• Firefighter/EMT

    Job Location US-LA-Lake Charles
    Posted Date 2 years ago(12/19/2016 2:40 PM)
    # of Openings
    Position Type
    Regular Full-Time
    FLSA Status
    Featured Job
  • About Us


    From coast to coast, Rural/Metro employees are tied together by their overwhelming desire to help others. Every day and every call for our team of highly-trained professionals is different than the one before.

    At Rural/Metro, we celebrate the successes of our team members, and doing the right thing for those we serve.

    Rural/Metro is a leader in private ambulance and fire protection services in 21 states and more than 700 communities nationwide. Rural/Metro has provided high-quality patient care, met and exceeded the expectations of the communities we serve, and invested in the success of our employees since 1948.


    Position Summary


    Firefighter/EMT’s under general supervision perform fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material incident response and emergency rescue and medical assistance duties to protect life and property; performs related responsibilities as required.


    Customer Service

    • Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections
    • Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.
    • Work involves serving the public.
    • Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers.
    • Work requires interaction with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.

    Fire Suppression

    • Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.
    • Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft and Wildland fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.
    • Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.
    • Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene.

    Emergency Medical Services

    • Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations.
    • Provides emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle.
    • Transfers patients to medical facilities.
    • Treat patients in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.
    • Provide written reports detailing patient care.


    • Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
    • Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.


    • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
    • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain.


    • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training.


    • State issued, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials-Operations
    • If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard or FAA Airport Firefighter certification. 
    • State issued or National Registered EMT-B
    • Current CPR/AED certification.
    • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying. 
    • Able to work any assigned shift, including nights, holidays and weekends. 
    • Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis.
    • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for hiring placement or promotion.

    Educational Requirements

    • High School diploma or GED required.

    Closing Statement

    Rural/Metro Corporation is proud to be an affirmative action / equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration without regard to race, creed, gender, marital status, sexual orientation, citizenship status, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.  


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