EMTs and Paramedics

Burney Fire Protection District   Burney, CA   Full-time     Law Enforcement / Security
Posted on October 12, 2021
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Burney Fire Protection District, a rural Fire District in Northern California is seeking a Full-Time Firefighter EMT/Medic.

Application period opens Monday, October 4, 2021; Closing is Monday, November 22, 2021 at 4:30 PM.(No later postmarks will be accepted)

The ideal candidate has a great deal of compassion for people, and enthusiasm for the profession of fire and emergency medical services. They remain calm and composed during emergency situations, are able to quickly and accurately assess patients’ medical conditions, and determine and implement the appropriate course of treatment.

Residency is a condition of employment for this position. The successful candidate will be required to live within the boundaries of the Burney Fire Protection District within six-months of hire.


The Burney Fire District is in northern California in Shasta County. The District provides fire and EMS (Ambulance) services to a 36 square mile area that includes the unincorporated areas of Burney and Johnson Park and surrounding rural areas. In addition, Burney Fire District is assigned an Ambulance Service Area which includes McArthur-Burney Falls State Park and portions of Lassen National Park. Burney Fire provides ambulance transport within an area of 1,700 square miles. There is currently one staffed station and one reserve station. Daily staffing consists of career and paid-per-call personnel. In the last two years, Burney Fire District responded to just over 1,000 calls for service annually, of which about 73% were medical related.


· We value having pride in the organization, and the service we provide.

· We value where we live and serve, and the stations and equipment we use.

· We value being an organization that is trusted by the community.

· We value integrity and honesty in our members.

· We value committing to excellence and reliability in everything we do.

· We value leadership, teamwork, innovation, respect, and tolerance.

· We value cooperation with our regional partners.

· We value the social good in what we do as an organization and as individuals.


The individual in this position will work 72-hours per workweek on a schedule determined by the District. This is a full-time “at will” benefited position. The individual’s primary duties will include responding to emergencies and non-emergency activities as directed by the Fire Chief or his/her designees. These duties include but not limited to tasks associated with firefighting, medical emergencies (Ambulance), rescues including confined space, auto extrication, hazardous materials incidents, and out of district assignments. Duties include but not limited to maintenance of the station, apparatus, and equipment. The incumbent may be required to be on-call for emergencies and non-emergency events as determined by the Fire Chief and his/her designees.


· Minimum age of 18

· Possession of high school diploma OR equivalent (provide documentation)

· Possession of a valid driver’s license and the ability to obtain a California Department of Motor Vehicles Class C License by the time of hire (provide documentation)

· Possession of a valid American Heart Association Health Care Provider OR Red Cross BLS/CPR for Healthcare Professionals Certification (provide documentation)

· Able to obtain California Firefighter I Certification, OR completion of a California State Fire Marshal accredited Fire Academy, OR two years of full-time paid experience as a Firefighter with a municipal department, OR five years of Paid Call or Volunteer fire experience (provide documentation)

· A valid EMT/AEMT license and be able to obtain an S-SV accreditation by the time of hire OR a valid Paramedic license and be able to obtain an S-SV accreditation by the time of hire.

· Must be current on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center (FCTC) Statewide Eligibility List (SEL) on 10/22/21. (For more information on how to be placed on the FCTC SEL, visit https://www.fctonline.org/find-a-job/fctc-statewide-list/)

· Cal-JAC CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test) Card must be dated between 11/22/20 and 11/22/21.

· A passing score on the FCTC Written Test must be dated between 11/22/20 and 11/22/21.

· To view upcoming Cal-JAC CPAT and FCTC Written Test dates, click here (https://www.fctonline.org/candidates/upcoming-test-schedule/)

· Candidates experiencing financial hardship may qualify for a grant to pay for their FCTC testing fees. (https://www.fctonline.org/grants/)