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DC Fire and EMS is currently hiring the following positions

*Vaccination Requirement: The Government of the District of Columbia values the safety of our employees, our residents, and our visitors. In support of these values, if you are selected for any positiomn within DC Fire and EMS, you must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, except when vaccination is not medically advised or violates your sincerely held religious beliefs. If you are invited to join our team, you must submit proof that you are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 to your initial HR representative, or you must request an exemption from your representative. New employees must either provide proof of vaccination or be granted a medical or religious exemption before working with the Government of the District of Columbia.

1) Firefighter/Paramedic
Closing Date: May 28, 2022

DC Fire and EMS 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 Fire and EMS 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) Fire Cadet
Closing Date: June 2, 2022

This position is designated as a “Fire and EMS Cadet” and as such is a temporary position used as a recruitment and training position for young residents of the District of Columbia to become responsible for improving the life of residents of the District of Columbia by providing the most effective and efficient services in protecting lives and property.

Also, DC Fire and EMS provides quality, compassionate and competent state of the art basic and advanced life support emergency medical care to the acutely ill or injured patient and provides expeditious transportation to the appropriate hospital around the clock, 365 days a year.

The Fire and EMS Cadet is assigned to the DC Fire and EMS Training Academy and will complete the full complement of Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician training within a one-year period under the direction of the Training Academy. Fire and EMS Cadets will be responsible for assisting at special events, including fire prevention and safety activities that fall within their duty hours.

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.