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Now Hiring!
Wednesday, September 12, 2018





Application Period: Open, continuous.

Hours of Work:       12 hours, 0600 - 1800 & 1800-0600 hrs.

                                12 hours, 0800 – 2000 hrs.

Salary:                     $17.50- 19.50 per hour depending on qualifications/ experience

Benefits:                  Part Time: None

This position will have a 90-day probationary period


Individuals in this position report directly daily to the Assistant Chief of Career Services and are responsible for emergency medical care and fire suppression activities. Responsibilities focus primarily on providing emergency medical services which may also include fire suppression operations appropriate to certification level and position assignment; performs duties related to training, fire prevention, facilities/equipment/apparatus maintenance as assigned; does related work as required.


  • Provide emergency and non-emergency medical services as appropriate, including patient stabilization, basic life support, and transport to and from medical facilities.

  • Performs fire suppression activities including but not limited to extinguishment, search and rescue, ventilation, forcible entry, salvage/overhaul, and vehicle extrication.

  • Operates EMS and fire-related tools/equipment safely and efficiently.

  • Operates and drives Company vehicles and apparatus in response to emergency and non- emergency incidents.

  • Performs general maintenance and cleaning seeking to maintain the in-service condition of the Company’s facilities, equipment, and apparatus.

  • Attends and participates in department training.

  • Maintains any required professional level certifications.

  • Prepares, maintains, and submits reports or records of activities as required.

  • Performs related work as required.


  • Knowledge of principles and practices of emergency medical services and basic life support.

  • Knowledge of methods and techniques of fire suppression and rescue

  • Knowledge of operational uses and constraints of EMS/fire/rescue apparatus and equipment

  • Knowledge of PC functions and productivity software

  • Skill in implementing proper EMS protocols

  • Skill in implementing fire/rescue operation procedures

  • Skill in the use of EMS/fire/rescue tools and equipment

  • Skill in report writing

  • Ability to remain calm and professional under stress

  • Ability to operate at emergency incidents of varying complexities

  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing

  • Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships

  • Ability to foster and maintain positive relationships seeking to enhance organizational image and reputation.

  • Ability to interact and relate well with individuals of various socioeconomic backgrounds


  • At least twenty-one (21) years of age

  • High school diploma or GED

  • Possession of a valid NREMT and DE EMT Certification

  • Possession of valid driver’s license, with emergency vehicle operator endorsement and/or equivalent

  • Any combination of experience, knowledge, skills, and abilities that demonstrate competency in the above areas

  • Completion of following OFC Firefighter requirements and/or equivalent:

    • DSFS Basic Firefighting Skills

    • DSFS Structural Firefighting Skills

    • DSFS Vehicle Rescue

    • DSFS Hazardous Materials Response Skills

If intrested, please download and complete the attached employment application.  Completed applications can be sent to the Human Resources Committee by email at [email protected]; or can be mailed to:

Odessa Fire Company
ATTN: Human Resources – Employment
P.O. Box 81
Odessa, DE 19730


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Odessa Fire Company
304 Main St.
P.O. Box 81
Odessa, DE 19730
302.378.8929 | 302.378.1300 (fax)

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