BELLEFONTAINE FIRE DEPARTMENT
201 W SANDUSKY AVE
BELLEFONTAINE, OHIO 43311
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Updated: June 03, 2022
Position Title: Firefighter/Paramedic
The Bellefontaine Fire Department is continuously recruiting for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic. Candidates are required to complete FireTEAM exam. Candidates are required to complete NTN's FireTEAM exam, Personal History Questionnaire and PSSA to be considered for the role.
Salary Information: $48,805 annually
Department ContactAndy Fissel, Fire Chief
Department Overview: We provide employees with multiple chances to further their personal and fire service-related education. We pay for all required education and provide educational assistance for classes that are not required.
City Information: Northwest of Columbus, Oh. Bellefontaine is the seat of Logan County. We are balanced between, agricultural and industrial areas. Indian Lake State Park 15 minutes away.
Age: 18-41 YOA
Citizenship Required: REQUIRED
High School Grad/GED: REQUIRED
Valid OHIO Driver's License: REQUIRED
Ability to Read/Speak English: REQUIRED
College: NOT REQUIRED
Academy Certification: NOT REQUIRED
Prior Experience: NOT REQUIRED
Necessary Certifications: No certifications are required to apply. If hired, employees are required to achieve FF II within one year of hire date. Paramedic Certification is required within 42 months of hire date. FF II and paramedic certifications are required to be maintained throughout the remainder of career.
Additional Requirements: Additional certifications and training as determined by department Chief.
Within 1 year of hire date, candidates must reside within the State of Ohio and within a 60-mile radius of:
Bellefontaine Fire Department
201 W. Sandusky Ave.
Bellefontaine, Oh 43311
Hiring Process: Applicants will be required to take NTN-FireTEAM test. Candidates who pass the FireTEAM will move on to the physical agility test. CPAT, Firefighter Mile or a locally offered physical agility test will be required to move to the next step. Candidates who pass the physical agility portion will have the opportunity to move on to an oral interview. Candidates who pass the oral interview will then be placed on an eligibility list for possible hire.
Job Description: The Firefighter/Paramedic responds to emergency calls and assists with the control and suppression of fires; makes openings in buildings for ventilation and entrance; cuts holes in roofs and floors when necessary; lays hose and operates pumping engines to ensure proper pressure; rescues persons trapped in burning buildings; participates in salvage work; operates engines, trucks, and other equipment.
The Firefighter/Paramedic responds to calls for emergency medical treatment and provides any and all services which the employee is legally permitted to perform; operates rescue squad vehicle to respond to emergency medical situations.
The Firefighter/Paramedic responds to other types of emergency rescue or emergency assistance situations (hazardous material spills, confined space, trench rescues, etc.).
The Firefighter/Paramedic maintains departmental tools and equipment; assists with maintaining the cleanliness and orderliness of the fire station (sweeps floors, washes windows, cuts grass, shovels snow, paints, etc.); assists with departmental vehicle maintenance; cleans up and restores or replenishes equipment after returning from emergency calls.
The Firefighter/Paramedic participates in training drills and studies materials in order to enhance skills and improve response readiness; performs a variety of other assignments to assist with the efficient operation of the department (may assist with the instruction of others, checks fire hydrants for operations and condition, conducts public tours of the fire station, may make presentations to service groups and clubs, helps inventory supplies and equipment, prepare meals for shift, etc.).
Typical Tasks: (continued)
The Firefighter/Paramedic maintains required licensure and certification; demonstrates regular and predictable attendance; meets all job safety requirements and all applicable OSHA safety standards that pertain to essential functions; performs any and all other related duties as assigned or directed in order to promote, further, and ensure the effective and efficient operation of the City of Bellefontaine.
Work Schedule: 24-hour shifts, followed by 48 hours off. In a continuous schedule. Firefighters work 112 hours/ pay period (2 weeks) and 2,912 hours/ year. Employees receive annual vacation, holiday leave, personal and sick time.
Disqualifiers: Inability to be certified by the State of Ohio as a firefighter and/or paramedic
Poor driving record
Failing any portion of the testing process
Incomplete employment history