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  • Loudoun County, VA is hiring Firefighter/EMT's. Closes 9/27

    https://www.jobaps.com/ldn/sup/BulPr...R2=F136&R3=059

    Date Opened: 9/13/2010 1:00:00 PM
    Closing Date: 9/27/2010 5:00:00 PM
    Hiring Range: $39,927.00 annually/$1535.65 biweekly
    Department: FIRE & RESCUE SERV
    Job Type: Open and Competitive
    Full/Part-Time:
    Full-Time
    Eligible For: Full Benefits
    Reg/Temp:
    Regular



    NTRODUCTION

    PLEASE NOTE: An APPLICANT SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE must be completed and submitted by mail no later than 5pm on Thursday, September 30, 2010, in order for your application to be considered for this position. If you fail to complete and submit the questionnaire by the date requested, your application will not be considered for review. Click here for the APPLICANT SCREENING QUESTIONNAIRE.

    JOB DESCRIPTION
    Loudoun County, VA Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management will establish an eligibility pool for the position of Fire Fighter/EMT to fill regular, full-time position vacancies. Through Loudoun County’s high performance combination career-volunteer system, the Department of Fire, Rescue, and Emergency Management provides skilled emergency and non-emergency related services including: fire suppression, basic and advanced pre-hospital emergency medical care, hazardous materials response, technical rescue operations, public education and information, and related duties while promoting core values that include Teamwork, Integrity, Professionalism and Service. We are especially seeking Advanced Life Support (ALS) Providers. ALS certified providers become eligible for a base pay increase once locally authorized. All candidates will be required to successfully complete a Fire-Rescue Recruit School before being assigned to a County fire and rescue station. Loudoun County, VA Department of Fire, Rescue and Emergency Management is a State Approving Agency for Veterans Education and Training.

    JOB REQUIREMENTS
    Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a high school diploma/G.E.D. Requires valid Driver’s License and age 18 or older at time of application. As part of the selection process, applicants may be disqualified for use of drugs, certain driving violations, or other factors based on selection criteria. Successful candidates must be tobacco-free and nicotine-free, both on and off duty, at the time of appointment and remain tobacco and nicotine free for the duration of their employment with Loudoun County Fire & Rescue. For more detailed information, contact Lt. Collins-Bliss at (703)737-8219.

    SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS
    Preferences will be given to those candidates possessing one or more of the following: VA EMT-I, VA EMT-P, or National Registry EMT-Intermediate/Paramedic, Loudoun County Volunteer Fire and Rescue Experience and/or Military Experience. To be considered, applicants must submit a County of Loudoun Application electronically.

    POST CONDITIONAL OFFER CONTINGENCIES
    Selection process: Candidates must successfully pass a Comprehensive Written Examination, Physical Ability Test, Polygraph Examination, Background Check/Personal History Review, NFPA 1582 Medical Examination/Substance Abuse and Nicotine Screening,and an in person interview to be placed in the eligibility pool. The eligibility pool will stay on file for at least nine months.

  • #2
    Anyone know what the base increase for ALS is? Also, is there an auto pay increase once out of the academy? Thanks for any input.
    Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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    • #3
      I emailed the HR department and they let me know the ALS stipend is $11,575.20 per year. It is not technically a base pay increase so the over time would not adjust upwards.

      Additionally, it is not awarded upon hire. Precepting has to be completed and you have to be released prior to earning the stipend.

      Good luck to anyone applying.
      Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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      • #4
        What the work sched like?
        The world is a dangerous place to live, not because of the people who are evil, but because of the people who don't do anything about it.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by FirefighterPEP View Post
          What the work sched like?
          It depends on the station and assignment. There are some 24/72's, some 7/12's and a few 5/12's. Some of the 7/12 stations have a 24/72 medic assigned to them.

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          • #6
            I've heard of 24/48's and 24/96's but not those. What's a 24/72 a 7/12 and a 5/12?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by NJtoDC View Post
              I've heard of 24/48's and 24/96's but not those. What's a 24/72 a 7/12 and a 5/12?
              24 hours on, 72 off. The 7/12 is daywork, 6am to 6pm. The schedule works in a 2 week cycle: wwoowww...2nd week is oowwooo. The 5/12 is a Monday thru Friday (daywork) schedule with rotating days off. Some weeks you work 4 days, some 3 days, and one week you work 2 days. All the shifts work out to be a 42 hour work week

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              • #8
                Not to beat a dead horse on the work schedule issue, but do all medics have a 24/72 schedule?

                Also, is it set up as a chase car system or medic ambos?

                Thanks.
                Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by johnsonizzle View Post
                  Not to beat a dead horse on the work schedule issue, but do all medics have a 24/72 schedule?

                  Also, is it set up as a chase car system or medic ambos?

                  Thanks.
                  No, some medics work 7/12 and currently one ALS buggy on a 5/12. All but the ALS buggy are a medic ambo with an EMT-B driver.

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                  • #10
                    eh, who wants to work down souf anyway with all those slow ppl and drawls...yikes!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by lessthename View Post
                      eh, who wants to work down souf anyway with all those slow ppl and drawls...yikes!
                      Hey, watch it! I grew up in Oklahoma! So I think I'd fit right in there with all the "drawls". Yee-Haw!!

                      Anyone know what the ETA for the class will be and how many they are planning on hiring?
                      Hug a firefighter and feel warm all over

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by lessthename View Post
                        eh, who wants to work down souf anyway with all those slow ppl and drawls...yikes!


                        First of all learn to spell before you start putting your gibblish in here.

                        Stay where you are as you probably couldn't make it down here. The lady firefighters would pin your ears back, out showing you.

                        Stay Safe and Well Out There....

                        Always remembering 9-11-2001 and 343+ Brothers

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                        • #13
                          So are you assigned a station out of academy and that is your station until you ask for a transfer? I am just tryin to understand how it works, thanks for anyone who knows the answer.

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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by Wolfe110 View Post
                            So are you assigned a station out of academy and that is your station until you ask for a transfer? I am just tryin to understand how it works, thanks for anyone who knows the answer.
                            You are assigned to a firehouse right out of the academy. Whether or not you stay long depends on several "factors". You can be moved to any firehouse at any time. Some people stay in a firehouse for 5-6 years, some have been with the department for 2 years and been moved 5 different times. Some people get promoted in place. Some houses are better than others

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by johnsonizzle View Post
                              Hey, watch it! I grew up in Oklahoma! So I think I'd fit right in there with all the "drawls". Yee-Haw!!

                              Anyone know what the ETA for the class will be and how many they are planning on hiring?
                              I believe I heard they had approval for 35 from the BoS meeting the other day and it might start in March or April.

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