Klamath County Fire District 1
  • 13-Sep-2021 to 30-Sep-2021 (PST)
  • Klamath Falls, OR, USA
  • 4214.30
  • Other
  • Full Time

Pay & Benefits ? KCFD1 offers competitive compensation & an outstanding benefit package including Oregon PERS retirement. KCFD1 offers completely paid medical, dental, and vision insurance to employees and their families, contributes to an HRA/Veba, provides a $20,000 AD&D policy, and has an educational reimbursement program.

Klamath County Fire District 1 (KCFD1) is establishing a hiring list for Paramedic position (EMS, non-firefighting). Personnel will be scheduled to work a 56-hour (48/96 shift schedule). The Eligibility Lists will remain in effect for 6 months or until exhausted. Once the final eligibility lists are established, KCFD1 reserves the right to choose the candidate(s) that meet the department's needs at the time of an actual opening(s). Candidates will be conditionally offered a position by licensure level (Paramedic and EMT). Based upon need and individual's qualifications, the District may consider lateral transfers of EMS personnel to Firefighter.


EMS personnel are responsible for carrying out the duties assigned by the supervising Company Officer. EMS personnel are required to work in strict compliance with all rules and regulations that govern Klamath County Fire District No. 1 (KCFD1). This position responds to calls for basic and advanced life support emergency medical services, during day to day operations, and mass casualty and man-made/natural disasters; performs Interfacility Transports including treatment to scope; provides EMS standby at events and incidents, provides non-emergency medical treatment according to Standing Orders; operates KCFD1 vehicles, specialized equipment, and tools; assists in routine maintenance, cleaning, and inspection of KCFD1 vehicles, equipment, facilities, and tools; and may be responsible for project work.


Family - We are committed to promoting respect for one another, working together, and being caring, compassionate, and loyal to our families both at home and within the organization.

Teamwork ? We promote teamwork through respect and courtesy, while upholding professional standards. We are accountable to each other and to the customers we serve.

Integrity ? We are honest and fair in our dealings with our customers and each other. We are honorable and respectful to our profession. We expect each other to promote trustworthiness, openness, and sincerity.

Customer Service ? We are committed to providing the community with the highest level of professional and courteous customer service. We demonstrate absolute respect for each other and members of the public. We maintain a level of operational readiness to assure a decisive and effective response to emergencies for maximum life safety and protection of the environment through incident stabilization.

Fiscal Responsibility ? We take very seriously the stewardship of public funds. Therefore, we practice ethical and fiscally prudent spending in order to maintain operational readiness that fosters public trust.


KCFD1 provides fire protection to a 192 square mile area that includes the City of Klamath Falls and surrounding suburban and rural areas. In addition, KCFD1 is assigned an Ambulance Service Area of an additional 300 square miles and provides ALS transport within the total area. There are currently 60 line personnel assigned to four (4) engine companies and three (3) ambulance crews that respond from four (4) active fire stations. In 2018, KCFD1 responded to 7,192 emergency calls for service, of which 78% were medical related.


Consideration will be given to any combination of education and experience that would reflect meeting the qualifications.

As a condition of employment, must maintain certifications required by the Fire District's Supervising Physician and Oregon EMS license, at least to the level of certification at time of hire.


High School diploma or equivalent.


  • Valid Oregon driver's license and maintain a safe driving record throughout the duration of employment.
  • Current CPR Card.
  • EVOC certified, NFPA Driver, or equivalent.
  • Must have DPSST, IFSAC or Pro-Board Emergency Responder (Awareness and Operations).
  • IS 100, 200, 700.


Current Oregon EMT licensure.


Oregon or National Paramedic Registry. Candidates must obtain and provide proof of Oregon licensure by date of hire;

AHA ACLS Certification.

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