Dalton - Firefighter/Emt and Paramedic

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Department Dalton Fire Department
Job TitleFirefighter/Emt and Paramedic
Salary$25 - $29 per hour depending on certifications
Location Dalton, MA

Job Announcement

Dalton Fire Department, MA Public Safety Jobs

Firefighter, EMT, Paramedic  

The Town of Dalton, is seeking several qualified full-time (48 hours a week) Firefighter/EMTs to fill full-time shifts (weekdays and weekends) also per diems for the Dalton Fire District

The work week 24 hours on, 24 hours off, 24 hours on, 5 days off.  Overtime available.

Firefighter/EMTs are stationed at the firehouse/ambulance bay and provide emergency response to medical and fire calls. Position also includes related administrative tasks as well as cleaning and maintenance of firehouse, apparatus and related equipment.

Requirements: Must have valid driver’s license and hold current certification for Massachusetts EMT-Basic (Paramedic preferred). Preference will be given to applicants holding Massachusetts or Pro Board Firefighter I/II certification or are willing to obtain Firefighter status. Must be able to take initiative and work independently.

To respond to all emergencies that may require the services of the fire department, with the first objective being the prevention of personal injury or loss of life. These tasks are performed under adverse conditions, with decisions being made under tension and pressure when life and property may be at stake. Firefighting today requires compassion, empathy, teamwork, emotional intelligence as well as strength, and agility. Firefighting involves the lifting of equipment such as generators and hydraulic rescue power units. It also includes carrying and raising ladders, carrying and advancing hose lines into burning buildings and up over ladders, rescuing people from burning buildings by carrying them downstairs or over ladders; as well as lifting and carrying emergency medical patients on a stretcher is required, among other tasks. This may also include performing lifesaving measures at a fire or emergency medical scene such as cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR). Dalton Firefighters need to perform medical aid and necessary medical procedures, up to their appropriate level of training and or their currently established medical protocols through the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT) and or the Massachusetts Department of Emergency Medical Services (OEMS).

Job Type: Full-time

Pay: $25 - $29 per hour depending on certifications 


  • Dental insurance

  • Employee assistance program

  • Flexible spending account

  • Health insurance

  • Paid time off

  • Vision insurance


  • Day shift

  • Holidays

  • Night shift

  • Overnight shift

  • Overtime

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Dalton, MA 01226: Reliable commute or

  • Work Location: In person

Please direct questions regarding this position to Melanie.Roucoulet@daltonfiredistrict.org

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