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Job Opening for -FIREFIGHTER 1-EMT-B

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The Town of South Boston, VA has an opening for a:

FIREFIGHTER 1-EMT-B

 Performs intermediate protective services work providing fire suppression, emergency medical care and hazardous materials handling usually under emergency conditions.  A large percentage of calls are for emergency medical care. Duties include: emergency preparedness, community education, station and apparatus maintenance.   

The job is physically demanding requiring lifting over 100 pounds, climbing, crawling, crouching, reaching, pushing, pulling and lifting.

 Requirements: Must be 18-years or older; have a valid HSD[or GED]; VA driver’s license, clean driving record, firefighter 1 and EMT-B certifications.  Preference will be given to applicants with EVOC, Firefighter I, and Basic Pump Operation certifications.   

 The position is full-time, working 24-hours on/48-hour off shifts.  Must work nights, week-ends and holidays.  Benefits include: health, dental, and life insurance; paid retirement, holiday, vacation and sick leave.  Applicants must be able to pass a criminal background checks.   A pre-employment physical and drug test is required.  Starting Salary: $32,000.  A sign-up bonus of $2,000 is available for certified applicants upon being hired.

Application packets may be picked up at the South Boston Fire Department, 403 Broad St., South Boston, VA between 9:00am and 4:00pm.    Deadline:  4:00 p.m. June 8, 2018.