Job Posting: Firefighter/ Paramedic

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The Town of Hopkinton is accepting applications for the full-time position and further to establish a list
of potential candidates for the FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC position.
Salary Depending on Qualifications and in accordance with the Collective Bargaining Agreement.
Within twelve (12) months of hire, the Firefighter/Paramedic shall make their principal place of
residence within the boundaries of the Town of Hopkinton or at any other place within the
Commonwealth that is within fifteen (15) miles boundary to boundary of their town and the Town of

The Firefighter/Paramedic is a dual role member of the department having both fire suppression and
emergency medical care responsibilities. Depending on the nature of the incident, these personnel
provide extrication and rescue, fire suppression or hazard control and administer emergency medical
This position is technical in nature and requires the ability to interact with patients, assess and treat
medical emergencies, and follow treatment protocols properly documenting findings and events on
medical records. Work is usually carried out under stressful conditions with potential for contagious
diseases and environments to be present, along with chemical and violence hazards.
Education, Training, Special Licensure/Certification Requirements:
● Valid CPR card
● Valid motor vehicle operator license
● Valid Massachusetts EMT-Paramedic certification Preferred
● Valid Advanced Care Life Support (ACLS) certification Preferred
● Valid Pediatric Advanced Life Support certification Preferred
● Graduation from an accredited FF I/II program Preferred
Knowledge, Abilities and Skills:
● Knowledge of rules and regulations governing the operation of the fire department.
● Knowledge of State Dept. of Office of Emergency Medical Services treatment protocols.
● Knowledge of state, federal and local laws relevant to the activities of the fire department.
● Knowledge of hydraulics as applied to firefighting, building construction, related electrical codes,
and locations of hazardous occupancies in the town.
● Knowledge as to the operation of all fire apparatus, ambulance and rescue equipment.
● Working knowledge as to water mains’ location, size, and operation of as applied to firefighting
● Ability and strength to perform prolonged and arduous work under adverse conditions.
● Ability to react quickly and remain calm under duress and strain.
● Mechanical aptitude Preferred.

Internal and External Applicants: To be considered for this position, please submit the required Application for
Employment to [email protected]. no later than 4:00 pm, Wednesday, September 11, 2019. Applications
received before the deadline will receive 1st priority. While the preferred method of application is through e-mail
or online, applications will also be accepted via walk-in or mail to Town Hall, Human Resources Department, 18
Main Street, Hopkinton, MA 01748. The Town of Hopkinton is an equal opportunity employer and encourages

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