The Los Angeles County Fire Department posted an exam bulletin Tuesday for a priority recruitment of paramedics.
This specific exam is only for applicants who already have a valid, non-probationary paramedic license, issued by the California Emergency Medical Services Authority. Applicants must also have 12 months of experience as a paramedic running 9-1-1 calls.
The Los Angeles County Fire Department will begin accepting applications for this priority paramedic recruitment beginning Monday, Jan. 7, 2019.
Additionally, in the spring of 2019, a second exam will be offered to all those interested in applying for Fire Fighter Trainee. The Fire Fighter Trainee exam will require applicants to have a valid Emergency Medical Technician Certificate, issued by the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians.
Both exams will assist the Los Angeles County Fire Department in filling critical firefighter paramedic and firefighter vacancies to sustain the necessary level of emergency staffing in the communities we serve.
“We are pleased to officially begin the process of recruiting new team members who will join us in in carrying out our daily mission of protecting lives and property in the communities we serve,” said Los Angeles County Fire Chief Daryl L. Osby. “While we anticipate this exam will be competitive, we commend applicants for embarking on this exciting journey towards a rewarding career as a Los Angeles County firefighter – a career that provides fulfillment, purpose, and excitement.”
Information regarding both exams can be found by visiting the Department’s Fire Fighter Trainee/Paramedic and Fire Fighter Trainee Exam Information webpage at http://www.fire.lacounty.gov/be-a-firefighter/recruitment-exam.