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Camden Fire & Rescue

Camden. Maine

May 16, 2024

Camden Fire Department is accepting applications for a full-time Firefighter/EMT.

The Camden Fire Department is seeking motivated and customer service-oriented individuals to join our team of public safety professionals. We currently have one full-time vacancy. Upon successful completion of the process, those not selected for employment will remain on a hiring list. Pending voter approval on June 11, 2024 we anticipate (3) additional full-time Firefighter/EMT positions starting late summer 2024.

Applicants must hold a current Maine EMS License. EMTB is the minimum requirement with advanced license levels desirable. Compliance with Maine EMS rules is required. Pro-Board Firefighter II with Basic Pumps and EVOC/AVOC or equivalent certification is required. A valid Driver’s License is required. A high school diploma or equivalent is also a requirement. Fire Officer and Fire Inspector qualifications are desirable.

All candidates will complete a background check, pass a physical agility assessment, and participate in an interview process. Applications and job description are available from the Department by contacting Administrative Assistant Jeff Sukeforth; [email protected] or

Original, completed applications, resume and cover letter are due at the public safety building by May 31, 2024 at 330pm. Information about the town’s benefits package is available from the Administrative Assistant.

The Camden Fire Department serves the Town of Camden with a mutual aid agreement in place for all of Knox County including Lincolnville and Waldoboro. Camden has a year-round population of 5,200 which more than triples during the summer months. We are currently staffed with the Fire Chief and three full-time Firefighters who currently work a 12-hour shift on a 4-day rotating basis. We anticipate transitioning to 24-hour shifts during January/February 2025. The full-time staff is supplemented by part-time, on-call Firefighters. We are currently providing EMS first response with long-range goals of adding additional full-time staff over a period of 5 years as well as collaborating with other communities to develop a Fire/EMS response district. If the idea of helping develop the growth & transition to a Fire/EMS model with increased full-time staff appeals to you; this could be your opportunity!

Pay is comparable to communities in the Midcoast and the rate is based on qualifications/experience.

Additional information regarding this opportunity is available from Chief Chris Farley [email protected].

Firefighter/EMS - Career and Perdiem

Scarborough Fire Department

Scarborough, Maine

May 16, 2024

As the Scarborough community grows and changes, the Scarborough Fire Department is doing the same to meet the needs of protecting our residents and their property. If you want the opportunity to be a part of a Fire Service organization that will continue to grow and evolve over the course of your entire career, the Scarborough Fire Department may be a good fit for you. If you are highly motivated, passionate about our mission, and bring strong character, a love of the craft, and a desire to be a part of a special organization in a
special community, you may be a good fit for the Scarborough Fire Department.

Fulltime Firefighter/EMS: Our full-time staff is covered under a collective bargaining agreement which includes a competitive wage and an excellent benefits package including a 25 year, no age limit, 2/3 salary retirement plan. The current CBA allows for the recognition of up to five (5) years of applicable experience for lateral entry purposes, a $3,000 bonus for current Paramedics or a Paramedic Licensure advancement incentive program.

Perdiem Firefighter/EMS: This position offers employment to Firefighter/EMS providers to work perdiem Firefighter/EMS or driver/operator shifts. The schedule is flexible in that the employee can choose between regularly scheduled 24-hour shifts or 24 hours of weekend shifts monthly. There is the ability to pick up additional open shifts throughout the week and weekends above and beyond your scheduled shifts.

Employees in good standing will receive an annual 1.25% step increase each year effective the first pay week after 7/1. Employees are also eligible for an annual cost of living adjustment (COLA) based on the Employer Cost Index (ECI) for government employees.

Minimum requirements include: HS diploma or GED equivalent; interior structural firefighter certification or equivalent; completion of State certified AVOC/EVOC course; EMT license – AEMT or higher required for Perdiem Advanced EMS Provider; able to work in a team environment; able to work flexible hours including evenings, nights and weekends; hold a valid CPAT certification (within 1 year) or successful completion of a
physical ability test (PAT), and post-offer comprehensive physical exams.

