Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Currituck County Fire & EMS - Currituck, North Carolina

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

30737 annual

Job Description

Currituck County Fire & EMS is hiring 19 firefighters to staff their stations in Corolla, NC! These stations cover 13 miles of beautiful beaches in the Northern outer banks! The positions are currently open with an anticipated hiring date of 3/15/18. The department is looking for precertified individuals with Firefighter II & EMT-Basic (any state).  

Additional Information

JOB DESCRIPTION: Under general supervision, performs skilled and technical work in operating an approved Fire Apparatus and Emergency Medical Service unit for the County Fire-Emergency Medical Services Department, rescuing victims and administering emergency medical care to patients on site and while in route to hospitals. Work involves responding to calls for all emergencies at the scene of emergency and non-emergency calls, applying necessary medical treatment to sick or injured persons, and transporting persons to a medical facility. Performs in accordance with established emergency medical procedures and protocols approved by the local medical director at the NC credentialed level and must exercise considerable independent judgment to assess conditions of patients and administer appropriate medical treatment. Work is subject to both inside and outside environmental conditions, extremes in temperatures, noise, vibrations, exposure to fumes, odors, dusts, mists, gases, poor ventilation, and oils. Due to the nature of the work, employee is exposed to human blood and is subject to the OSHA requirements on blood borne pathogens. Participates in firefighting activities to include driving fire apparatus, operating fire department equipment, fighting fires and patient extrications. Assists volunteer fire departments. Must have the ability to work in Immediate Dangers to Life and Health (IDLH) environment for thirty minutes wearing approved firefighting PPE. Work is performed under the supervision of a Company Officer and is evaluated through peer review/quality management, observation, and public feedback and performance evaluation. NOTE: All positions have a physical demand requirement for Very Heavy Work. Must be able to exert in excess of 100 lbs. of force occasionally, and/or up to 75 lbs. of force frequently and or 20 lbs. of force constantly to move objects. Must be physically able to operate a variety of machinery and equipment, including stretchers, stair chairs, backboards, ladders, various fire hoses, and extrication equipment. Must be physically able to operate a motor vehicle, including fire apparatus and other emergency vehicles. Requires the ability to maintain body equilibrium when bending, stooping, crouching, climbing, reaching and/or stretching arms, legs or other parts of body, and to physically maneuver over and/or upon varying terrain, surfaces or physical structures.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High school
  • Experience: FF II/EMT

MINIMUM EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE: High school diploma or equivalent with vocational or technical school training as an Emergency Medical Technician- Basic/Advanced/Paramedic and firefighter. Firefighter II or equivalent required. Fire Apparatus Operator Certification or equivalent preferred. Any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required skills for the job functions, knowledge and abilities may be substituted; and credentialed by the North Carolina Office of Emergency Medical Services as an Emergency Medical Technician-Basic/Advanced/Paramedic as outlined in 10A NCAC 13P .0502 or ability to obtain reciprocity. One year or more of Fire-EMS experience preferred. Firefighter Paramedics are required to have and maintain Basic Life Support Healthcare Provider (CPR), or equivalent; Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support or PEPP. PHTLS must be obtained within one year of employment. Firefighter Basic/Advanced EMTs are required to have Basic Life Support Provider Healthcare Provider (CPR).

Contact Informaton

Crissy Daneker

Currituck County Fire & EMS
153 Courthouse Rd
Currituck, North Carolina 27927
phone: 252-232-7746

How to Apply

HOW TO APPLY: Currituck County application required along with a copy of your driver’s license and social security card, as well as copies of the required medical certifications and trainings. Currituck County application may be accessed at, Currituck County Human Resources Department or North Carolina Department of Commerce, 422 McArthur Street, Elizabeth City, North Carolina. OUT-OF-STATE residents must provide a current driving check with the application in order to be considered. Go to for a driving record check if you are a resident of Virginia. WHERE TO APPLY: Currituck County Human Resources Office or North Carolina Department of Commerce 153 Courthouse Road 422 McArthur Street Currituck, North Carolina 27929 Elizabeth City, North Carolina 27909 Job referral # NC 10791766

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