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Probationary Firefighter - Firefighter/EMT

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Tiverton Fire Department Tiverton, RI - Tiverton, Rhode Island

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

57279.04 annual

Job Description



Probationary Fire Fighter


DEFINITION:To protect life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires and providing emergency medical assistance.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Firefighter is a journey-level classification. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties of a Firefighter.

SUPERVISION RECEIVED AND EXERCISED: General supervision is provided by superior officers.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Respond to fire with a fire company, enter burning buildings with hose lines, operate nozzles, and extinguish the fire as directed.
  • Operate hand fire extinguishers, fog nozzles, and similar equipment in extinguishing fires; raise, lower, and climb ladders; and ventilate burning buildings to carry off smoke and gases.
  • Rescue persons from danger and administer medical aid as necessary.
  • Perform salvage operations such as throwing covers, evacuating water, removing debris, and performing general cleanup at the fire scene.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties at a fire station, such as mowing grass, making beds, cleaning walls, washing windows, and sweeping floors.
  • Perform limited repair and maintenance work on fire equipment and apparatus.
  • Attend in-service training sessions to learn firefighting strategies and tactics, equipment operation, medical aid, and street and hydrant locations.
  • Perform business inspections.
  • Make presentations on fire safety and burn prevention to schools, service clubs, or other public gatherings.
  • Promote fire safety and burn prevention among public contacts.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.


  • Probationary Salary (date of hire to completion of first year of service) $750.61 Per week
  • Third Class Fire Fighter (after one year of service including Probationary year)  $972.99 Per week
  • Second Class Fire Fighter (after two years of service including Probationary Year) $1035.90 Per week
  • First Class Fire Fighter (after three years of service including Probationary Year) $1101.52 Per week

EMS incentive:

  • Paramedic Certification $57.50 Per week
  • EMT- Cardiac $52.50 Per week


  • Tiverton is a Town located in the North East corner of Rhode Island, abutting the Fifth largest city in Massachusetts, Fall River.
  • The Population of Tiverton is approximately 17,000
  • The Tiverton Fire Department currently has two active open positions we are looking to fill.
  • The Tiverton Fire Department provides both Fire and Emergency Services with a total call volume of 3100 calls
  • We provide Mutual Aid to Fall River Mass, Little Compton RI, Westport Mass, Portsmouth RI and all surrounding communities.
  • The Town of Tiverton is bordered on the west by the Sakonnet River and is connected to Aquidneck Island by the Sakonnet River Bridge.
  • The department operates out of three fire stations, operating the following equipment;
    • Three Engines – Engine 3 is an ALS operated Engine Company
    • Two ALS Medical transporting units
    • A 2500 Gallon Water Tender
    • A Dodge power wagon brush unit
    • One Squad unit
    • A 19’ Motor Boat
    • A 14’ Boston Whaler

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be eighteen years of age
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: N/A
  • EMT Basic- (EMT Cardiac or Paramedic preferred)
  • Valid Drivers’ license
  • Current PPA at time of hire - http://rifirechiefs.com/ppa-info/


  • Written Examination
  • Interviews with the Tiverton Personnel Board
  • Must pass a medical evaluation
  • Must pass a Psychological Evaluation
  • Extensive Background check

Contact Informaton

Cara S

Tiverton Fire Department Tiverton, RI
Tiverton Fire Department 85 Main Rd Tiverton, RI
Tiverton, Rhode Island
phone: 855-720-2777

How to Apply

Applications are being accepted online through FirefighterApp.com only by Feb 21st, 2018 at 4:00pm sharp! To apply, go to: www.FirefighterApp.com/TivertonFire


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