Global Medical Response, Inc.

Firefighter Airport in Memphis, TN
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

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We invite you to join a team of highly skilled firefighting and medical experts, making a difference every minute of every day!


Our mission of providing care to the world at a moment's notice is at the heart of everything we do. We are caregivers, first and foremost and we will be there when you need us. With more than 38,000 employees, Global Medical Response teams deliver compassionate, quality medical care, primarily in the areas of emergency and patient relocation services around the world. We provide end-to-end medical transportation as well as fire services, integrated healthcare solutions and disaster response.



The Firefighter operates and maintains a variety of fire apparatus and firefighting equipment participates in firefighting activities, emergency medical services and performs mechanical maintenance on vehicles, equipment, and apparatus.



Customer Service:

• Conduct fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections.

• Provide information to the public, install smoke detectors, conduct station tours, visit schools, and participate in public education standbys.

• Work involves serving the public.

• Work requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors and other healthcare workers.

• Work requires interaction with representatives of clients, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.

Fire Suppression:

• Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire scenes

• Assists in the suppression of various types of fires; applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire.

• Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; conducts search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.

Emergency Medical Services:

• Responds to emergency medical calls by evaluating situations, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle, and transferring patients to medical facilities.

• Treat patients in accordance with level of certification and established Emergency Medical Service Protocols.


• Operates and inspects communications equipment.

• Conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner and in accordance with company and external agency policies.

• Prepare written documents for internal and external audiences.


• Conduct daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned.

• Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the immediate Supervisor

• Perform daily maintenance of facilities by cleaning, inspecting, and any other facility maintenance deemed necessary.


• Participate in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to; live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training.




• Valid driver license with acceptable driving record in accordance with Company policy. DUI within last 5 years is disqualifying.

• Able to work any shift assigned, including nights, holidays and weekends.

• Available to work overtime as assigned and as needed on an emergency basis.

• Must meet local standards pertaining to qualifications, training and/or eligibility for hiring placement or promotion.


• High School Diploma, GED, or equivalent.


• Communicate effectively, both orally and written.

• Work in a spirit of teamwork and cooperation.

• Convey a sense of competence and commitment.

• Use initiative to learn new skills, enhance personal knowledge and improve communications.

• Demonstrate ability to work well with team members.

• Demonstrate flexibility with shifting daily priorities.


• State issued or International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC), or (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum: Firefighter I, Hazardous Materials-Operations

• If assigned to an airport operation- State, (IFSAC) or (ProBoard) certification is required.

• State issued or National Registered EMT-B or EMT-P certification.

• Current ACLS certification required if applicant is a EMT-P

• Current AHA CPR/AED certification.


Working Conditions:
• Work is performed primarily in an indoor office environment; Firefighting, Medical Services and Rescue duties may be performed in or outdoors in potentially adverse conditions, such as, but not limited to: extreme heat, cold, wet, humid, and loud situations.
Physical Demands:
• While performing the duties of this job, fire department personnel are frequently required to walk, sit, climb, crawl, kneel, bend, stoop, lift, talk, see, hear, feel, use clear speech and operate machinery.
• There is a need to reach and perform moderate (20-50 pounds) and heavy (50-200 pounds) lifting during the use of tools and equipment, and while assisting others while extinguishing fires or treating ill/injured persons.
Mental Requirements:
• Occasionally: Analyzing, judgment.
• Frequently: Problem solving, decision making, reasoning.
• Constantly: Work requires the ability to read and write reports, follow orders and instructions and read fire manuals. General math calculations such as addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division.

Employee must consistently exhibit our guiding principles:
• Patient Care - We continually earn the privilege to care for our patients. It is at the forefront of everything we do.
• One Team - We respect each other and achieve together what no individual can alone.
• Innovation - We are driven to develop solutions that inspire progress.
• Vigilance - We will never waver in our commitment to safety and preparedness in the fulfillment of our duties.
• Ownership - We are accountable for what we do and take pride in how we do it.
• Citizenship - We are dedicated to being good stewards in the communities we serve.

Reports to: Fire Captain
Interrelationships: Operations, Administration, Aviation

If you have a passion for firefighting and patient care and you have the drive to succeed and the skills to deliver where every second counts, apply today!


Upon acceptance of offer and joining the GMR family, you will be required to submit your Covid-19 vaccination status of either vaccinated or not vaccinated.








EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer including Veterans and Disabled


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