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Fire Service Career Opportunities

Below you will find Career Opportunities throughout the Fire Service in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All listings will be posted for a maximum of 30 days unless a designated deadline is defined within the text.

Medic - County of Spotsylvania

Title Medic
Organization County of Spotsylvania
Salary Range $39,798
Closing Date 12/19/2014

Performs emergency response work involving emergency medical care, emergency rescue, specialized rescue, and/or operating associated equipment and apparatus; trains in the methods and techniques of emergency response and use of equipment/apparatus; inspects and maintains equipment; performs various maintenance and custodial duties at the assigned station.


HS/GED; supplemented by vocational/technical training in emergency medical technician programs, one (1) year of advanced previous experience and/or emergency medical care training; or any equivalent combination of education/experience. Required to possess and maintain a valid CPR, EMT-Paramedic or EMT-Intermediate, Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent certifications, and a valid driver’s license or recognized equivalent(s) with appropriate endorsement(s). Ability to successfully obtain and maintain International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) certifications within 12 months of employment. Additionally, ability to successfully obtain and maintain VDFP Firefighter I, Mayday Operations, and EVOC, if offered. Medic applicants are required to be indorsed to practice at the intermediate or paramedic level by their Operational Medical Director in accordance with the guidelines established by a FREM approved regional EMS Counsel within the Commonwealth of Virginia. Preference may be given to applicants with VDFP Firefighter I. Employee is eligible to receive an annual ALS stipend ($42,798) upon being released to practice as an ALS provider by the County.

Additional Information

The County subscribes to the current edition of National Fire Protection Association’s (NFPA) 1582 medical guidelines and applies these guidelines.

Applications must be completed on-line at


Romona Sturm

Firefighter EMT - Township of Spring Fire Rescue Services

Title Firefighter EMT
Organization Township of Spring Fire Rescue Services
Salary Range $41,583.36 BY IAFF CBA
Closing Date 11/21/2014

The Township of Spring is seeking applicants for the position of full-time Firefighter/EMT. TSFRS is a progressive and professional combination career-volunteer system providing skilled EMS, Fire Suppression, Haz-mat Response, Technical Rescue, Fire Code Enforcement, Fire Investigation and Public Education/info services. TSFRS promotes the values of compassion, integrity, respect, and service in everything we do. As a Township of Spring employee, you will enjoy competitive pay and an excellent and comprehensive benefits package.


To be considered, applicants MUST meet the following MINIMUM requirements:

  • High School Diploma and a minimum of 2 years of verifiable experience in Fire Rescue Services operations in a career, volunteer or combination department.
  • Pennsylvania Class C Driver’s License with satisfactory driving record (if out of state license must obtain PA Driver’s license within 6 months of hire)
  • EVOC – (16 hour course is required)
  • NFPA 1001 Fire Fighter II
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700,800
  • NFPA 472 Haz-Mat Operations
  • PA Department of Health Vehicle Rescue (or equivalent as solely determined by the Fire Commissioner)
  • EMT Certification (Pennsylvania or PA reciprocal state)
  • Healthcare Provider CPR with AED
Preferred Requirements (must be obtained within 6 months of hire if you do not have at time of hire):
  • Firefighter Survival
  • NFPA 1006 Rescue Core Certification

Additional Information

• Candidates will also be required to be able to meet all job function requirements per NFPA 1582 (2013 Edition), including successful completion of a Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) or provide certification of successful completion of CPAT from a licensed CPAT facility within the past 6 months.
• Candidates selected for hire will be required to pass an NFPA 1582 physical (2013 Edition) and successfully complete a Criminal Background Check, FBI Fingerprint and Child Abuse clearance after a conditional offer of employment is made.

For additional information please go to to review and complete the hiring process.


Pat Brandenburg, Commissioner of Public Safety

EMT - Patient Transport Medic - Newport News / Gloucester / Williamsburg

Title EMT - Patient Transport Medic - Newport News / Gloucester / Williamsburg
Organization Riverside Health System
Salary Range Competitive
Closing Date 12/31/2014

Riverside Health System is a major provider of health and quality of life services in Virginia, an area noted for its wealth of scenic, beaches, recreational, festival, cultural and educational opportunities. We have been a vibrant part of the communities we serve for nearly a century and are a National Employer of Choice for more than 9,500 team members. The people who make up the Riverside family are bound by the shared mission which is to care for others as we would care for those we love – to enhance their well-being and improve their health. Riverside was recently awarded the Virginia Hospital & Healthcare Association Health and Wellbeing Award. This award is in recognition of Riverside’s Employee Health and Wellbeing Initiatives. Come join the Riverside family where you too can make a difference in the lives of others. We are seeking dynamic Paramedic and Emergency Medical Technician professionals to join our team! Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia has been ranked as the top hospital on the Peninsula and # 2 in the Hampton Roads area by U.S. News & World Report’s annual Best Hospitals ranking due to the skill and dedication of the physicians and nursing team members shown to every patient. For more information please visit

The Patient Transport Medic at Riverside Regional Medical Center in Newport News, Virginia works under the supervision of the department manager and supervisor and the online medical director. Is responsible for providing quality care in transporting patients to/from Riverside Regional Medical Center or to/from other outlying facilities not requiring 911 assistance. In addition, must be able to demonstrate the knowledge and skills necessary to provide care appropriate to age of the patient served. The individual must demonstrate knowledge of the principles of growth and development over the life span. Must also possess the ability to collect data reflective of the patient's status and assist with the interpretation of appropriate information needed to identify each patients requirements relative to age specific needs as describes in the departmental policy and procedure guide. Must be a confident leader who can accept the challenge and responsibility entailed. Must be able to function independently to high level of care within a structured environment that is constantly changing. HOURS: Full Time, Rotating Shifts Monday through Friday


EDUCATION: Successful completion of paramedic or EMT-I training course and maintains a Virginia or National Registry Certification. Education verification of High School Diploma or GED.

LICENSURE: EMT-I or Paramedic Virginia or National Registry Certification. Current valid driver's license and acceptable driving record required upon hire and to be maintained employment. CPR Required. Emergency Vehicle Operations Certification required.

EXPERIENCE: Minimum of one year of field experience required.

Additional Information

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Last Updated: Monday, November 3, 2014