Website Chichester Fire-Rescue
The Chichester Fire Rescue Department is accepting applications for the position of Per Diem Firefighter/EMT. These positions cover 12 hour shifts from 0600‐1800, seven days a week. These are non‐benefited/non‐ salaried positions. This is skilled emergency medical and firefighting work consisting of combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and providing emergency medical services.
Duties: Include responding to a wide range of fire suppression and medical emergencies in a community encompassing 21.2 square miles, and a year round population of approximately 2500. The department’s annual call volume is approximately 500 calls for service per year. Work involves protecting life and property through performing emergency medical services, firefighting and rescue tasks. Work is generally performed as a member of a team. Employees in this class participate in the performance of potentially hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may require strenuous exertion. Although firefighting, rescue and emergency medical services work are the most difficult areas of the position, a significant portion of the time is spent training, studying methods and techniques required to perform the functions of the job, performing routine station maintenance, equipment maintenance, community outreach assignments and various department duties. Specific orders and assignments are given by a superior officer, both on the emergency scene and at the fire station. Work performance requires initiative and a thorough understanding of fire suppression and emergency medical service methods as learned on the job and in training. The candidate must be prepared to respond to Fire and EMS calls in all types of weather. Due to the geography of the community the candidate must be prepared for emergencies on/in the water, on thin ice, on highways, in residential neighborhoods, commercial areas as well as agricultural and wildland settings.
Position requirements: Must be available for a minimum of 24 hours per month of scheduled on‐duty time. Must be a minimum of 18 years of age. Must have a high school diploma, GED, or currently be enrolled in a secondary education program. Must hold and maintain a valid New Hampshire driver’s license. Must be insurable under the Town’s vehicle insurance policy. Must hold and maintain certification as an EMT, AEMT, or Paramedic, (Paramedic certification preferred). Must hold and maintain a valid New Hampshire EMS provider’s license with a minimum of 1 year active field experience. Must hold and maintain a valid CPR card. (Preference will be given to applicants holding an NFPA 1001 Firefighter I certificate or greater). Must show proof of a comprehensive physical exam as outlined by departmental standards. The person(s) filling these positions must be mature, honest, compassionate, able to work well with others, willing and able to interact positively with fellow employees and the public. Candidates not currently meeting the above requirements are still encouraged to apply for future consideration.
Applications: will be accepted until such time as an acceptable number of employees are hired to fill needed shifts. Applications can be obtained at the fire station or downloaded from the link below. Completed applications may be dropped off at the fire station or mailed to Town of Chichester Fire Rescue Department 22 Main St, Chichester NH 03258.
To apply for this job please visit www.chichesterfirerescue.com.