SEMINOLE COUNTY FIRE DEPARTMENT
150 ESLINGER WAY
SANFORD, FLORIDA 32773
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Updated: July 05, 2022
Classification: Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic
Seminole County Fire Department is currently conducting a hiring process for Firefighter/EMT & Firefighter/Paramedic. Job posting opens July 4, 2022 and closes August 15, 2022. County applications will be accepted only during open job posting and must be submitted online by visiting the Seminole County Human Resources website (linked below). After the closing date, the Department will email applicants regarding the next phase of the selection process.Applicants must complete the FireTEAM test and pass the NTN CPAT within a year (365 days) prior to the closing date on any job posting.
$44,500 Annually EMT$53,993 Annually Paramedic
Benefit Information: Health Insurance, Life Insurance, Long-Term Disability, Florida Retirement, Sick Leave, Vacation Leave, Eleven Paid Holidays, Employee Assistance Program, Optional Deferred Compensation Program
Candidate Contact: Human Resources Department (407) 665-7944 firstname.lastname@example.orgDepartment Overview:Since its creation in 1974, Seminole County Fire Department has grown to over 400 personnel. The Department is divided into three shifts and spread across four geographical response areas, each under the command of a Battalion Chief. Each battalion includes four to six fire stations, totaling 20 fire stations throughout the county. This Department is one of just 19 CAAS-accredited agencies in the state of Florida, only nine of which are fire departments.
The Seminole County Fire Department was awarded the ISO Class 1 rating by the Insurance Services Office (ISO) for its protection of the unincorporated areas of Seminole County, along with the cities of Altamonte Springs, Casselberry and Winter Springs that the County also serves under contracts. The ISO Class 1 rating is the highest rating given to a fire department regarding its ability to effectively respond to and prevent fires and applies to properties within five (5) road miles of a fire station. This means 99% of all the properties within the Seminole County Fire District receive this enhanced rating.
Seminole County hosts a number of special teams, e.g., Special Hazards and Operations Team, Bike Team, Burn Team, Dive Team, Urban Search and Rescue, etc. Great emphasis is placed on training, evidenced by the opening of the Seminole County Fire/EMS Training Center in 2008, a 44,000 square foot facility situated on nineteen acres. The Training Center boasts various training props utilized during ongoing classes, including a five and a half story training tower erected in the fall of 2009, a pressurized rail car acquired in spring of 2010, an EMS/Sim-Man Lab built in 2014, multiple Fire Simulator props added during 2014-2015, a Forcible Entry training prop purchased in 2016, and a Burn Building erected in 2020. Training programs include fire, special hazards, and emergency medical services training. City/County/Area Information:Just minutes from Central Florida’s theme parks, Seminole County gives you some of Florida’s best natural attractions. From miles of scenic rivers to acres of beautiful parks and nature preserves, you’ll find Seminole County provides endless recreation in a less crowded, more relaxing environment. You’ll also discover charming historic villages, fabulous shopping and dining, and excellent golf courses. Yet you’ll still be close to the rest of the region’s exciting offerings. And access is a breeze, whether you fly into the hassle-free Orlando Sanford International Airport or arrive by car on Interstate 4. Enjoy easy access to everything you love about Central Florida, from Orlando’s top attractions to dazzling Atlantic beaches.
Age: 18 Years of Age
Citizenship Required: Lawfully work in the U.S.
High School Grad/GED: High School diploma or G.E.D
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Must Have a Valid Florida Driver License
Ability to Read/Speak English: Must be able to read and speak the English Language.
Vision: Vision requirements follow the guidelines as outlined in NFPA 1582.
Firefighter Certificate of Compliance (issued by Florida State Fire Marshal)
State of Florida EMT or Paramedic License
Emergency Vehicle Operators Course (EVOC)
Schooling Post Hiring:
Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) for paramedics
BLS for Healthcare Provider (CPR)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) for paramedics
Prehospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS)
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers
A criminal history background investigation is conducted prior to hire, following Florida Statute 112.011 regarding felony convictions.
A poor driving record will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Drug Use Disqualifiers
Seminole County is a drug-free work place. A pre-employment drug screen is conducted prior to hire.
A poor employment history will classify a candidate as undesirable; however, it will not necessarily remove a candidate from consideration.
Tobacco Use Disqualifiers: The applicant must have abstained from the use of tobacco products for twelve months prior to application and may not use tobacco products during employment.