Tiverton - Firefighter/EMT

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Department Tiverton Fire Department
Job TitleFirefighter/EMT
Deadline Jul 1, 2024 11:59 PM Eastern
Registration Fee$35.00
Location Tiverton, RI
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To protect life and property by combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires and providing emergency medical assistance at an advanced level.


Firefighter is a journey-level classification. Incumbents are expected to perform the full range of duties of a Firefighter.


General supervision is provided by superior officers.


Depending upon assignment, duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Respond to fire with a fire company, enter burning buildings with hose lines, operate nozzles, and extinguish the fire as directed.
  • Operate hand fire extinguishers, fog nozzles, and similar equipment in extinguishing fires; raise, lower, and climb ladders; and ventilate burning buildings to carry off smoke and gases.
  • Rescue persons from danger and administer medical aid as necessary.
  • Perform salvage operations such as throwing covers, evacuating water, removing debris, and performing general cleanup at the fire scene.
  • Perform routine housekeeping duties at a fire station, such as mowing grass, making beds, cleaning walls, washing windows, and sweeping floors.
  • Perform limited repair and maintenance work on fire equipment and apparatus.
  • Attend in-service training sessions to learn firefighting strategies and tactics, equipment operation, medical aid, and street and hydrant locations.
  • Perform business inspections.
  • Make presentations on fire safety and burn prevention to schools, service clubs, or other public gatherings.
  • Promote fire safety and burn prevention among public contacts.
  • Perform related duties as assigned.



  • Competitive salary wages as outlined in the union contract.

EMS incentive:

  • EMT- Cardiac $62.50 Per week
  • Paramedic Certification $72.50 Per week


Clothing Allowance:  $1300.00 per year

Vacation Leave

                Six Months service to less than one year of service                         60 working hours of leave
                One year to less than five years of service                                       108 working hours of leave
                Five years to less than fifteen years’ service                                    180 working hours of leave
                Fifteen years to less than twenty years’ of service                            204 working hours of leave
                Twenty years or more of service                                                       252 working hours of leave


Personal Leave

Each member shall also receive 24 hours of Personal Leave each year

Sick Leave

20 working hours of sick leave per month

Paid Holidays:

                New Year’s Day                  Thanksgiving Day                   Easter Sunday

                Labor Day                           Armistice Day                        President’s Day

                Independence Day               Victory Day                            Memorial Day

                Christmas Day                     Columbus Day                      Martin Luther King Day

All Employees who are on duty during the shift commencing on Easter Day, Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day shall receive an additional holiday pay.

Health Coverage

                Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Solutions Health Savings Account with Vision Rider

                                Single Plan $2000.00 Co-share

                                Family Plan $4000.00 Co-share

                Delta Dental Coverage

Retirement Package

The State of Rhode Island Optional Plan for Police and Firemen (G. L. 45-21. 2-1et seq.) and 45-21.1-22 section, as amended. With 25 Twenty Five years of service.



  • Tiverton is a Town located in the South East corner of Rhode Island, abutting the Fifth largest city in Massachusetts, Fall River.
  • The Population of Tiverton is approximately 17,000.
  • The Tiverton Fire Department currently has two (2) active open positions we are looking to fill.
  • The Tiverton Fire Department provides both Fire and Emergency Services with a total call volume of 3,600 calls.
  • We provide Mutual Aid to Fall River Mass, Little Compton RI, Westport Mass, Portsmouth RI and all surrounding communities.
  • The Town of Tiverton is bordered on the west by the Sakonnet River and is connected to Aquidneck Island by the Sakonnet River Bridge.
  • The department operates out of three fire stations, operating the following equipment;
    • 2 Engines
    • 1 Ladder
    • 2 Advance Life Support Ambulances
    • 1 Tanker carrying 2500 gallons of water.
    • 1 Squad unit
    • 19’ Center Console Boat
    • 14’ Boston Whaler



  • Interviews with the Tiverton Personnel Board
  • Interviews with Department Officers
  • Must pass a medical evaluation
  • Must pass a Psychological Evaluation
  • Extensive Background check


Tiverton Fire Department, RI Public Safety Jobs

Please direct questions regarding this position to joferreira@tivertonfire.com

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