ISLAMORADA FIRE DEPARTMENT
86800 OVERSEAS HWY
ISLAMORADA, FLORIDA 33036
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Updated: February 11, 2022
Position Title: Firefighter/ EMT and Firefighter/ Paramedic
Islamorada Fire Department is currently building an eligibility list for Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/ Paramedic. All applicants must complete the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network and have a completed physical ability test within the last 6 months.
*If you have previously applied with Islamorada Fire Department within the year please contact Chief Jason Lyman with your name & date you tested at Jason.email@example.com*
Salary Information:Firefighter/ Paramedic: $45,052.80 Firefighter/ EMT: $42,906.24additional potential pay:Incentive based pay (up to $12,000 a year),Overtime, Training
Benefit Information: Crew benefits include:- 3.5% annual increase- Health insurance- FRS retirement- 140hrs sick time annually- 115hrs of vacation time annually- Holiday and Comp pay- Available Deferred comp/457- Tuition reimbursement
Candidate Contact PersonDeb NaiserAdministrative Assistant305-664-6490Fire.firstname.lastname@example.org
The men and women of Islamorada Fire Rescue (IFR) serve within a progressive fire department that is focused on delivering unrivaled service to those in need. We foster a fraternal atmosphere prioritizing crew expertise within fire and EMS as well as achieving the personal growth goals of our members. We accomplish this by maintaining an aggressive training regimen and supporting education at all levels. Through our dedication to our craft, and by utilizing cutting edge technology, we are able to deliver patient care far above and beyond the industry standard.
Our career staff is supported by a dedicated group of volunteers who assist in all areas of the Department. Together, we make up our Benevolent Association whose mission is to assist all members in their time of need.
Current staffing includes 41 full time Fire/EMS staff, with 12 on duty each shift, providing Emergency Medical Service, Rescue and Fire Suppression, working a 24/48-hour shift. We respond from three stations, 19, 20 and 21, located throughout our stretch of the Florida Keys. Each station houses an Engine and a Rescue, with a centrally located Ladder truck. Recent years have allowed for significant staffing increases and department growth. Our crew levels are stable, and turnover is minimal, with most openings occurring from retirements or adding new positions.
IFR candidates are not simply hired into a position. They must earn it by completing our rigorous on-boarding academy. Should you be invited to attend our academy, you are encouraged to prepare yourself immediately. Our training is unlike the Minimum Standards training that you have completed. It is extremely physically and mentally demanding and will push the limits of every recruit’s ability. Full time positions will be awarded based upon your performance throughout your training. All recruits will receive daily evaluations focused on knowledge, effort, achievement, and teamwork. Your training will be 4-5 weeks in duration(depending upon scheduling conflicts/holidays) and recruits will be compensated at the Reserve Firefighter rate of pay for their certification level (EMT or Paramedic). The top recruits will be offered full time employment. Remaining recruits will be offered Reserve Firefighter positions where you will have an opportunity to continue your development and work with a wide cross section of our crew. Reserve Firefighters will have a minimum number of shifts that they must work per month. While the Reserve positions do not receive the same benefits package and fixed schedule as a full-time position, they are compensated at a higher hourly rate of pay, and frequently are offered more days of work than our full-time firefighters. Future full-time openings will be offered to eligible Reserve Firefighters before being advertised outside the Department.
If you feel you are up to the challenge of becoming one of our brothers or sisters, please submit all of the documents requested. If you make the initial cut, we will contact you to schedule an in-person evaluation.
City/ County/ Area Information:Islamorada, Village of Islands is located in the beautiful Florida Keys. The district boundaries are from approximately Mile Marker (MM) 90 to MM 72.
Islamorada is a tourism-oriented community an hour south of Miami consisting of four main islands spanning 18 linear miles with a land area of approximately 3,900 acres.
Known as the Sport Fishing Capital of the World, Islamorada is a popular vacation destination enjoyed for its up-scale small-town atmosphere, scenic bay and ocean views, sunshine, boating, fishing, locally owned restaurants, quaint shops and galleries.
Population: 7100 permanent, 12,000 seasonal
Citizenship Required: No – but must be able to legally work in the US
High School Grad/GED: As required for National and/or State Fire and EMS Certifications
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must pass NFPA 1582 physical exam
Prior Experience: Preferred but not required
Physical: Must pass and submit an NFPA 1582 compliant physical examination
Additional Requirements: Must pass a comprehensive background and drivers licenses record check. Must be tobacco free for one-year preceding appointment and throughout employment (affidavit required).
Disqualifiers: Criminal History, Poor Driving History, Dishonorable Discharge.
EOE & Preference Points: Veterans Preference, Internal Candidate Preference, Local Resident Preference