Firefighter Paramedic 2022

Job Notice

The City of Ashland has openings for full-time Firefighter-Paramedics in the Division of Fire
Matt Miller, Mayor
Richard Anderson, Fire Chief

APPLICATION PACKET will be accepted until November 7, 2022, 3pm.

Is this a job for me?

What  You'll Do:

  • Respond to emergency calls and assist with the control and suppression of fires (make openings in buildings for ventilation and entrance; cut holes in roofs and floors when necessary; lay hose and operate pumping engines to ensure proper pressure; rescue persons trapped in burning buildings; participate in salvage work; operate engines, trucks, and other equipment)
  • Respond to calls for emergency medical treatment and provide any and all services which a paramedic is legally permitted to perform (cardiac monitoring; electrical interventions to support or correct the cardiac function; airway procedures; the administering of drugs and intravenous fluids; etc.); operate rescue squad vehicle to respond to emergency medical situations
  • Respond to other types of emergency rescue or emergency assistance situations (hazardous material spills, confined space rescues, trench rescues, etc.)
  • Clean up and restore or replenish equipment after returning from emergency calls
  • Demonstrate regular and predictable attendance
  • Maintain required licensure and certification
  • Perform miscellaneous duties as assigned

We're looking for someone who:

  • Is a team player who is "Dedicated to Service"
  • Will maintain absolute confidentiality
  • Has excellent interpersonal skills with the public, co-workers, and across City departments
  • Is between age 21 and 35 on the date of appointment. If an applicant has continuous service in one of the past two years, and is in good standing with another public fire division, then the age limit may extend to age 40
  • Has a valid Ohio Driver's License (or can obtain one before appointment to the position)
  • Has a current Ohio EMT-Paramedic certification or a Letter from an accredited EMT-P program stating that the applicant is enrolled and in good standing
  • Must have excellent physical condition and be able to pass a work related ability test
  • Has a high school diploma or equivalent

Compensation and Benefits


  • $53,431 beginning base pay
  • Step and annual wage increases as outlined in the contract
  • Clothing allowance, stipends, as outlined in the contract
  • 11 paid holidays that can be used as PTO or paid out at the end of the year
  • Year round work, no furloughs
  • Pension through OP&F
  • Available 457 plan

Insurance eligibility day one, no waiting period:

  • Major medical insurance (monthly premium is heavily subsidized by the City)
  • HRA provided by the City
  • $40k term life insurance (paid entirely by the City)
  • Voluntary term life insurance
  • Dental insurance
  • Vision
  • FSA, medical
  • FSA, dependent care
  • Accident
  • Critical Illness
  • Short Term Disability
  • Long Term Disability

Paid Time Off:

  • Sick leave begins accruing immediately, plus the City accepts sick leave transfers from qualifying public employers
  • Personal days
  • Vacation

How to Apply

Candidate must complete and submit each of the following forms. 

1) Return completed/signed application packet* no later than 3:00 p.m. on November 7, 2022 
APPLICATION PACKET 2022  This link is for the complete packet which includes a .pdf of all of the following documents:

INFORMATION RELEASE  - must be notarized

  Additional Required Documents Include Copies of :
      o Driver’s License
      o High School diploma or equivalent
      o Paramedic Certification or a letter stating that the applicant is enrolled and in good standing in an accredited EMT-P program
      o Prior service documentation (only if claiming an age exception)
      o DD214 (only if claiming military credit)  (To be eligible for military credit consideration, an applicant must have served on active duty in the armed forces of the United States for a period of one year (365 days) and have been honorably discharged. Additional military credit of 10% is given on the regular written portion of the entrance examination to those who present evidence at time of application. Additional credit is applied upon attainment of a passing grade.)


Application packets are not considered complete until ALL applicable items are received

2) Participate in the Video Testing

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022 at 0900 hrs. 

  • 206 Claremont Ave, Ashland, Ohio - 3rd Floor Council Chambers

  • Allow approximately 3 hours

  • Bring Photo ID

3) Participate in the Physical Ability Test

  • Saturday, November 12, 2022, immediately following the video testing

  • Bring Photo ID

 Additional Information



 Equal Opportunity Employer