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Firefighter / EMT


Updated: February 26, 2016

Classification: Firefighter/EMT

Brooksville Fire Department's current eligibility list will expire in the near future. The Department is developing a list of interested/eligible applicants interested in a Firefighter/EMT position. The list will be valid for potential candidates for 1 year from the date it is established.
Interested parties should update their NTN Profile, and complete or update the Personal History Questionnaire. Any applicants with an incomplete Personal History Questionnaire(PHQ) WILL BE ELIMINATED. Please direct all questions to NTN Customer Support. Please DO NOT call the fire department or city human resources directly unless directed to do so.
When updating profiles and completing the PHQ, applicants should provide complete details and information regarding all firefighting experience and certifications, including medical certifications and indicate if they are a paramedic or EMT or both. Information regarding experience is critical in the selection process. City applications should not be submitted until applicants have been contacted by the department with invitations to proceed.
Applicants must complete FireTEAM and have a valid NTN CPAT. The department requires the candidate PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered.

Salary Information: $35,468.16 yearly

Benefit Information: 175 Retirement plan, life insurance, health & dental insurance, long term disability, paid vacation days, sick days.
Department Overview: The City of Brooksville Fire Department has a primary response area of just over 10 square miles. The Fire Department is an all paid department with 18 full time positions. Operations and Administration work out of one station that was remodeled in 2010. Line personnel work 24/48 hour shift (56 hour work week). The Department is currently BLS non-transport, but is working toward ALS first response. The Department has an inter-local agreement with the County Fire Department and is currently operating a joint city/county fire station as well as automatic mutual aid for closest unit response. Call volume average is seven calls per shift.
City Information: The City is the County Seat in Hernando County and is located where Hwy 50 and Hwy 41 meet. We are conveniently located so that I-75 and Suncoast Parkway are easily accessible. We are 45 miles northwest of Tampa and 65 miles east of Orlando. The area surrounding the city is filled with farms, state forests, and parks. There are several local beaches, parks, and boat ramps with easy access to the Gulf of Mexico.
Population: Full-time resident population of 7900 people with a winter population of close to 9000. Daytime/workweek population increases to approximately 12000 due to the County Seat.

Job Requirements
Age: 18
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid FLORIDA State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Must pass NFPA 1582 Physical prior to hiring.
Academy Certification:
Prior Experience:
Preferred, but NOT required.

Necessary Certifications:

Experience with a recognized career or volunteer fire department is desired.
Florida State Fire College Minimum Standards (Firefighter 2).
Florida State Emergency Medical Technician.
All certifications must be current in the State of Florida. Expired certifications will not be accepted.

Schooling Prior and Post-Hiring:

Central Florida Fire Academy - Survival Training
Florida State Fire College Hydraulics (Required to be a driver).
Florida State Fire College Apparatus Ops (Required to be a driver).
Florida State Fire College Aerial Ops (Required to be a driver).
Florida State Fire College Pump Operator Certificate (Required to be considered for promotion)>
S130 & S190 Wildland Firefighter if not already certified.

To schedule FireTEAM testing, go to the National Testing Network website and click on FIREFIGHTER JOBS. Select the department and read over all the information and if qualified, select a testing location and a time and date on the website calendar. A CPAT can also be scheduled by clicking on the CPAT icon on the main page of the website and then following the instructions. For questions concerning the testing process, please contact NTN Customer Support at 866-563-3882. For updates and new job announcements, "Like" National Testing Network on Facebook.
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