Global Medical Response, Inc.

Firefighter Paramedic in Tucson, AZ
Requisition ID
Employment Type
Regular Full-Time

Job Description

Rural Metro GMR logo






Updated: September 07, 2021


Position Title: Firefighter/Paramedic


The Rural Metro Fire Department of Pima County is currently building an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter Paramedic. Candidates are required to complete NTN's FireTEAM exam and Public Safety Self-Assessment to be considered for the position. A completed department application is required.


Salary Information: $61,000/annually

Benefit Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, 401K, Vacation, Sick Leave, Life Insurance, Short/Long Term Disability

Department Contact:

Matt Weaver, Training Chief


Department Overview: 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.

Population: 10,000


Job Requirements

Age : 21

US Citizen : Yes

High School Grad/GED: Yes

Valid ARIZONA State Driver's License: Yes (Valid driver’s license, ability to obtain Arizona within 6 months)

Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes

Prior Experience: Preferred

Necessary Certifications: State of Arizona, International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) or Fire Service Professional Qualifications System (ProBoard) certifications as a minimum:

· Firefighter I & II

· Current CPAT certifcate

· Hazardous Materials-Operations

· State of Arizona or National Registered EMT-Paramedic

· Current CPR card

· Current PALS certification

· Current ACLS certification

Additional Requirements:

· Able to work any assigned shift, 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.

Hiring Process:

· Application Review

· Oral Interview

· Physical

· Job Offer

Job Responsibilities:

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 other City departments, other fire departments and local, state and federal agencies.

Fire Suppression

· Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms.

· Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft and Wildland 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; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations.

· Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene.

Emergency Medical Services

· Responds to emergency medical calls; performs primary and secondary physical assessment of ill or injured persons, providing emergency and non-emergency medical procedures both on scene and in a moving vehicle.

· Performs skilled tasks at the scenes of emergency and non-emergency calls, and transfers patients to medical facilities.

· Treat patients in accordance with established Emergency Medical Service

Protocols and Rural/Metro Fire Department policy.

· Provide written reports detailing patient care.

· May serve as a preceptor for paramedic and EMT-B trainees.

· May from time to time be assigned primary duties as an emergency medical technician paramedic on 911 or transport ambulance.

· Under a physician’s direction, provides treatment or directs response team in the administration of medications, intravenous solutions, respiratory assistance, EKG monitoring, telemetry transmissions and other life support procedures.


· Portable radios are used as a means of communication.

· Must conduct all radio communications in a professional, respectful manner. Maintenance

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

· Ensure all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain.

· 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.


· Reviews paperwork for accuracy and correct process.

· Must participate in scheduled and unscheduled onsite compliance audits.

· Implements corrective/preventive measures as determined by the Corporate Compliance/Audit Committee.

· Cooperates with Internal Audit, Compliance and HR on any recommendations and changes to compliance and legal workflow issues.

· Takes swift and immediate action in accordance with Internal Audit and Corporate Compliance on any areas of concern.

· Complies and enforces all policies and procedures.

· Has successfully completed all required Compliance Training within the required time period.

· Has had no compliance related corrective action during the current review period.

Additional Duties:

· Perform other duties as directed or which may be assigned that is specific to the local operation

Closing Statement
This brief summary is not an all-inclusive description of job duties. Other job duties and responsibilities may also be assigned by the incumbent’s supervisor at any time based upon Company need.


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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