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Emergency Response Paramedic – Located in Yuma, AZ

Rural Metro

This is a Full-time position in Yuma, AZ posted March 27, 2023.

Located in Yuma, AZ

Job Description:

Firefighter Paramedic – Yuma, AZ


$51,770.00 average annual compensation (hourly paid position)

*$10,000 sign on bonus for FT employees with a 2 year commitment*

We are hiring Firefighter – Paramedics with a passion to compassionately deliver high-quality service and basic, as well as advanced patient care in a professional, caring, and cost-effective manner. Paramedics assess, provide patient care, and assess each call to determine the best course of action and appropriate protocol; performs related responsibilities as required.

Minimum Education and Qualification Requirements

  • High School diploma or GED required
  • State, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials-Operations
  • If assigned to an airport operation – State, IFSAC, ProBoard or FAA Airport Firefighter certification
  • State issued or National Registered EMT-Paramedic
  • Current ACLS certification
  • Current CPR certification
  • Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Rural/Metro policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying
  • Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends
  • Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis
  • Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for hiring placement or promotion

Physical Requirements
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
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.

Essential Functions
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; performs primary and secondary physical assessment of ill or injured persons, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle.
• Performs skilled tasks at the scenes of emergency and non-emergency calls, and 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.
• May serve as a preceptor for paramedic and EMT-B trainees.
• May from time to time be assigned primary duties as an emergency medical technician paramedic on 911 or transport ambulance.
• Under a physician’s direction, provides treatment or directs response team in the administration of medications, intravenous solutions, respiratory assistance, EKG monitoring, telemetry transmissions and other life support procedures.

• 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.
• Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.

• Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.
• Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.
• 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.
• Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of concern.
• Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.
• Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.
• Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

Why Choose Rural Metro? As a national leader in private fire protection services, Rural Metro Fire is one of Global Medical Response ‘s (GMR) family of solutions. Our GMR teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services. View the stories on how our employees provide care to the world at . Learn how our values are at the core of our services and vital to how we approach care and check out our comprehensive benefit options at .

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EEO Statement:
Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes supporting veterans and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability.
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