Firefighter/EMT - Town of Mount Desert

The Town of Mount Desert, Maine is accepting applications for two full-time Firefighter/EMT. The Mount Desert Fire Department is a combination department with a call company and full-time staff. This skilled position will include the general duties of firefighting and Emergency Medical Services. The department averages 600+ calls annually and operates out of three stations, two of which have been recently renovated and are staffed 24/7.

General Duties: The Full Time Firefighter/EMT 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, 1-on,1-off,1-on, 5-off, 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-B, 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 with a $0.77 per hour stipend for Firefighter/EMT-B licensed, a $1.55 per hour stipend for FF/EMT-A licensed, with an additional increase after a 6-month probation period.  These positions offer PLD MPERS 2C retirement plan, holiday pay and health insurance benefits. Applications and resumes will be accepted until 12:00 noon, June 16, 2023, and can be sent to:


Mount Desert Fire Department

P.O. Box 248

Northeast Harbor, ME 04662

Attn: Chief Mike Bender

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