Charleston County Fire Department
To be eligible for these opportunities, applicants must have at the very least a high college diploma or equivalent combined with the following certifications and licensure:
- National Registry EMT, AEMT or Paramedic Certification
- Basic Life Support for Healthcare Providers
- Valid driver's license from any state
Paramedic applicants should have current ACLS official certification. Advanced pediatric (ACLS, PEPP, EPC) and traumatization (ITLS, PHTLS) certifications will also be favored for paramedic prospects.
The chosen candidate must have a legitimate South Carolina driver's license within thirty day period of hire. Listed here training is needed within a few months of employment: ICS 100, 200, 700, & 800.
Prospects must definitely provide copies of documents verifying their eligibility credentials with the completed application to include:
- EMS certifications
- Education diploma/degree
- Criminal records check
- Existing licensed 10 year driving record
Aside from the preceding, candidates should be able to: drive a crisis car, have exemplary communications skills (in person, over the radio/telephone, and written), work many different shifts, perform a multitude of duties with reliability and speed under some pressure, provide basic/advanced life support client attention, follow protection protocols, browse maps and discover locations inside the County, perform calmly in disaster situations, along with other EMT/Paramedic related tasks.
Knowledge must add, but is not restricted to: regulations of US DOT, FCC, DEA and SCDHEC in regards to the practice of emergency medical services, County and EMS policies and treatments, Charleston County location, vehicle extrication and rescue principles, client stabilization, health terminology, and defensive operating techniques. The EMT/Paramedic accounts for supplying basic/advanced life support patient care, interacting appropriately, guaranteeing the ability of vehicles and gear, maintaining uniforms and programs, going to education, and following protection guidelines and health protocols.
The purpose of our hiring procedure is always to offer all individuals the same opportunity at work while picking more competent prospects. Programs are received because of the County recruiting division and forwarded to your company in a batch following close for the existing application deadline. Candidates must certanly be nationwide Registry or SC DHEC certified (perhaps not provisional standing) is considered.
After review for completeness and minimal present certification level, we contact all individuals by e-mail for notification of a test day. It's the obligation of this candidate to help keep the Human Resources department, as well as our agency, encouraged of every alterations in details and cell phone numbers.
We conduct both written testing and scenario based testing as part of the hiring procedure. The written test includes 50-100 concerns taken from the National traditional Curriculum at proper EMT amount. After successful conclusion of both written and situation based screening candidates are interviewed, often the exact same time..
After the examination and choice procedure is completed, all successful applicants tend to be assessed. Brand new employees tend to be hired on a six-month probationary foundation.
Brand New Hire Orientation
The first month of employment contains an official direction system. The program includes formal classes in ambulance driving, county geographic and hospital familiarization, departmental functions and logistics, blood borne and airborne pathogens, dangerous materials operations, communications and provide, as well as time invested riding as third team on a medic product.
Shift and unit tasks are formulated primarily on the basis of system needs, although every work is made to accommodate individual needs and desires.
Campaigns in our department depend on a competitive process consisting of written and dental board examinations regarding familiarity with disaster medication, knowledge of policies and procedures, and ability to believe creatively to resolve industry dilemmas.