BELLA VISTA FIRE DEPARTMENT
103 TOWN CENTER
BELLA VISTA, ARKANSAS 72714
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Updated: April 10, 2020
Job Classification: Firefighter / EMT & Firefighter Paramedic (Entry Level)
The Bella Vista Fire Department is building an ongoing eligibility list for Firefighter / EMT & Firefighter Paramedic (Entry Level)! Candidates are required to submit a department application, located here, as well as submitting FireTEAM test scores through National Testing Network.
Bella Vista Fire Department requires the candidate PHQ as well. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed or you may not be considered further in the process.
Salary Information: Firefighter / EMT: $35,600 annuallyFirefighter / Paramedic: $44,200 annually
Benefit Information: Health, Dental, Vision, LOPFI retirement, Vacation and Sick Leave, Uniforms supplied by department, Optional supplemental insurance (health and Life) policies available, Holiday pay, Life insurance paid by city. A benefit summary can be found here.
Candidate Contact: Captain Brandon Earley479firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview: Fire Chief Steve Sims and Deputy Fire Chief Bryan Wolfgang command a staff of Division Chief of Training, Fire Inspector, three administrative personnel and 57 firefighters who also serve as medical personnel — either licensed EMTs or paramedics. A Battalion Chief and three captains command each of the three shifts.
The city uses state-of-the-art fire apparatuses, including a 75-foot ladder truck and 3 Class A pumpers, 2 rescues, a brush unit and medical personnel operate six ambulances within the city. The city currently operates out of four firehouses with more houses and training center expected in the near future.
The department’s focus remains the citizens and visitors of Bella Vista and their health and safety. We strive to assist residents by providing information and offering educational opportunities, making Bella Vista the ideal place to call home.
We provide Fire and EMS services as well as Hazmat, Tech-Rescue and Community Para-medicine at a call volume of approx. 4,000 yearly. Our shift schedule is a modified Kelly
Our mission It is the mission of the Bella Vista Fire Department to serve our community with professionalism, integrity and pride through rapid response, the highest quality of care and conservation of life and property. We do this to ensure a safe and healthy community for the present and future residents of Bella Vista, Arkansas.
It is the vision of the Bella Vista Fire and EMS Department to help create a safe and healthy community. We shall continue to serve our citizens with pride, integrity and honor, while striving to maintain a standard of excellence in our ever-growing city.
Area Information: Bella Vista borders Missouri to the north, and is the northern-most of six large cities located along the Interstate 49 corridor, offering a variety of shopping, educational facilities, health care choices, and abundant recreational opportunities. With its location in the Ozark Mountains, the city boasts a primarily temperate climate, and offers four distinct seasons, an array of wildlife and beautiful scenery. All these qualities and more make Bella Vista truly a place to call home.
Facts about the City of Bella VistaCounty: BentonElevation: 1,033 feet above sea levelLand area: 47 square miles with more than 550 miles of roadsZip codes: 72714 and 72715School districts: Bentonville, Gravette and Pea RidgePopulation: 26,461 in 2018 (33,633 projected for 2020)
Population breakdown:0-24 = 23.2%25-44 = 20.4%45-64 = 24.1%65+ = 32.3%
Median age = 50.8Average household size = 2.26Percentage of residents with a bachelor’s degree or higher = 44%
Median household income: $63,560Average household income: $78,693Median house value: $177,438Owner occupied housing: 88%
Types of businesses and employment opportunities: Recreation, golfing, boating, fishing, real estate, insurance, health care, senior care, restaurants, grocery stores, convenience stores, emergency services, fire, police, movie theater, financial advisors, banks, and more.
Golf courses: 7 — https://bellavistapoa.com/thingstodo/golf/Lakes: 7 — https://bellavistapoa.com/thingstodo/lakes/Public mountain biking/hiking trails: The Back 40, Blowing Springs Park
Population: 26,461 in 2018 (33,633 projected for 2020)
Age: 18 years old
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ARKANSAS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision must be with in parameters or correctable to 20-20 per NFPA Standard 1582