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Hillsborough County Government

Fire Medic I (#FM1F48R) F48R
$0.00-$29.37 Hourly / $0.00-$5,090.80 Monthly / $0.00-$61,089.60 Yearly


Performs advanced life support emergency medical duties in diagnosing illnesses or injuries and rendering emergency care; and fire rescue duties preventing, combating, and extinguishing fires to provide for the welfare of citizens.


Graduation from high school or possession of a GED certificate; and


Possession of a valid State of Florida Fire Fighter's Certificate of Compliance; and

Possession of a valid State of Florida Paramedic certification; and

Successfully passing the National Testing Network (NTN) administered Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) within the past 12 months or scheduled to take the CPAT within the next 14 days, subject to Department verification; and

Completion of the NTN Fire Team Test  within the past 12 months or scheduled to take the NTN Fire Team Test within the next 14 days, subject to Department verification; and

Possession of a valid American Heart Association approved Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) certification; and 

Possession of a valid Florida Driver License.


  • Customer Commitment - Proactively seeks to understand the needs of our customers and provide the highest standards of service.
  • Dedication to Professionalism and Integrity - Demonstrates and promotes fair, honest, professional and ethical behaviors that establishes trust throughout the organization and with the public we serve.
  • Organizational Excellence - Takes ownership for excellence through one's personal effectiveness and dedication to the continuous improvement of our operations.
  • Success through Teamwork - Collaborates and builds partnerships through trust and the open exchange of diverse ideas and perspectives to achieve organizational goals.


  • Considerable knowledge of diseases and emergency medical conditions, their diagnosis, and appropriate treatment procedures.
  • Working knowledge of fire fighting and search and rescue methods and techniques.
  • Working knowledge of applicable laws and regulations governing emergency vehicle operations.
  • Working knowledge of safe driving techniques for emergency vehicles.
  • Working knowledge of fire fighting and hazardous materials terminology.
  • Working knowledge of characteristics of fire.
  • Working knowledge of standard fire fighting and rescue tools and equipment and their correct use.
  • Working knowledge of equipment used for patient care such as defibrillators and vital signs monitors.
  • Working knowledge of roads, streets, hospitals, schools, and other facilities within response area.
  • Working knowledge of proper lifting techniques.
  • Working knowledge of the functions, services, procedures and regulations of the unit to which assigned.
  • Working knowledge of the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act.
  • Some knowledge of building construction as it relates to fire behavior and fire suppression and control.
  • Skill in the use and care of hand tools and equipment.
  • Ability to identify patient conditions based on signs and symptoms.
  • Ability to in identify mechanical failures of equipment.
  • Ability to safely operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to handle confidential information.
  • Ability to make sound decisions quickly under stressful conditions.
  • Ability to lift and carry weights up to 90 pounds.
  • Ability to perform duties under hazardous conditions requiring considerable physical exertion.
  • Ability to communicate effectively orally, non-verbally, and in writing.
  • Ability to work effectively with others.
  • Ability and willingness to perform housekeeping activities.
  • Ability and willingness to work rotating shifts to include nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Ability and willingness to work outside in a subtropical climate under adverse weather conditions and high noise levels.
  • Ability to maintain combat firefighter readiness status.
  • Ability to use a computer and related software.


NOTE: The following duties are illustrative and not exhaustive. The omission of specific statements of duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related, or a logical assignment to the position. Depending on assigned area of responsibility, incumbents in the position may perform some or all of the activities described below. 

  • Responds to fire alarms and performs search, rescue and fire suppression operations to combat fires.
  • Operates hand and power tools to ventilate structures; positions and climbs ladders; pulls hoses from truckbed and connects to hydrant and pump apparatus; operates water charged hose lines of various sizes to combat fires.
  • Performs salvage and overhaul operations to minimize damage.
  • Diagnoses vital signs including interpreting electrocardiogram rhythms and communicating with destination facility on the nature and extent of illnesses or injuries for prompt medical care upon arrival.
  • Provides emergency medical care within limits established by standard operating procedures and protocols.
  • Oversees patient treatment and medical procedures as required.
  • Provides verbal, written and computer reports pertaining to condition and care of patients at emergency scenes and in transit.
  • Safely and efficiently operates emergency response vehicles.
  • Conducts pre-fire planning of commercial buildings, hospitals, schools and other buildings.
  • Performs maintenance on department equipment, grounds, furnishings or structures.
  • Participates in station drills, allied emergency procedures and actions refreshertraining.
  • Performs other related duties as required.


    Employees assigned to this classification will serve a one year probationary period.

    CLASS: FM1F48R; EST: 3/3/2008; REV: 10/14/2011;