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Sarasota County Fire Department

Position Title: Firemedic

Position Type: Emergency Medical Technician - Basic

Closed date: 11/01/2014

Job Description


Updated: October 31, 2013

Classification: Firemedic (Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic)

Sarasota County Fire Department is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firemedic. Applicants must have valid FireTEAM and NTN CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN).

If you have been a Sarasota County volunteer for at least two years, please add this to the certifications section of the NTN application.

Salary: $37,140 - 45,152 starting depending on qualifications

Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, Long Term Disability Insurance, FMLA, Employee Assistance Program, Uniform Maintenance, Health Trust, FRS "Special Risk" Pension, Paid Sick and Vacation Leave.

Department Information:

Sarasota County Fire Department protects 412 square miles with a population of approximately 350,000. Fire and Emergency Medical Services (EMS) Operations operates 21 fire rescue stations and seven EMS only stations.

Sarasota County Fire Department employs over 500 Firefighter/EMT's of which 236 are Firefighter/Paramedics, and are supported by 60 volunteer firefighters. Our department responds to over 44,652 emergencies annually, of which, approximately 5,653 are fire related incidents.

Fire Operations operates:

  • 16 Basic Life Support (BLS) engines
  • 25 Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances
  • Six ALS engines
  • Three ladder trucks
  • One special operations vehicle
  • Three tankers
  • One fire boat
  • Other emergency support vehicles

Population: 325,000

Job Requirements

  • Age : 18
  • Education : High School Grad
  • Experience : Entry
  • Additional Requirement :

    US Citizen: Yes

    Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Valid Florida State Driver's License

    Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

    Vision: As required in NFPA 1582

    Academy Certification:

    • Certified State of Florida Firefighter
    • Certified State of Florida EMT

    Please direct all questions to National Testing Network Customer Support. Please do NOT call the department directly. Do NOT fill out the County application. Candidates moving onto the second hiring phase will be invited to fill out the County application at that time. Candidates will need to fill out the NTN application as part of the testing process.

Salary Information

Salary: $37,140 annual

Contact Information

Sarasota County Fire Department
Sarasota, Florida 

How To Apply

To apply and sign up for pre-employment testing (FireTEAM), go to www.nationaltestingnetwork.com and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the department requirements and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date for testing on the website calendar. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, “Like” National Testing Network on Facebook.

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