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Employment Positions with Fire & EMS









DC Fire and EMS is currently hiring the following positions...

1) Firefighter/Paramedic
Closing Date: May 22, 2021

This position is in the DC Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (DC FEMS). DC FEMS provides fire suppression, technical rescue, fire prevention, education, and pre-hospital care and transportation services to people within the District to protect life and property.  

DC FEMS firefighter paramedics can work in a fast-paced, high call volume jurisdiction with unique and high-profile special events related to its status as the Nation’s Capital. The Department’s diverse mission also gives firefighter paramedics the opportunity to apply for positions in all four of its disciplines throughout their careers. Firefighter/Paramedic is assigned to one of approximately thirty-three fire stations throughout the District of Columbia. The incumbent will primarily travel by Medic Unit and Fire Unit in a prompt and efficient manner in response to calls for emergency medical care of critically ill or injured patients.

2) Training Instructors (2)
Closing Date: April 18, 2021

This position is located in the District of Columbia Fire and Emergency Medical Services Department (D CFEMS), Training Academy Division. The primary purpose of the position is to serve as an instructor for initial certification and re-certification courses for DCFEMS Emergency Medical Technician – Basic (EMT), Emergency Medical Technician – Paramedic (paramedic), new hires, and current members, as well as members of other District and federal agencies as needed.

These courses include those that fall under the auspices of the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), the National Association of EMT’s (NAEMT), and the American Heart Association (AHA), as well as other courses specified by the EMS Training Administrator and Deputy Fire Chief (DFC) of Training. 

Notice of Non-Discrimination

Notice of Non-Discrimination: In accordance with the D.C. Human Rights Act of 1977, as amended, DC Official Code, Section 2-1401.01 et. seq., (Act) the District of Columbia does not discriminate on the basis of actual or perceived: race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, personal appearance, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, familial status, family responsibilities, matriculation, political affiliation, genetic information, disability, source of income, or place of residence or business. Sexual harassment is a form of sex discrimination which is also prohibited by the Act. In addition, harassment based on any of the above-protected categories is prohibited by the Act. Discrimination in violation of the Act will not be tolerated. Violators will be subject to disciplinary action.