The town of Belchertown is accepting applications for a full-time Firefighter/Paramedic to respond to fire alarms and to assist in combating and extinguishing fires, and/or to perform Advanced Life Support in addition to other emergency medical assistance as required.  Paramedic designation is preferred but EMT Basic would be considered and required to complete Massachusetts Paramedic Program within two years of hiring.

The annual starting pay for Firefighter/Paramedic is $60,496.80; the EMT Basic annual starting pay is $53,617.20 based on an average 42 hour week working 24-hours on, 24-hours off, 24-hours on and 5-days off.  Successful candidates must reside within 12 air miles from the Belchertown Fire Department, 10 North Main Street, Belchertown, MA 01007, or not exceed a travel time of 30 minutes to the same per an online direction website.  Members will have a time period of six months after the completion of their probationary period to meet the requirement, all established by a collective bargaining agreement.

Applicants must possess a valid Massachusetts driver’s license, EMT Paramedic certifications, Firefighter I and II certifications or have the ability to complete the Massachusetts Firefighting Academy Recruit Training Program upon hire, CPR certification.  Must not use tobacco products.  Successful candidates shall be financially responsible to provide verification leading up to current documentation in passage of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts firefighter physical abilities test (PAT) prior to work start.

A job description for this position and an employment application are available by calling the Select Board’s office at (413) 323-0403 during regular business hours.  Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.