Firefighter/Paramedic

Kurtz/AMR

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Contact Information

Address:

Kurtz/AMR

Crete Township, IL 60417

Phone Number:

  • 267-455-7606

Position Information

Application Deadline:

  • NA

Salary:

  • $5,000 sign-on bonus for successful full-time hires!


Position Details

American Medical Response (AMR)/Kurtz Ambulance

Crete Township, IL

Crete Township Fire Protection District

Job Title:

Firefighter/Paramedic

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt 

Apply Here:

https://careers-amr.icims.com/jobs/11182/crete-township-fire-protection-district--firefighter-paramedic/job

POSITION SUMMARY:

Firefighter/Paramedic’s under general supervision perform fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material incident response and emergency rescue and medical assistance duties to protect life and property; performs related responsibilities as required.

Responsibilities:

  • Customer Service:
    • Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections
    • Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.
    • Work involves serving the public.
    • Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers.
    • Work requires interaction with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.
  • Fire Suppression:
    • Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.
    • Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft and Wildland fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.
    • Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.
    • Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene.
  • Emergency Medical Services:
    • Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations.
    • Provides emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle.
    • Transfers patients to medical facilities.
    • Treat patients in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.
    • Provide written reports detailing patient care.
  • Communications:
    • Portable radios are used as a means of communication.
    • Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner.
  • Maintenance:
    • Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.
    • Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain.
  • Training:
    • Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training.
  • Compliance:
    • Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
    • Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.
    • Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.
    • Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
    • Must successfully complete all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
    • Must have no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

Qualifications:

  • State issued, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials-Operations
  • State issued EMT-P
  • Current CPR/AED certification
  • Must possess IDPH EMT-/P license
  • Illinois FFII or Basic Ops certification
  • AHA CPR card
  • Valid Driver's License, including Class B (non-CDL)
  • Successful background investigations with MVR, & criminal records,
  • Physical fitness/agility
  • Drug/alcohol screening

Education Requirements:

  • High School diploma or GED required.

EEO Statement:

Global Medical Response and its family of companies including American Medical Response is an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled



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