Firefighter / Paramedic

Firefighter/EMS

Come be a part of the change! The Biddeford Fire Department is growing, adding more positions and shifting its focus to be the best at training, staff development and retention.  

The City of Biddeford is looking for qualified, progressive, and motivated career-oriented individuals to work in an active, forward-thinking department that responds to an annual emergency call volume of over 5,300 runs. The department operates with the most state-of-the-art equipment and has a strong focus on EMS. We are currently increasing shift staffing and placing a high focus on staff training and development. 

Eligible candidates must:

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • High school graduate or equivalent
  • EMT basic certified with preference given to Advanced EMTs, Paramedics and candidates with Firefighter I and II certifications
  • Pass a background check, job performance assessment, fitness and medical evaluations and other testing 

All candidates not having Firefighter I and II certification must be willing to obtain it.  All candidates that have only a Basic EMT certification must be willing to obtain at least an Advanced EMT Certification.

Please submit a cover letter, resume, and certifications to:

Biddeford Fire Department
152 Alfred Street
Biddeford, Maine 04005

or

Email to: diana.depaolo@biddefordmaine.org


Benefit Package Highlights

  • Up to 6-year lateral transfer with a starting 6-year paramedic pay of $26.14 per hour with a weekly salary of $1,097.88 and an annual salary of $57,089.76, and 144 hours of vacation time
  • 25 years, no age 2/3 Salary MainePers Defined Benefit Retirement Plan
  • Health Insurance with Co-pay support
  • Dental, Vision, and disability insurance available
  • 457 Deferred Compensation Plan available
  • Flex Medical/Dependent Plan
  • Retirement Health Savings Plan
  • Up to $6,000 Student Loan Re-Payment
  • Shift time off to attend paramedic school and other selected trainings
  • $600 uniform allowance after your 1st year of employment
  • 24-hour shift schedule
  • Overtime opportunities
  • No residency requirement