ST. PETERSBURG FIRE RESCUE
400 M. L. KING JR. STREET SOUTH
ST. PETERSBURG, FLORIDA 33701
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Updated: July 01, 2022
Job Classification: Firefighter/Paramedic
Currently Certified as a State of Florida Firefighter II
Currently Certified as a State of Florida Paramedic (National Registry Accepted)
If the applicant does not currently hold the two above requirements, the applicant will not be considered for hiring as a Firefighter/Paramedic.
This position requires FireTEAM and a valid CPAT through National Testing Network (NTN). DO NOT call the City of St. Petersburg or Fire Department for selection status. Please visit the SPFR website for FAQs regarding the hiring process.
Salary Information:7 Year Step Pay Plan:Firefighter/Paramedic: $58,225 (Entry Level FY21)
Work Schedule: 24 hours on, 48 hours off, with a relief day (R-Day) every 7th shift (every three weeks.) This is a 48-hour workweek.
SPFR provides ALS first response, with a private third party providing EMS transport.
Note: At time of entry, Firefighter/Paramedics will be assigned to a Monday through Friday 8am-5pm schedule for orientation and Paramedic training. Then, for fire suppression probation FF/Paramedics will be assigned to a 24 hour, 3 shift schedule. If you have further questions specific to these schedules, please contact us for clarification.
Contact Human Resources Employment and Recruitment if further assistance is needed:Attn: Kaylyn Eckert-HaemmelmannEmail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Department Overview:St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is recognized by local businesses, residents, and regional fire agencies as a progressive, well trained and customer-centered fire rescue organization, which places a high premium on quality service. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has an energetic staff at all levels of the organization who are dedicated to providing the highest level of service delivery possible. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is consistently working to achieve the highest level of professionalism and efficiency on behalf of those it serves. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue has recognized that developing customer focus is an absolute necessity. Our workforce culture reflects a respectful team atmosphere that is nurtured by fair practices, open communication processes and up-to-date procedures that guide the decisions of our personnel. Our mission will be accomplished by a physically fit, healthy, and increasingly diverse work force, well trained in a multitude of specialized skills, and empowered with a high level of involvement in our success.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is a proud organization with a total staff of over 350 personnel, consisting of over 30 pieces of frontline firefighting, medical, and specialty apparatus. This includes 10 ALS Rescues, 13 ALS capable engine companies (2 of which are Quints,) 4 truck companies, 1 squad, 1 heavy rescue, a fire/rescue boat, and other specialty equipment, all located within our 12 fire stations. St. Petersburg Fire Rescue responds to a high volume of fire suppression, emergency medical, and specialty team calls, totaling just over 65,000 incidents in 2018. The department also responds to other types of incidents through specialized teams which include a Technical Rescue Team, Hazardous Materials Team, SWAT Paramedics, and a Dive and Marine Rescue Team.
St. Petersburg Fire Rescue is proud to be an internationally accredited agency by the Commission on Fire Accreditation International, and is ranked as a Class 1 fire department by the Insurance Services Office (ISO Class 1.) A Class 1 rating is the highest rating attainable, and shared by only 24 departments in Florida, and less than 178 in the nation. Even fewer departments share the combination of accreditation combined with a Class 1 rating. Under the direction of Chief James Large, and with support from the City Government, there is a commitment to outlining and forecasting future goals and initiatives that will ultimately lead to an even more effective and efficiently operated agency.
City Information:St. Petersburg and Pinellas County offer an unequaled environment for work and play. Wonderful weather and miles of sandy beaches, a relatively low cost of living, agreeable taxes, and progressive employment opportunities draw people to the area from around the nation and the world. Add to these amenities quality schools, colleges and universities, top-notch health care, affordable housing, and outstanding arts and recreational facilities, and it is easy to see why St. Petersburg and Pinellas County are so attractive to new residents and visitors alike. The downtown area is located on one of our nation's most beautiful waterfront parks, and is fast becoming one of the most attractive, livable and viable downtowns in the country. As Florida's fifth largest city, with an average age of 39, St. Petersburg in recent years has hosted the NCAA Men's Final Four, the 1996 Vice Presidential debates, welcomed the Rays Baseball team into our city's Tropicana Field as their permanent home and shared in the job growth of the Tampa Bay region that has led the nation. St. Petersburg is home to one of the world's finest year-round climates, offers a stunning array of attractions including world-class museum exhibitions, major league sports activities, boating, sailing, fishing and just pure enjoyment relaxing on our world class beaches. Pinellas County is a beautiful peninsula located on Florida's West coast; the area is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the west and by Tampa Bay to the east. Pinellas County offers 35 miles of white-sand beaches on some 20 barrier islands. Pinellas County is within minutes of many popular Florida attractions.
Population:City of St. Petersburg: 265,098 (5th largest city in Florida, US Census Bureau, 2018)Pinellas County: 975,280 (US Census Bureau, 2018)
Citizenship Required: No
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
For this position, candidates must achieve a passing score on the video-based Fire Team test at
National Testing Network.
A current CPAT and Fire Team test are required for this position. After
scheduling their Fire Team test, candidates can schedule a CPAT on this same
web site, www.NationalTestingNetwork.com
: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Must not have any felony convictions. Must not have any misdemeanor convictions involving