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Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-EMT

Alcorn State University
Lorman, Mississippi, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Jan 2, 2024

Job Details

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Position Information

Job Title
Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-EMT

FLSA Status
Non Exempt

Posted Salary Range

Employment Status
Full Time

Enviroment Health & Safety

Job Summary

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician-Basic ( EMT Basic) responds to emergency calls to provide efficient and immediate care to the critically ill and injured, and to transport the patient to a medical facility. Receives calls from the dispatcher and drives the ambulance to address or location given, using the most expeditious route, depending on traffic and weather conditions. The Firefighter/ EMT -B must observe traffic ordinances and regulations concerning emergency vehicle operation.

Knowledge Skills and Abilities

* Functions in uncommon situations
* Has a basic understanding of stress response and methods to ensure personal well-being
* Has an understanding of body substance isolation
* Understands basic medical-legal principles
* Functions within the scope of care as defined by the state, regional and local regulatory agencies
* Complies with regulations on the handling of the deceased, notifies authorities and arranges for protection of property and evidence at the scene

Essential Job Functions

* Opening and maintaining the patient’s airway
* Ventilating patients
* Administering cardiopulmonary resuscitation, including use of automated external defribrillators
* Providing pre-hospital emergency medical care of simple and multiple system traumas such as:
* controlling hemorrhage
* treatment of shock (hypo-perfusion)
* bandaging wounds
* immobilization of painful, swollen, or deformed neck or spine
* providing emergency medical care to assist in emergency childbirth
* manage general medical complaints of altered mental status, respiratory, cardiac, diabetic, allergic reaction, seizures, poisoning behavioral emergencies, environmental emergencies and psychological crises.
* Additional care is provided based upon assessment of the patient and obtaining historical information
* Searching for medical identification emblems as a guide to appropriate emergency medical care
* Assisting patients with prescribed medications, including sublingual nitroglycerin, epinephrine auto injectors and hand-held aerosol inhalers
* Administration of oxygen, oral glucose and activated charcoal
* Reassuring patients and bystanders by working in a confident, efficient manner
* Avoiding mishandling and undue haste while working expeditiously to accomplish the task where a patient must b extricated form entrapment, the EMT -B assesses the extent of injury and gives all possible emergency care and protection to the entrapped patient and uses the prescribed techniques and appliances for safely removing the patient
* If needed, the EMT -B radios the dispatcher for additional help or special rescue and/or utility services
* Provides simple rescue service if the ambulance has not been accompanied by a specialized unit
* After extrication, provides additional care in triaging the injured in accordance with standard emergency procedures


High School Diploma or GED
National Registry Certified
One year experience as an EMT Basic
CPR Certified
Considerations will be given to students who are attending The National Register Class for EMT Basic and can obtain their National Certification within 1 year

Licensing and Certifications

Must be a licensed Emergency Medical Technician

Physical Requirements

Work in noisy (above 85 decibels) areas

Sedentary Work - Exerting 10 pounds

Light Work - Exerting up to 20 pounds

Medium Work - Exerting 20-50 pounds

Heavy Work - Exerting 50-100 pounds

Very Heavy Work - Exerting in excess of 100 pounds


Extended Work Hours

Posting Detail Information

Posting Number

Number of Vacancies


Position End Date (if temporary)

Open Date

Close Date

Open Until Filled

EEO Statement

Alcorn State University

Equal Employment Opportunity and Notice of Non-Discrimination
Alcorn State University is an affirmative action and equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, veteran status, or genetic information. Alcorn State University is committed to providing access, equal opportunity and reasonable accommodation for individuals with disabilities in employment, its services, programs, and activities.

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Excellent Benefits Package

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Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter/Letter of Application
  3. Unofficial Transcripts
  4. Letter of Recommendation (Professional)
  5. Letter of Recommendation (Personal)
  6. Letter of Recommendation (Professional or Personal)
  7. License
Optional Documents


Alcorn State University

A great educational choice, Alcorn State University in Mississippi is a place of purpose, history, and discovery, and the nation's oldest, land-grant HBCU

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