, candidates will be moved to a firefighter position and their pay will be reduced by two steps.
To get to know us better, visit the Fire and Rescue Department's website, https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire-ems/recruitment/
and follow us on:
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https://www.facebook.com/fairfaxcountyfirerescue/
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๐—˜๐—บ๐—ฝ๐—น๐—ผ๐˜†๐—บ๐—ฒ๐—ป๐˜ ๐—ฆ๐˜๐—ฎ๐—ป๐—ฑ๐—ฎ๐—ฟ๐—ฑ๐˜€
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๐— ๐—œ๐—ก๐—œ๐— ๐—จ๐—  ๐—ค๐—จ๐—”๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก๐—ฆ:
Any combination of education, experience, and training equivalent to the following:
Any combination, experience, and training equivalent: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/.../equivalencies-education...
โžคHigh school graduation or possession of a GED issued by a state department of education.
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๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—–๐—˜๐—ก๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—”๐—ก๐—— ๐—–๐—˜๐—ฅ๐—ง๐—œ๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—ง๐—˜๐—ฆ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐——:
Possession of a valid motor vehicle driver's license and Certified as a Virginia Office of Emergency Medical Services EMT-P at the time of application, and at all times during employment in the uniformed service. Following successful completion of Fire and Rescue recruit training:
โžคCertification as a Hazardous Materials First Responder in accordance with Fairfax County training standards;
โžคCertification in the Emergency Vehicle Operations Course (EVOC);
โžคCertification in cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and automatic electronic
defibrillation (AED);
โžคCertification as a full Advanced Life Support provider in Fairfax County
and in full accordance with all current County training standards;
โžคCertification in Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS);
โžคCertification in International Trauma Life Support (ITLS);
โžคCertification in Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS);
โžคCertification in Basic Trauma Life Support;
โžคSuccessful Completion of Incident Command System (ICS) 100;
โžคSuccessful Completion of Incident Command System (ICS) 700;
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๐—ก๐—˜๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ๐—”๐—ฅ๐—ฌ ๐—ฆ๐—ฃ๐—˜๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ::
โžคRegardless of area of assignment, all uniformed fire and rescue personnel that are medically qualified for field duties as a firefighter must maintain a level of fitness sufficient to enable them to participate in fire suppression and rescue activities when the need arises, as demonstrated by successful completion of the Fitness Measurement and Assessment Program (unless granted light duty due to illness or injury).
โžคMust successfully complete a criminal background investigation, a polygraph examination, and a physical ability test prior to appointment;
โžคMust be 18 years old at the time of application;
โžคMust be tobacco-free and nicotine-free at the time of appointment, and be willing to sign a Conditions of Employment Agreement to not use tobacco or tobacco products on- or off-duty;
โžคPersonnel must maintain a Class "A" medical rating in the assigned medical group prior to starting work. For Class "B" and "C" medical ratings, accommodations will be considered on a case-by-case basis. A Class "D" medical rating will not be considered.
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๐—ฃ๐—›๐—ฌ๐—ฆ๐—œ๐—–๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐—ค๐—จ๐—œ๐—ฅ๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง๐—ฆ:
All duties are performed with or without reasonable accommodation. The employee must be able to:
โžคReach above shoulder
โžคWork with body, bend over at the waist, kneel, crawl, climb stairs & ladders,
โžคWork with arms extended, work with arms above shoulder level, stand, sit, push, and stoop.
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๐—ฆ๐—˜๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—–๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก ๐—ฃ๐—ฅ๐—ข๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ:
Successfully pass the following evaluation steps:
โžคApplication review
โžคPersonal history statement and documents review
โžคWritten exam
โžคCandidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) Preparation
โžคCPAT exam
โžคPolygraph evaluation
โžคMedical examination
โžคPsychological profile evaluation
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๐˜๐˜ข๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ง๐˜ข๐˜น ๐˜Š๐˜ฐ๐˜ถ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜บ ๐˜Ž๐˜ฐ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฎ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ฃ๐˜ข๐˜ด๐˜ช๐˜ด ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ค๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ, ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜จ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜น, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜จ๐˜ฏ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ค๐˜บ, ๐˜ค๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ค๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ๐˜ด, ๐˜ข๐˜จ๐˜ฆ, ๐˜ฎ๐˜ข๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด, ๐˜ฅ๐˜ช๐˜ด๐˜ข๐˜ฃ๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜น๐˜ถ๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ ๐˜ช๐˜ฅ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜บ, ๐˜จ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ด, ๐˜ฑ๐˜ฐ๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ค๐˜ข๐˜ญ ๐˜ข๐˜ง๐˜ง๐˜ช๐˜ญ๐˜ช๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ ๐˜ด๐˜ต๐˜ข๐˜ต๐˜ถ๐˜ด ๐˜ข๐˜ด ๐˜ข ๐˜ท๐˜ฆ๐˜ต๐˜ฆ๐˜ณ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ ๐˜ต๐˜ฉ๐˜ฆ ๐˜ณ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ณ๐˜ถ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ฎ๐˜ฆ๐˜ฏ๐˜ต, ๐˜ด๐˜ฆ๐˜ญ๐˜ฆ๐˜ค๐˜ต๐˜ช๐˜ฐ๐˜ฏ, ๐˜ข๐˜ฏ๐˜ฅ ๐˜ฉ๐˜ช๐˜ณ๐˜ช๐˜ฏ๐˜จ ๐˜ฐ๐˜ง ๐˜ช๐˜ต๐˜ด ๐˜ธ๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ฌ๐˜ง๐˜ฐ๐˜ณ๐˜ค๐˜ฆ.
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Reasonable accommodations are available to persons with disabilities during application and/or interview processes per the Americans with Disabilities Act. Contact 703-324-4900 for assistance. TTY 703-222-7314. EEO/AA/TTY.
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๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ ๐—–๐—ข๐— ๐—ฃ๐—Ÿ๐—˜๐—ง๐—˜ ๐—œ๐—ก๐—™๐—ข๐—ฅ๐— ๐—”๐—ง๐—œ๐—ข๐—ก, ๐—จ๐—ฆ๐—˜ ๐—ง๐—›๐—œ๐—ฆ ๐—Ÿ๐—œ๐—ก๐—ž ๐—ง๐—ข ๐—”๐—–๐—–๐—˜๐—ฆ๐—ฆ ๐—ง๐—›๐—˜ ๐—ข๐—™๐—™๐—œ๐—–๐—œ๐—”๐—Ÿ ๐—๐—ข๐—• ๐—”๐—ก๐—ก๐—ข๐—จ๐—ก๐—–๐—˜๐— ๐—˜๐—ก๐—ง: https://www.governmentjobs.com/.../firefighter-medic...
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