LONGWOOD FIRE DEPARTMENT
205 S. MILWEE ST.
LONGWOOD, FLORIDA 32750
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Updated: July 12, 2019
To apply for this position, you must access the following website:http://www.longwoodfl.org/151/Employment and complete the City of Longwood application.
Job Classification: Firefighter/EMT or Paramedic
The Longwood Fire Department is currently hiring and building an ongoing eligibility list. To be considered for this round of hiring, all testing must be completed by Tuesday August 13, 2019.
FireTEAM and a valid CPAT are required for this position.
The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: Starting pay $37,417.40 annually with additional compensation for Paramedic upon being cleared by our medical director to work independently as a paramedic.
Benefit Information: Employees may enjoy benefits including health, dental, AFLAC, life and disability insurance, legal services, sick and vacation pay, attractive pension/retirement benefits and more.
Department Overview: The City of Longwood Fire Department is a full service Fire Department responding to approximately 4,000 alarms per year. The Department offers advanced life support, medical transport, fire suppression, and fire safety training.
In addition to emergency scene operations, the Fire Department is proactively engaged in emergency management planning, the review of construction plans, on site code and standard compliance through fire and life safety inspections.
The Longwood Fire Department proudly holds an Insurance Service Office (I.S.O.) rating of two. The Department currently has a staff of 43 and operates out of two stations (15 & 17) strategically located throughout the City of Longwood to provide a maximum response in a minimum time frame.
Area Information: The City of Longwood is located in the heart of the State of Florida and just a short drive away from what is very likely one of the most visited tourist destinations in the world, the Orlando Metro Area. This area includes such world class theme park destinations as Walt Disney World, Universal Studios, SeaWorld and many more. The attractive beaches of the Atlantic Coast are under an hour away. There are at least 10 golf courses within 15 miles of the City. Natural lands and trails abound offering hiking, biking, camping, fishing and many other outdoor activities. This is just a taste of what the City of Longwood has to offer for visitors and residents alike.
US Citizen: Lawfully work in US
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: As required per NFPA 1582
Academy Certification: Yes
Necessary Certifications: Candidate must have graduated from high school or equivalency. Candidate must possess a class “E” driver’s License valid in the state of Florida with an acceptable driving record. Candidate must meet and maintain minimum qualifications for position as established by the department and or the State of Florida.
All candidates must have State of Florida certification in Firefighting II (or equivalent as issued by the Florida Division of the State Fire Marshal). Firefighter EMT candidates must have current cards in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Pre Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS). Candidate must have possession of Emergency Medical Technician certification valid in the State of Florida. Firefighter Paramedic candidates must have current cards in Cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pre hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) OR Basic Trauma Life Support (BTLS), and Pediatric Education for Pre hospital Professionals (PEPP) OR Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS); and a Paramedic certificate valid in the State of Florida. Candidate must have the ability to successfully complete the Seminole County Florida Medical Director’s testing on local EMS protocols within 9 months of date of hire. All candidates must have or be able to complete ICS 100, 200, 700 and 800 courses within six (6) months of hire. A valid CPAT obtained from National Testing Network within the last 12 months from the closing date.
General Statement of Job: Performs responsible protective service work in fire suppression and basic or advanced emergency medical services; does related work as required. Work is often performed under emergency conditions and frequently involves considerable personal hazard. Work is performed under regular supervision.
These are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position.