Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Alhambra Fire Department - Alhambra, California

May 16, 2022

Application Deadline:
Dec 31, 2023

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$88,381.08 - $112,799.04 annual

Job Description


Under supervision, the Firefighter/Paramedic will respond to fire alarms and other emergencies; render basic and advanced life support services, maintain equipment and quarters; and perform other related duties as required. Supervision is provided by a Fire Captain.

Essential Job Functions

Essential job functions may include, but are not limited to, the following: (These functions may not be present in all positions in this classification. When a position is filled, the essential functions will be noted in the announcement of position availability. Management reserves the right to add, modify, change, or rescind work assignments as needed.) Respond to medical emergencies; conduct or assist in extrication of trapped persons; perform primary and secondary physical assessment of ill or injured persons; perform cardiopulmonary resuscitation; maintain an effective airway for patients with compromised breathing; immobilize injured limbs and spinal vertebra where injury is suspected; and control bleeding of external injuries. Assist with emergency childbirth; provide emotional support to distressed persons; administer oxygen to support respiratory functions; utilize adjunctive ventilation device, such as endotracheal tubes; apply and utilize pneumatic anti-shock garments; and analyze electrocardiograms and recognize cardiac arrhythmias. Administer medications, by intravenous, intramuscular or topical means; perform electrical defibrillation; operate radiotelephone equipment and communicate medical information to base hospital medical personnel and others; and serve as a preceptor for paramedic and emergency medical technician trainees; compile necessary reports and records and drive an ambulance vehicle. Extend and operate firehose in training and fire suppression situations; place, raise, lower and climb ladders in training, fire suppression and rescue situations; assist in salvage of property and contents of occupancies affected by or threatened by fire, smoke, or water damage; and assist in extinguishment and overhaul of fires. Clean, test and maintain fire apparatus, fire hoses, and related equipment; clean and maintain fire station facilities; conduct fire prevention inspections and public fire safety education programs; participate in and contribute to drills, training exercises and other related fire prevention activities; maintain current knowledge of fire department rules and regulations, fire hazards, fire suppression strategies and techniques, and related subjects; subject to recall during emergencies and non-emergency times during off-duty hours.

Additional Information

Qualification Guidelines

To quality for this classification, an individual must possess any combination of experience and education that would likely produce the required knowledge and abilities, and enable the individual to successfully perform the essential job functions of the position. A typical combination is:

++Education and/or Experience:++

Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate is required, California State Basic Fire Academy graduate. Certified California State Firefighter I certificate, at the time of application is highly desirable. Completion of a certified paramedic program is required. Within 3 months of appointment employee must be accredited by Los Angeles County. The candidate must obtain a firefighter "F" endorsement to drive and operate all emergency fire department apparatus within the first year of employment and must maintain throughout employment. Applicant must be 18 years of age at time of appointment.

Medical Standards:

Must be capable of meeting pre-employment physical standards required for the position. Applicants must be in good physical condition as determined by a City administered medical examination, with weight in proportion to height, far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or spectacles, and uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of hard contacts or spectacles. Successful long-term soft contact lens wearers shall not be subject to uncorrected criterion. Peripheral visual field performance without correction shall be 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian in each eye. Color vision must be adequate to identify red, green, and yellow colors. Hearing deficit in the pure tone thresholds must be no greater than 25db in three of four frequencies, 30db in one of three frequencies, and have an average greater than 30db for four frequencies. Frequencies related to hearing test, 500hz, 1000hz, 2000hz, and 3000hz.

++Knowledge of:++

Mechanical principles, mathematics, and elementary physics and chemistry, city geography and street layout.

++Ability to:++

Learn modern, approved principles, practices, and procedures of firefighting, including applied hydraulics; learn the operation and maintenance of mechanical equipment; use arithmetic and develop manual and physical dexterity; perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions; react quickly and calmly in emergency situations; read, understand, and interpret technical writings, municipal codes and similar documents; follow oral and written directions accurately and completely, use independent judgment and maintain courteous relationships with fellow workers and with the general public.

Licenses and Certificates

Possession of a valid Class "C" California Driver's License is required. A valid State of California Paramedic License, a current Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) passage certificate, Firefighter I Certificate is highly desirable. Urban Search and Rescue (US&R) Certification required at the end of the eighteen (18) month probationary period.

Job Requirements

  • Age: minimum 18 years old
  • Education: Graduation from high school or attainment of GED or CHSPE certificate is required, California State Basic Fire Academy graduate. Completion of a certified paramedic program is required.
  • Experience: The candidate must obtain a firefighter "F" endorsement to drive and operate all emergency fire department apparatus within the first year of employment and must maintain throughout employment.

Contact Information

Amy Todd

Alhambra Fire Department
Alhambra, California 91801
phone: 6265705095

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