Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
Fort Myers Beach Fire Department - Fort Myers Beach, Florida

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$51,288 annual

Job Description

The Fort Myers Beach Firefighter/Paramedic possesses skilled and specialized work abilities involving the prevention, suppression, and extinguishment of fires; performs rescue and emergency medical services, and assists in the control and resolution of incidents. The Firefighter/ Paramedic works under the direct supervision of the Company Officer. He/she represents the department in a dignified manner by being well groomed, courteous, and tactful in all interactions with, or assisting, the public and other agencies.

The Firefighter/Paramedic may assist the Company Officer and the Driver/Engineer in carrying out department policies, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

The Firefighter/Paramedic participates in aggressive training programs, regular drills, and responds to emergencies as a team member.

Additional Information

Compensation and Benefits

The annual estimated total Probationary Firefighter/Paramedic Compensation Package is valued at $91,360 for Probationary Firefighter/Paramedics.

Please see correlating documents for pay increases beyond the first year of employment. (The Above Includes: Base Salary, Averaged Overtime, Holiday Pay, Family Health, Dental & Vision, Florida Retirement Service District Contribution, and Short and Long Term Disability).

_Base Pay: _The base Probationary Firefighter Salary is $51,228.

Following the Probationary Period (at least 1 year), additional compensation levels are available for formal education and service time. Non-Probationary Firefighter/Paramedic pay ranges from $66,070 to $75,330 in year two, and may escalate in subsequent years, subject to the Collective Bargaining Agreement and District policy.

• _Employee and Family Healthcare: _The District is proud to provide 100% Employee Healthcare and Full Family Health, Dental and Vision coverage at an employee co-share of 20%. Family health benefits are valued at an average of $21,580 annually before co-pay. The District also provides a pre-tax plan for the cost of medical related expenses through a Flexible Spending Account (FSA) under the Internal Revenue Service Section 125 Plan.

• _Retirement: _An excellent retirement plan is provided by the District through the Florida Retirement Services (FRS). The employee contributes 3% of wages, and the District contributes 25.48% of gross salary, equaling a total contribution of 28.48%. Additional retirement plans are available in the form of a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan as a deduction from employee pay.

• _Personal Paid Leave (PPL): _PPL, Holiday Pay, and other benefits can be found in the District 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement.

• _Education, Development and Training: _Education, Development, and Training is highly encouraged by the District and funded for the employee through a rewarding Education Plan.

Further benefit and salary information, as well as a position description, is available upon request.

This document does not facilitate an agreement, promise, or guarantee regarding its contents. The most current version of the District 3 Collective Bargaining Agreement which outlines the entire agreement for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic is available upon request.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School diploma or G.E.D.
  • Experience: Entry Level

Minimum Requirements:

Be a non-smoker/non-user of tobacco for at least one (1) year prior to application


Must possess a High School diploma or G.E.D.

Certificate or Licenses:

Florida Driver’s License (or eligible to obtain within 30 days of employment)

Current National or Florida State Paramedic Certification (Nationally Registered Paramedics will be required to successfully challenge the Florida State program)

Current Healthcare Provider BLS/ACLS and PALS certification

Within One Year:

Florida State Certified Firefighter


The Ideal Candidate Will Possess:

Paramedic Certification who has worked under a Physicians Medical License to act as a “Lead” or “Primary” treating Paramedic on a 911/Emergent Transport Ambulance within the last 24 months

Florida State Firefighter II Certification

Associate Degree or higher in Fire/Science, EMS, or a related field from an accredited college or university is desired

Emergency Vehicle Operations Certificate

_Note: _The successful candidate will not be released from probationary status until completing the Department’s Paramedic Credentialing process

Contact Informaton

Human Resources Human Resources

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33982
phone: 2395904200

How to Apply


Applications are available online at, and at The Fort Myers Beach Fire Department Administration offices located at 100 Voorhis Street, Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931.

Applications must be filled out completely, to include any identified supplemental information. Incomplete applications will not be accepted. The position may remain open until filled; however, the first round of applications must be received by 4:00 pm Eastern Standard Time, on November 5, 2019. Submittal of applications can be via e-mail, US Postal Service (or equivalent), and in person. To submit your application online, please send your completed application with all ++required++certifications and supplemental documentation to

The organization will screen applications as they are received and will notify the candidate of receipt. All application information will remain confidential and references will not be contacted until finalists are chosen, except where law prohibits. All dates are subject to change.

Process Specifics

Candidates who successfully meet all requirements will be contacted and invited to the District’s Assessment Center to take a written exam, physical agility assessment, and medical skills scenario, pending passing scores. This event will be conducted on Saturday, November 9, 2019, 8:00 am, at San Carlos Park Fire Department Station 53, located at 19591 Ben Hill Griffin Parkway, Fort Myers, Florida 33913.

Candidates that successfully pass all three (3) phases of the assessment will have the opportunity to interview on Tuesday, November 12, 2019.

Study materials for the exams include:

International Fire Service Training Association (IFSTA) Essential of Firefighting 6th Edition

Current edition Paramedic Texts (Brady, Mosby, Paramedic Care, etc.) and current 2015 American Heart Association (AHA), PALS, BLS, ACLS Guidelines.

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Paramedic (NREMTP) and AHAPractical Skills Sheets.

You may obtain the required agility outline for the Employment Assessment on our website at

Further date notifications and scheduling will be made after application. Persons needing an accommodation to apply should contact Human Resources at 239-590-4200. Equal Opportunity Employer/Drug-Free Workplace/At-Will Employer/Veterans Preference

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