This advertisement is for applicants seeking the entry level position of Firefighter/ Paramedic. Base salary does not include inherent overtime or holiday pay. Under general supervision and the direction of the Chief of Fire Rescue EMS, respond to emergency or medical emergency and non-emergency incidents, promptly and actively carries out the tasks required to perform emergency operations and functions. Tasks include but are not limited to firefighting, rescue operations, medical care, and hazardous materials mitigation. Must be willing to work in all weather conditions, work 24-hour shifts, and work overtime. Under general supervision, the successful candidate will be expected to carry out the tasks required to perform the functions associated with emergency operations. Tasks include, but are not limited to: emergency medical technician (provide pre-hospital care to the level of EMT-Basic), firefighting (entering an immediately dangerous to life or health atmosphere, wearing a full-face respirator, working in extreme environmental conditions, wearing heavy and bulky personal protective equipment, engaging in rigorous physical activity, using specialized tools and equipment), technical rescue operations, and dealing with hazardous materials incidents. Other tasks involve public interaction while assisting in fire prevention and fire education activities, routine station and equipment maintenance and house-keeping duties. Candidates will be expected to work well in a team-oriented atmosphere, be able to receive, understand and carry out orders (both verbal and written), communicate well, project a professional image, maintain a physical fitness level commensurate to the requirements of the job, possess good interpersonal relationship skills and maintain their composure in emergency situations.