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EMT Basic- Big Flats Firefighter

Global Medical Response
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United States, New York, Corning
25 East Pulteney Street (Show on map)
May 24, 2024

JOB TITLE: EMT Basic / Firefighter

LOCATION: Corning, NY (Big Flats Base)

FLSA: Non-Exempt

Starting pay is $17.99/hr. and up, for FT hires, based on years of experience!


The AMR Emergency Medical Technician Basic (EMT-B) responds to emergency and non-emergency calls and delivers high quality patient care and customer service within the prescribed scope of practice, established protocols and company policies.

The AMR EMT-B / Firefighter under general supervision, performs fire prevention, fire suppression, hazardous material incident response, and emergency rescue and medical assistance duties to protect life and property.


  • Maintains thorough familiarity with treatment protocols, response requirements and quality assurance procedures in system in which assigned
  • Maintains awareness of any and all changes in the system components and company policy
  • Continuously maintains the level and type of certification(s) consistent with performing tasks in the system to which assigned
  • Complies with all state and company requirements for operation of motor vehicles
  • Operates a company vehicle in accordance with company policy and safe practices
  • Develops ability to quickly and safely locate addresses through knowledge of number systems and street layouts
  • Ensures that unit remains in a state of readiness in terms of mechanical reliability, medical supply and equipment, cleanliness and appearance standards
  • Reports immediately to the Lead Paramedic any discrepancies in vehicle or equipment standards that could compromise the unit's ability to complete a call
  • Completes all appropriate documentation as outlined in company policy
  • Reports all problems and unusual occurrences immediately to the Lead Paramedic, Supervisor or Operations
  • Maintains a professional appearance by adhering to hygiene and uniform standards
  • Attends all mandatory in-services
  • Maintains a cooperative working relationship with allied health and public safety personnel
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation or patient assessment and treatment as applicable to system or operations which assigned
  • Maintains complete and accurate documentation of patient statistical and billing information and services rendered
  • Adheres to medical treatment protocol
  • Uses/operates appropriate communications equipment, medical equipment, cleaning equipment, office equipment and tools
  • Appropriately uses medical equipment such as gurney, airway equipment/airway bag, IV, splints, bandages, and medications in rendering proper emergency medical treatment to patients
  • Reads road maps, drives vehicles, and accurately discerns street signs and address numbers
  • Reads medication/prescription labels and directions for usage in quick, accurate, and expedient manner
  • Communicates verbally with patients and significant others in various environments to interview patient, family members, and bystanders
  • Ability to discern deviations/changes in eye/skin coloration due to patient's condition and to the treatment given
  • Converses with dispatchers and EMS providers via phone or ratio as to the status of the patient
  • Adheres to all company policies and procedures
  • Adheres to and complies with all information systems security and policies

Non-Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Performs other duties as assigned


Customer Service

  • Conducts fire safety, home safety, fire extinguisher and pre-fire planning inspections
  • Provides information to the public, installs smoke detectors, conducts station tours, visits schools, and participates in public education standbys
  • Position requires cooperative/supportive interaction with co-workers, supervisors, doctors, and other healthcare workers
  • Interacts with representatives of other City departments, other fire departments and local, state, and federal agencies

Fire Suppression

  • Performs fire suppression duties by responding to emergency fire alarms
  • Assists in the suppression of structural, residential, commercial, industrial, chemical, petroleum, vehicle, aircraft, and Wildland fires, applying the appropriate extinguishing agents to the source of the fire
  • Operates various pieces of fire equipment and gear for fire suppression and control; drives and operates fire apparatus; search and rescue; ventilation and salvage operations
  • Provides written reports detailing specific firefighting and rescue actions taken on scene
  • Responds and operates fire apparatus from mini-rescue units to Class A fire apparatus and an Arial platform truck
  • Works closely with ARFF unit at Elmira-Corning Regional Airport (Department 1)


  • Conducts daily and weekly vehicle and equipment inspections as assigned
  • Ensures all vehicle and equipment discrepancies are documented and reported to the on-duty Fire Captain


  • Participates in all required training sessions, including, but not limited to, live fire drills, performance evaluation drills, ongoing skills maintenance, practice and training, annual OSHA drills, EMS major skills and any other mandatory Company training



  • High School diploma or GED.
  • Emergency Medical Technician training and certification as required by State of County to which assigned
  • NYS Firefighter 1 (or equivalent) - Qualified Interior Firefighter
  • NYS EVOC with experience responding with Class A Fire Apparatus
  • NYS Pump Operations with experience, preferred
  • Valid State Driver's License
  • Basic Cardiac Life Support (BCLS/CPR) certification for all EMT levels

Knowledge and Skills:

  • Some past work experience, preferably in healthcare desired
  • Must be able to drive an ambulance and have a driving record in compliance with AMR policy regarding insurability.
  • Effective oral and interpersonal communication skills

Physical Requirements

  • Must be able to successfully pass Physical Agility Test
  • Aptitudes required for work of this nature are good physical stamina, endurance, and body condition that would not be adversely affected by frequently having to walk, stand, lift, carry, and balance at times
  • Must be able to lift, drag, hoist, and carry different types of equipment and other objects

EEO Statement

Global Medical Response and its family of companies are an Equal Opportunity Employer, which includes supporting veterans and providing reasonable accommodations for individuals with a disability.