Firefighter Paramedic Recruitment

Ambulance with "Now Accepting Applications" "$5,000 Sign-On Bonus for Paramedics" "Tw Opens in new window

Camden County Fire Rescue is now offering new hire paramedics a $5,000 sign-on bonus.

  • Minimum Requirement: Must be certified firefighter or obtain certification within first year of employment. You must be NPQ Certified and obtain Georgia Paramedic Number.
  • Must complete two years of employment. If employee leaves prior to two years, employee will be pro-rated for the current six month period.
  • Funds to be distributed in five payments:
    • At completion of hiring process
    • At six month anniversary
    • At one year anniversary
    • At 18-month anniversary
    • At two year anniversary

Submit an application.

Job Description

  • Inspects the working condition of fire equipment on a daily basis.
  • Ensures the proper functioning of all emergency medical equipment and vehicles through regular checks.
  • Ensures that an adequate inventory of medical supplies is aboard emergency vehicles through regular checks.
  • Cleans and services assigned equipment, including water pumps.
  • Drives fire apparatus to fire scenes.
  • Ensures that assigned apparatus is properly equipped prior to leaving to respond to fire alarms.
  • Operates apparatus at fire scene, including locating water supply, monitoring hose/nozzle pressure, calculating friction loss, and establishing fire streams.
  • Renders emergency and life-saving medical assistance to those in need.
  • Administers medication to victims on-site and in transit to a medical facility, if necessary.
  • Supervises volunteer firefighters.
  • Transports injured or sick persons to appropriate care facility.
  • Extricates victims of accidents when necessary.
  • Requests repairs and service of apparatus and equipment as necessary.
  • Assists and/or participates in training exercises and continuing education to maintain certification.
  • Assist in hydrant, plug, and line maintenance.
  • Inspects building; completes pre-fire plans
  • Provides fire safety information and educational programs to school, church, and civic groups.
  • Prepares a variety of reports; maintains departmental files and records.
  • Completes necessary state and local paperwork, including reports and billings.
  • Preforms housekeeping and grounds keeping duties at the station.


  • Knowledge and level of competency commonly associated with completion of specialized training in the field of work, in addition to basic skills typically associated with a high school education.
  • Experience sufficient to thoroughly understand the work of subordinate positions to be able to answer questions and resolve problems, usually associated with one to three years experience or service.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain a vaild driver's license for the type of vehicle or equipment operated.
  • Ability to meet current requirements set forth by the National Fire Protection Association and the Georgia Firefighter Standards and Training Act.
  • Possession of or ability to readily obtain appropriate state EMS Certification.

Knowledge of:

  • Firefighting and rescue techniques.
  • Fire apparatus and equipment.
  • Hydraulics and fire streams.
  • Local fire codes.
  • Departmental rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Supervisory practices and procedures.
  • Streets and other local geography.
  • Hazardous materials.
  • Basic and advanced emergency medical and life- sustaining techniques, including cardiac care, trauma and shock care, and ventilation and other CPR techniques.
  • Fire suppression techniques.
  • Universal precautions relating to infection control.
  • Basic algebra, pharmacology and chemistry for the administration of drug modalities.
  • Medical terminology.
  • Radio communications.

Skills in:

  • Oral and written communication.
  • Operating fire equipment and apparatus.
  • Administration of emergency medical techniques and the use of specialized equipment associated with advanced life support.
  • Patient assessment.
  • Driving in emergency situations.
  • Using a computer.
  • Using automobile extrication equipment and extrication techniques.


  • Written and oral comprehension and expression.

Questions? Contact Human Resources at 912-576-5660.

Submit an application.