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Fire Rescue Technician

Emergency Medical Technician - Basic
Fauquier County Government - Warrenton, Virginia

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Job Description


Performs responsible protective service work providing fire suppression, emergency medical care and response to hazardous materials incidents; does related work as required. Much of the work is performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under regular supervision. Position is considered essential personnel.


Responding to emergency fire, medical related situations and hazardous materials incidents; providing entry, suppression and rescue services; maintaining equipment and facilities; continuing training and instruction.

? Responds to calls to provide emergency medical assistance and basic life support emergency medical care; rides on ambulances in response to emergency calls and in the transport of patients to or from a medical facility.

? Provides advanced life support care to critical ambulance patients in accordance with regional and local medical protocols and/or on-line medical control upon approval and direction of medical director and/or hospital-based physician/medical control physician.

? Responds to fire alarms; operates fire pumps; fights fires; performs rescues; lifts, carries, drags, lays, and connects hose lines and appliances; assists in loading and unloading ladders; performs salvage and overhaul operations; directs traffic and establishes safety zones.

? Responds to incidents involving hazardous materials; initiates requests for appropriate assistance; may provide emergency decontamination and/or treatment to contaminated victims.

? Performs physical fitness training; participates in a continuous training program to improve competence in firefighting, medical clinical work and in rescue vehicle service and operation.

? Inspects and tests fire apparatus and ambulances and their emergency equipment; maintains proper inventory of equipment and supplies for County EMS and fire units; cleans and sanitizes equipment; ensures that equipment is in proper and good working order; assists in cleaning and maintaining fire station and grounds.

? Completes and maintains accurate records, forms, and reports for various administrative, operational, and training activities.

? Performs pre-planning; makes on-site inspections of businesses and residences; performs data entry and formulates a pre-incident response plan.

? Educates the public in CPR and fire prevention.

? Performs related tasks as required.

Additional Information

This job posting is to create an eligibility pool for the next Fire & Rescue academy.Minimum EMT Requirement: Must possess at least an EMT-Basic certification. Average starting salary is $46,000PLUS, Advanced Life Support Incentives: 7.5% of base salary for Advanced 10% of base salary for Intermediate 12% of base salary for Paramedic

Job Requirements


General knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures as applied to fire suppression, principles and techniques of emergency medical care; ability to learn technical firefighting principles and techniques and principles of hydraulics as applied to fire suppression; some knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the County; ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with associates.


Any combination of education and experience equivalent to graduation from High School and some fire suppression and emergency medical experience.


This is medium work requiring the exertion of 50 pounds of force occasionally, up to 20 pounds of force frequently, and up to 10 pounds of force constantly to move objects, and some heavy work requiring the exertion of 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds of force frequently, and up to 20 pounds of force constantly to move objects; work requires climbing, balancing, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, grasping, feeling, and repetitive motions; vocal communication is required for conveying detailed or important instructions to others accurately, loudly, or quickly; hearing is required to receive detailed information through oral communications and/or to make fine distinctions in sound; visual acuity is required for depth perception, night vision, peripheral vision, preparing and analyzing written or computer data, operation of machines, operation of motor vehicles or equipment, determining the accuracy and thoroughness of work, and observing general surroundings and activities; the worker is subject to extreme heat, noise, vibration, hazards, atmospheric conditions, oils, and wearing a self-contained breathing apparatus. The worker may be exposed to blood borne pathogens and may be required to wear specialized personal protective equipment. Must have the ability to pass physical requirements following the NFPA 1582 standard.


Possession of an appropriate driver's license valid in the Commonwealth of Virginia. Possession of Firefighter II, HazMat Operations, EMT, EVOC I/II/III, Driver/Pump Operator and IS 100, 200, 700, and 800 certifications. Additionally, completion of the Fire & Rescue Recruit School and the Technician I manual. . Must meet and maintain minimum qualifications and certifications for position as established by the department.

Contact Informaton

Fauquier County Government
Warrenton, Virginia 20186
phone: (540) 422-8300

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