Firefighter Paramedic

  1. Overview
  2. Minimum Qualifications
  3. Critical Skills

As member of a fire suppression and life safety crew, you respond to a wide range of emergencies such as fires, medical emergencies, rescues, and other incidents. Firefighters often work shifts in 24-hour blocks, where they live in a station with their crew members while on duty and work on either a fire engine or ambulance.

Examples of duties performed:

  • Respond to and extinguish fires in a variety of different structures and terrain.
  • Care and transport of patients experiencing a variety of medical emergencies.
  • Special teams trained in Hazardous Materials, Airport Rescue Firefighting, Water Rescue, and Technical Rescue can assist with calls for specialized rescue.

I'm ready to apply for a position. Where can I learn more?

Click here for more information about what to expect during our hiring and selection process, academy, and working for Eugene Springfield Fire as a Firefighter Paramedic.

How do I decide if this career is right for me?

  • Arrange a job shadow or ride along. Call 541-682-7100 to inquire about available opportunities.
  • Volunteer with a local fire department. While Eugene Springfield Fire does not offer a volunteer program, there are many agencies in the area that do. Please reach out to those agencies directly to inquire about their volunteer opportunities.

I think I'm ready to pursue this. What should I do first?

Can I work for Eugene Springfield Fire while I'm in school?

While enrolled in school working towards your Paramedic certification, consider working as a Basic Life Support Technician. This position offers flexible scheduling and an entry-level opportunity to join the organization - with only your EMT Basic needed!

  • Click here for more information about working as a Basic Life Support Technician.