LONGBOAT KEY FIRE RESCUE
5490 GULF OF MEXICO DRIVE
LONGBOAT KEY, FLORIDA 34228
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Updated: June 06, 2022
Longboat Key Fire Rescue is accepting applications for a Full-Time Firefighter/Paramedics. This job posting will be open until filled. Applicants must have FireTEAM Testing and NTN issued CPAT. A Town of Longboat Key employment application must be completed and submitted to be eligible for an interview.
Responding to approximately 1,900 calls for service annually, Longboat Key Fire Rescue is a small progressive Fire/EMS ALS-Transport department with 38 employees, located on a barrier island in Southwest Florida. Two fire stations protect 4.26 square miles of land and an additional 17 square miles of surrounding water areas. Personnel work the following: shift duty comprised of 24-hour on/48-hour off. Each shift includes a Shift Commander, 2 Lieutenants and 8 Firefighter/Paramedics.
Longboat Key is a barrier island community located on Florida's west coast. The northern portion of Longboat Key is in Manatee County and the southern portion is in Sarasota County. Our neighboring inland communities are Bradenton and Sarasota Florida. The island is surrounded by the Gulf of Mexico on the west and Sarasota Bay on the east. The area is popular among retirees and is also a popular resort and second home community. We serve a population of 8,000 permanent residents and 20,000 during peak, tourist season.
Competitive Benefits include:
To be considered for employment as a Firefighter/Paramedic with the Town of Longboat Key, please follow these steps:
Licenses and Certifications Required
Essential Functions: Under the direction of the Fire Chief and the supervision of the Station Officer, responsible for the protection of life and property through the combating, extinguishing, and preventing of fires.
This is skilled, specialized work of varied difficulty in preventing, suppressing and extinguishing fires; performing rescue and emergency medical services and/or performing special assignment duties in support of fire-rescue operations.