The Town of Mount Desert, Maine has several immediate openings for full-time Firefighter/EMT-Paramedic. The Mount Desert Fire Department is a combination department with call company Firefighters/EMT’s and full-time staff. We serve a year-round community of just over 2000, that increases substantially with seasonal summer residents and visitors. MDFD averages +/-600 calls per year. The department operates out of 3 fire stations, 2 of which have recently undergone major renovations and expansion. This skilled position will include the general duties of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services.

General Duties: The Full Time Firefighter/EMT-P will be responsible for incident response, apparatus operation and maintenance, report writing, fire ground operations and emergency medical responses. Responsibilities also include daily station duties, of which, include equipment and facilities maintenance, bi-weekly fire and/or medical training, fire prevention, medical responses, and public relations. Full time Firefighter/EMT’s will work 24-hour shifts with an average 42-hour work week based on a 28-day work period.

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, possess a high school diploma or equivalent, be able to pass a background check, must be of good health and pass MDFD's physical & written tests, possess a State of Maine Firefighter I & II certification level or equivalent, possess a current State of Maine License EMT-P, AHA, CPR. ALS providers must have ACLS, PALS and PIFT. Must have a valid driver‛s license issued by the State of Maine at time of application submittal.

A complete Job Description is posted on the Town website,

Base pay is $26.75 for Firefighter/EMT-P licensed with an increase to $28.24 after a 6-month probation period. A $2.32 an hour stipend is offered for EMT-P licensing levels.  These positions offer competitive salary, PLD MPERS 2C retirement plan, holiday pay and health insurance benefits. Applications and resumes will be accepted until 12:00 noon, September 15, 2022.

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