Anticipated annual salary increases each October through 2023 – up to $104,576.64*/yr
** Closes 5:00 pm, March 5, 2021***
Maximize your skills with San Bernardino County Fire, in our mountains and our deserts, and the valleys in between.
Eligible for $350*/month Paramedic incentive upon successful Tower completion! *Incentive rate effective 10/23/2021
San Bernardino County Fire Protection District invites experienced Firefighter Paramedics to join our team! San Bernardino County Fire is an all-risk/full-service fire department committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the citizens and communities that we serve.
Lateral Firefighter Paramedics will start with a 16-week tower to acclimate them to learn and practice SBCoFD firefighting practices; equipment and apparatus care, usage, safety, and maintenance; fire terminology, codes, policies, procedures and operations; and state and local laws. The salary while attending the Tower will be $35.53/hr for a 40-hour workweek (Step 7). Upon completion of the tower, incumbents will advance to Step 8 of the salary range: $78,012.48** (56-hour workweek). **Salary rate effective October 9, 2021
(Need more information? Review Local 935 MOU for additional details.)
ABOUT THE DEPARMTENT
At 20,160 square miles, San Bernardino County is the largest county in the continental United States. Our jurisdiction encompasses approximately 19,200 square miles of extremely diverse environments that stretch from the Los Angeles County line on the west, to the Colorado River on the east, to the Nevada State line and Kern and Inyo counties on the north. We provide services to more than 60 communities/cities and all unincorporated areas of the county.
Our jurisdiction encounters hazards that include floods, fires, earthquakes, and train derailments, among others, that can impact highly urbanized metropolitan areas, industrial centers, and major portions of the most vital interstate highway and railroad transportation corridors that serve Southern California. We are also home to major entertainment venues such as the Glen Helen Amphitheater and the California Speedway. Our mountain resort areas, the Colorado River and vast high-use recreational desert lands underscore our diverse geography.
CONDITIONS OF EMPLOYMENT Probationary Period: Successful completion of the San Bernardino County Fire Tower is required, and obtaining ICEMA Paramedic Accreditation in San Bernardino County (candidate is responsible for obtaining ICEMA Paramedic Accreditation prior to Tower completion). Upon successful completion of the above Tower, incumbents will serve a one-year probationary period. Certifications: Firefighter Paramedics must possess and maintain all job-required certifications, including CA Paramedic License and ICEMA Paramedic Accreditation, as well as CPR & ACLS. Physical Requirements: Must be able to perform during high stress situations. Must be able to hear in the normal audio range, without correction. Must possess the strength and stamina sufficient to lift and carry equipment and individuals up to 200 pounds, and be able to wear self-contained breathing apparatus, and do so with mobility and flexibility without jeopardizing the safety of self or other members. Vision must be correctable to 20/20. May be required to pass a color perception test. Must be able to work in a variety of environmental conditions. Other Requirements: Applicants will be fingerprinted and must pass a thorough background investigation which may include, but is not limited to, the following: fingerprinting for a Department of Justice criminal background check, polygraph, pre-employment psychological evaluation, DMV driving record check, military record check, reference checks, and review of prior employment history check. An applicant may be automatically disqualified for misrepresentation, falsification, or omission of pertinent facts in the screening/selection/background check process. Job offers are made contingent upon passing a medical examination and meeting the medical requirements of NFPA 1582 (Standard Medical Requirements for Firefighter). Applicant must successfully pass a pre-employment drug test. Failure to meet medical standards may result in the withdrawal of employment offer. All employees must adhere to the provisions of the County Fire and Special Districts Dress Code, which prohibits all visible tattoos. Health and Physical Condition: Persons seeking appointment to this class must meet the safety health and physical condition standards deemed necessary and proper for performance of the duties established by the San Bernardino County Fire District. Dress: Candidates, applicants, and employees are expected to dress appropriately for all phases of testing, interviews, background, and on the job; dress should be business-casual at a minimum, unless instructed otherwise.
Minimum Requirements Experience: Two (2) years of journey-level Firefighter Paramedic experience. Experience must be as a full-time, regular, non-probationary Firefighter Paramedic (or higher rank) in good standing with a public fire agency, authority or department that provides all risk Fire/EMS services. Experience may include probation, and must have been obtained within the last three (3) years. Note: Paid call, extra-help, and/or volunteer experience does not apply.
License: Must possess and maintain a valid State of California Paramedic License (NREMT is not a substitute).
Certificate: Must possess Firefighter II Certification.
Copies of the CA Paramedic License and Firefighter II Certification must be attached to the application in order for your application to continue in the process.
In addition, candidate must possess a current Driver License, must be at least 18 years of age, and have completed High School (or equivalent).
AT THE INTERVIEW: Applicant must provide a copy of current ACLS & CPR/BLS cards. Desired Qualifications The ideal candidate will possess three (3) years or more of experience as a Firefighter Paramedic, and possess ICEMA Paramedic certification.
Selection Process There will be an online assessment of medical knowledge.
Details of the online assessment process will be emailed once the recruitment has closed. All communications regarding the remainder of the selection process will be via email. Please be sure the email provided on this application is always current; it is your responsibility to update your personal information. Update your Spam, Junk, Bulk and Firewall settings as needed to ensure that you receive all information pertaining to this recruitment.
IMPORTANT: The ability to take pre-employment tests online is a privilege. Please do not take advantage of this benefit. Also, be aware that applicants may be required to take parallel versions of these tests in a proctored setting in order to confirm their identities as the original test takers.
Application Procedure: To be considered for this excellent opportunity, please complete and submit the online employment application and supplemental questionnaire by 5:00 pm, March 5, 2021. Resumes will not be accepted in lieu of the application and/or supplemental questionnaire.
To ensure timely and successful submission of your online application, please allow ample time to complete and submit your application before the posted filing deadline. Applicants will be automatically logged-out if they have not submitted the application and all required materials prior to the posted deadline. Once your application has been successfully submitted you will receive an onscreen confirmation and an email. We recommend that you save and/or print these for your records. Please note, if you do not receive an onscreen confirmation and an email acknowledging our receipt of your application we have not received your application.
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Early this morning our #USAR members were able to reunite “Gray”, a 5 year old husky, with her owner after being stuck in a storm drain overnight. #Local935
See full release below:
Crews Rescue Dog From Drain
This morning at 9:53 San Bernardino County Fire crews were dispatched to assist San Bernardino Animal Control with a dog stuck in a drain. Local residents called and advised that the dog had been there overnight.
ME228 arrived to find a large husky stuck behind a drain opening. The dog had made access through a storm drain and eventually came to a small dead end. Attempts to have the dog back out were unsuccessful. No immediate or close access was found to easily rescue the dog. Rescue 72 (R72) was requested to assist with their specialized tools and Urban Search and Rescue (USAR) trained personnel. R72, ME228 & San Bernardino Animal Control personnel worked together to form a plan to safely gain access and rescue the dog. Personnel utilized concrete cutting saws, jack hammers, root-hammer drills and hand tools to gain access. Crews provided fresh air to the dog via ventilation fan.
After about two hours the dog was rescued. Animal Service personnel did an assessment of the dog and it appeared to be uninjured. Animal Control Staff located the owner to arrange for pick up. By late afternoon Gray (the five-year Husky) was reunited with her owner.
Incident: Animal Rescue Date / Time: 1/4/2021 9:53AM Location: La Verne x Love Ln, San Bernardino ... See MoreSee Less
#Local935 outreach meeting for our members in the north desert this morning. President @JGrigoli providing an update on issues in the county, future funding stability, and #COVID19 @CAFirefighters @IAFFNewsDesk