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

Jul 20, 2021

Application Deadline:
Aug 30, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$51,228-$66071 annual

Job Description

The Fort Myers Beach Firefighter Paramedic or EMT 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 or EMT works under the direct supervision of the Company Officer, representing the department in a dignified manner by being well groomed, courteous, and tactful in all interactions with the community and other agencies.

The Firefighter Paramedic or EMT may assist Company Officers and the Driver Engineers in carrying out department policies, rules, regulations, and standard operating procedures.

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

Additional Information

Ø Employee and Family Healthcare: The District is proud to provide 100% Employee Healthcare. Full Family Health, Dental and Vision coverage is also provided at an employee co-share of 20%. Family health benefits are valued at an average of $25,180 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.

Ø 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 25.89% of gross salary, equaling a total contribution of 28.89%. Additional retirement plans are available in the form of a 457 Deferred Compensation Plan, as a deduction from employee pay.

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

Job Requirements

  • Age: 0
  • Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Experience: Florida State Paramedic Certification or Florida State EMT

Minimum Requirements:

Non-smoker/non-user of tobacco for at least one 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)

Florida State Certified Firefighter

State of Florida Paramedic Certification or EMT

Current Healthcare Provider BLS (FOR EMT) BLS/ACLS and PALS certification(Paramedic)

Emergency Vehicle Operations Certificate


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

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

Contact Information

Colleen Brooks

Fort Myers Beach Fire Department
Fort Myers Beach, Florida 33931
phone: 2395904260

How to Apply

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

Applications must be filled out completely, to include 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 August 30, 2021. 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.

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