Certified Firefighter/EMT (Paramedic); Gainesville Fire Rescue, FL
Posted on: November 22, 2021
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Testing services for the position of Certified Firefighter with the
City of Gainesville/GFR is being offered through National Testing
To be considered for the Certified Firefighter position YOU MUST
SCHEDULE FOR TESTING at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com, select
Firefighter Jobs and sign up for Gainesville Fire Rescue (GFR).
To be considered for a Certified Firefighter position you must
A high school diploma or GED
Be at least 18 years of age at the time of employment
Have a valid driver's license at the time of appointment
Receive a passing score on the FireTEAMs test
Receive a passing score on the CPAT test
Have a valid State of Florida Firefighter II certification at the
time of appointment
Have a valid State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)
certification or Paramedic certification at the time of
What to expect at the www.nationaltestingnetwork.com website:
Review information related to the GFR Certified Firefighter
position, including minimum requirements, salary, and benefits.
Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry
level test and CPAT testing.
Opportunity to take online practice tests at
Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple
times a week, including Saturdays.
Take high-quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair
Upon completion of the entry level exam and CPAT testing,
successful candidates will be automatically forwarded to GFR for
Multiple positions may be filled
An Eligibility List may be established
Additional assessments may be required
National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct
entry-level testing and CPAT testing in a standardized,
professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace
GFRs responsibility and decision making in the testing process. For
testing inquires please contact NTN customer support services.
Nature of Work: This is a general firefighting work combating,
extinguishing, and preventing fires and maintaining fire department
equipment and quarters.
Classification Standards: Positions allocated to this
classification report to a designated supervisor and work under
limited supervision. Work in this class is distinguished from
higher classes by its lack of supervisory responsibility and from
lower classes by its emphasis on firefighting.
Benefits Information: The City of Gainesville offers the following
voluntary benefits -
Supplemental Life Insurance
Short Term Disability Plan
Flexible Spending Accounts
The City of Gainesville has established and maintains two defined
benefit pension plans for its employees. In addition to the City's
mandatory pension plan, employees can also contribute to a 457
Deferred Compensation Plan or a ROTH IRA to build additional income
for retirement. Also provided is a Retiree Health Savings (RHS)
plan which serves as a tool to help employees save money for
post-employment medical expenses.
For more information on Employee Benefits, visit our website at:
Chief Roberto David Sutton
Department Information: Gainesville Fire Rescue is a full service
department that responds to EMS, Fire, HazMat, Technical Rescue,
swat medic, and Aircraft Firefighting Emergencies.
GFR is an accredited department by the Commission on Fire
Accreditation International. GFR has 9 Stations including 1 Airport
Firefighting Station; 180 Personnel; including 21
Support-Administrative Personnel; 6 Engines, 2 towers, 2 Quints, 1
HazMat Unit, 2 medium Squads, 2 District Chiefs, 1 Air and Light
Truck, 3 Aircraft Firefighting units. Operates with an automatic
aid agreement with Alachua County for closest unit response in an
extended area around the City limits.
City Information: That old real estate adage holds true: location,
location, location. Gainesville is less than two hours from great
beaches in St. Augustine, an hour to great sport fishing in Cedar
Key, two hours to Orlando and all the theme parks, two hours to
Tampa, five hours to Atlanta or Miami. We are like a small town
with big city amenities. With just 300,000 people in our metro area
(Gainesville and the surrounding cities and Alachua County) but yet
we have world-class institutions: University of Florida, Santa Fe
Community College, and Shands at UF. Because of this, we have a
thriving restaurant scene, vibrant performing arts, and great
sports. It is hard to argue with National Titles in Basketball and
Football. Gainesville is dynamic and energetic. You can't miss the
energy of 70,000 college students. It makes for great nightlife and
also adds to the flavor of the city. Whether it is a new play or
new medical discovery, the possibilities are endless and that
brings a sense of excitement. The tangible results could be the new
Cancer and Genetics Research Complex, a new business in Progress
Park or a new species discovered in a local fossil dig.
Diversity: not just a buzzword in a college class. In Gainesville,
the word diversity is proof that different cultures and people make
for a great place to live. The University of Florida attracts a
very diverse mix of faculty and students from around the world. In
turn, it creates an open and accepting place to live.
