Chicago Fire Dept. - Chicago, Illinois

Application Deadline:

Job Description


ATTENTION APPLICANTS: The Eligibility List from the 2015 Paramedic posting will no longer be utilized to fill open positions. Applicants, who have previously applied for this title, MUST apply again to this posting in order to be considered.

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SALARY: $4,962.00 monthly.

DUTIES: Under general supervision, a Paramedic responds to calls for emergency medical assistance to provide pre-hospital emergency medical care. Treats sick and injured persons at fire and emergency scenes by assessing the nature and extent of illness or injury and following established protocols. Uses medical equipment and applies paramedical protocols to administer injections of medications and drugs, monitor cardiac patients and perform other required medical procedures. Prepares patients for transport to hospital facilities, placing them on a stretcher or other conveyance devices, lifting and carrying patients as required.

Prepares patient care reports and other documents as required. Inspects and ensures that medical, electronic and communications equipment on an ambulance are in proper operating condition. Inspects the operational condition of ambulance and related apparatus and performs routine operator maintenance checks of ambulances. Inventories supplies on ambulance, inspects the condition and quality, and restocks supplies following each run or as required. Ensures safe operation while driving the ambulance and other vehicles to and from emergency scenes and hospitals. May participate in public education safety programs to educate the public concerning fire prevention and safety programs.

Attends training classes and participates in company drills relating to paramedic protocols, hazardous materials awareness and operations, extrication and related Emergency Medical Service (EMS) operations. Performs general maintenance and cleaning of Fire Department equipment and general housekeeping of firehouse facilities. Strictly employs universal precautions, proper barrier devices and routine hand washing in the prevention of disease transmission. Performs related duties as required.

Additional Information

HIRING PROCESS: Applicants who meet the minimum qualifications and attach appropriate required documentation to their application will be placed on a referral list in lottery order. As vacancies become available, applicants will be referred in lottery order to the Chicago Fire Department. Candidates must pass a background investigation, drug screen, medical examination, physical performance test and other pre-employment procedures as determined by the Chicago Fire Department.

FIRE ACADEMY: Paramedic candidates must successfully complete all requirements of the Fire Academy


APPLICATION PERIOD: Friday, April 26, 2019 at 1:00 PM (13:00) Central Daylight Time (CDT) through Friday, June 28, 2019 at 11:59PM (23:59) Central Daylight Time (CDT).

NOTE: All applications must be completed online. All communication sent to applicants regarding the application status will be sent via e-mail to the e-mail account entered on the application.

Contact Informaton

Mary Sheridan

Chicago Fire Dept.
Chicago, Illinois
phone: (312) 744-4976

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