VILLAGES PUBLIC SAFETY DEPARTMENT
3035 MORSE BOULEVARD
THE VILLAGES, FLORIDA 32163
Updated: October 02, 2013
Closing Date Extended
Villages Public Safety Department is currently hiring for Firefighter/Paramedic. All testing must be completed by October 30, 2013 to be considered for this round of hiring. National Testing Network (NTN) FireTEAM and a valid CPAT are required for this position.
Salary Information: $42,653.14
Established in 1999, The Villages Public Safety Department (VPSD) is an internationally accredited fire department that challenges the norms and standards within the emergency services community. In our short fourteen year history, we have grown from one fire station with nine firefighters and one fire chief to seven fire stations with eighty-one operations personnel and twelve administrative staff.
Villages Public Safety Department protects 36 square miles with a population of approximately 100,000. Our department responds to over 14,000 requests for service annually, with the call types mirroring most fire departments in the United States:
Service Call/Good Intent 30%
False Alarm/False Call 4%
Fire/Hazardous Condition 2%
The mission of the department goes far beyond simply responding to instances of 911 calls for help.
VPSD is centered on the concept of customer service, decidedly focused on preventing emergencies from occurring. Connection and interaction with the citizens of the community is at the heart of this effort. We provide in-home smoke detector checks and face-to-face follow-up visits with residents who have called for EMS. Training thousands of citizens in CPR and establishing scores of public access AED sites play an integral role in maintaining an exceptional 44% out of hospital cardiac arrest survival rate. The Villages Public Safety Department is unlike any other fire department in the world. We will never select a program or option because it is “traditional”, without first evaluating its worth to the team and community where we find “Honor in Service.”
The Villages is the largest single-site planned retirement community in the United States (at least 80% age 55 and over), spanning over 26,000 acres in three adjoining counties in Central Florida. An hour north of Orlando, The Villages is planned to be home to 2.7 million square feet of commercial buildings and retail tenants. “A” rated charter high school, middle school, and elementary school are provided services by VPSD and the children of VPSD personnel may attend these schools.
The Villages is currently home to approximately 100,000 residents with a projected build out of more than 109,444 by 2017. Over 15,000 people work in The Villages, or for businesses in the thriving community, which has its own newspaper, radio station and television station. Residents living in The Villages have an average income that is almost double the U.S. average and are dedicated to supporting business and community growth.
Population: Approximately 100,000