Population: The population of Gainesville was estimated to be
125,365 in 2011. At the 2010 census, there were 51,029 households,
with 2.2 persons per household. Children under the age of 5 were
4.4% of the population, under 18 13.4%, and people 65 years or over
were 8.3% of the population. 64.9% of the population was white,
23.0% black, 6.9% Asian, 0.3% American Indians and Alaska Natives,
0.1% Native Hawaiians and other Pacific Islanders, 1.9% some other
race, and 2.9% reporting two or more race. 10.0% were Hispanic or
Latino of any race, and 58.7% were non-Hispanic whites. 51.6% of
the population is female.
Age : 18
US Citizen : Yes
High School Grad/GED : Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License : Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes
Essential Job Functions :
Provides compassionate care at the Basic Life Support (BLS) or
Advanced Life Support (ALS) level by creating and delivering
responsible treatment and thorough documentation.
Responds to fire incidents and alarms with an engine or truck
company. Lays and connects hose, serves as nozzle person, and
performs interior fire attacks. Raises and climbs ladders. Uses
water, carbon dioxide, and chemical extinguishing agents. Uses
hydraulic tools, power tools, hand tools and other specialized
Makes forcible entry into building when necessary. Ventilates
building to drive out smoke and gasses. Opens walls and other
structures which impede effective firefighting, or to effect a
Assists in performing rescue operations in hazardous environments,
and renders medical aid when needed.
Drives and operates ladder trucks, fire pumpers, and rescue trucks
to and from incidents in response to emergencies.
Prepares for pumping operations by ensuring that hydrant
connections are made. Uses varied hose connections to connect hose
to pump, join hose sections, and connect hose to nozzles. Pumps
water to fire at designated pressure. Watches condition of motor
and unit during operation and makes necessary adjustments or
reports defects to mechanic.
Prepares written and computerized reports after medical and fire
Makes periodic inspections of buildings, gasoline storage tanks,
theaters, and other structures for compliance with fire prevention
Performs pre-fire planning of target hazards within the
Performs fire safety and public education presentations as
Attends recertification classes in order to maintain required
Attends company training, drills, and classes on duty as
Accesses fire station computers for report entry, electronic mail
communications, department calendar updates, and various data entry
Attends work on a continuous and regular basis
Non-Essential Job Functions :
Receives fire alarms by telephone, radio, or industrial alarm
systems and other public safety emergency calls. Ascertains nature
of fire or emergency and its location, and dispatches by radio all
necessary personnel and equipment to scene.
Performs general maintenance work of Fire Department property.
Cleans and washes walls and floors. Makes minor repairs to property
and equipment. Washes, cleans, polishes, and tests apparatus and
May be required to transport, mix, handle or use hazardous
materials (other than cans of gasoline, batteries, pumping fuel or
access to normal janitorial cleaning materials) or may be
responsible for facilities or equipment carrying current, fluids or
gas that could endanger the public or other employees.
Performs other related duties as assigned.
Necessary Certifications :
Must have a valid State of Florida Firefighter certificate of
compliance at time of employment.
State of Florida EMT or Paramedic Certification
Must be 18 years of age at the time of employment.
Must have graduated from high school or possess an acceptable
Must have and maintain a valid Driver's License from time of
Municipal Fire Inspector certifications preferred.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers : Not have been convicted
of a felony or of a misdemeanor involving moral turpitude, as the
term is defined by law. If an applicant has been convicted of a
felony, such applicant must be in compliance with s.112.022(2)(b).
If the sentence is suspended or adjudication is withheld in a
felony charge involving moral turpitude and a period of probation
is imposed, the applicant must have been released from
No Tobacco Use Policy :
IAFF Article 14
Tobacco Use Prohibition
14.1 The Surgeon General of the United States has determined that
tobacco products, particularly cigarettes, contribute to the
development of a number of heart and lung diseases. The State of
Florida enacted a presumptive law which treats certain conditions,
such as heart disease, hardening of the arteries and hypertension
as work related. Due to the documented effects of tobacco use and
the special hazards and exposures associated with the occupation of
firefighting, the City and Union agreed to the following:
The City of Gainesville will hire firefighters only individuals who
do not use tobacco products
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