Job Opening – Firefighter/EMT Paramedic Trainee – Wellington Fire Department

The Wellington Fire & EMS Department is accepting applications for individuals who are presently in paramedic class or who are interested in taking the paramedic class.   Applicants must be currently certified as a Kansas EMT.  The selected candidate if not in paramedic class will be required to start paramedic class six months after hire.  Paramedic scholarship of $5,000 with a two year commitment to the department is available for paramedic class and department will allow time off for attendance. Applicants must be an IFSAC or Pro Board certified Firefighter I or the ability to obtain that certification within 16 months.  Interviews and physical ability test will be scheduled shortly after the application deadline.  Starting base salary for a Firefighter/EMT is $34,824, Firefighter/Paramedic is $42,041.  Six month raise based on evaluation and a 2.5% salary increase is budgeted for the year 2020.   There is FLSA and call in overtime available.

Wellington Fire & EMS employs 20 full time personnel.  The department responds on an average to 2000 EMS calls and 1300 fire calls annually.  Staff work 24 hour shifts and must reside within 20 miles of the fire station within 6 months.

The City of Wellington offers KP& F retirement, 10 paid holidays, vacation, Christmas savings plan, sick time incentive, and health/dental insurance.

Apply and review the City of Wellington Firefighter/EMT requirements at   Application deadline is September 3, 2019 at 5:00 PM.

Contact Tim Hay at 620 326-7443 with any questions concerning this position.

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