Firefighter/Advance-EMT or Paramedic

Millinocket Fire Department

Millinocket, Maine

April 1, 2024

The Town of Millinocket is currently accepting applications for and opening (1) Full Time Fire Fighter/Advanced EMT or Paramedic to join its team. This is an immediate opening.

Minimum qualifications are as follows:

Education, Experience, Certifications, Licenses.

  • Must have a high school diploma or the equivalent (GED) and be 18 years of age.
  • Minimum of one year’s experience as a Licensed EMT.
  • Certification and licensure as an Advanced EMT or Paramedic.
  • Must maintain state-mandated continuing education requirements, including current American Heart Association (AHA) certification in Basic Life Support (BLS), Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Paramedic Inter-facility Transfer (PIFT) and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS), or equivalent.
  • Firefighter 1 & 2 or equivalent.
  • Must possess a valid clean Maine Driver’s License.
  • Must be EVOC certified.
  • Must be 100, 200, 700 & 800 NIMS certified or complete training within one year.
  • Basic Pumps Preferred
  • Hazmat Operations Level Preferred

Comprehensive Benefits Package:

  • 25 year/55 age Maine State Retirement Package Also Social Security.
  • 42 hours over 8 weeks. (Shift package is subject to change if necessary)
  • Family medical health coverage, paid vacations, PTO’S, and sick time.
  • Wage step increases.
  • Advanced pay scale $819.00 to $945.00 weekly (dependent on qualifications)
  • Paramedics pay scale $850.00 to $975.00 weekly (dependent on qualifications)

Applications and copy of job description may be picked up by calling the Town Office or on-line at (  Applications may be submitted by mail, faxed or email:

Human Resources Director

Town of Millinocket

197 Penobscot Avenue

Millinocket, ME    04462

207-723-7000 x5


[email protected]

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Biddeford Fire Department

Biddeford Maine

March 14, 2024

The City of Biddeford Fire Department (BFD) is seeking to fill full-time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedic vacancies (AEMT & Paramedics preferred). In the event this process results in multiple qualified candidates, a hiring eligibility list will be established for future openings.

This full-time position is a skilled firefighting and emergency medical position, and the candidate must be familiar with fire and EMS departmental operations. The department responds to over 5,400 calls for service annually, including calls for fire suppression, medical, and traumatic emergencies. Due to the geography of the City, the department must be prepared for emergencies on/in the Saco River, Ocean, Interstate-95 Highway, residential neighborhoods, commercial/industrial areas, railways, old textile mill complexes now turned residential/commercial, and senior residential facilities in a community of 30 square miles with a year round population of 22,500 that increases significantly in summer months. Biddeford is also home the University of New England (UNE).

BFD is a combination department with 51 full-time staffing, and serves the community from one full-time station, Headquarters-Central Station, in the center of the City, and one On-call Station at the Biddeford Pool on the coast. The City is currently working towards a future second full-time Station to be located in the eastern area of the City near the UNE campus. Command staff collaborate with IAFF Local 3107 Union to ensure the growth and development of the department. Learn more about the department on our website.

Pay & Benefits

Full-time Firefighter/EMT/AEMT/Paramedics are non-exempt, union positions. BFD offers qualified candidates full-time experience lateral starting pay and vacation commensurate with years of service.

Effective March 1, 2024, the base pay ranges are:

  • EMT- $24-$31/hour;
  • AEMT- $26.50-$33.50/hour;
  • Paramedic- $29-$36/hour.

Plus a COLA on July 1, 2024. See the Union CBA on-line for additional information.

The City promotes a work/life balance through its wellness opportunities, paid time off, and leave policies to support employees’ varying needs. Offerings include:

  • Health Insurance or Health Opt-Out Buyout (payment for having outside health coverage)
  • Dental & Vision Insurance
  • Life insurance
  • Flexible health spending account
  • Retirement health savings account with City match
  • 25-year 2/3 (3c) Retirement (MainePERS or an optional 457 deferred compensation plan)
  • 12 paid holidays per year; or these days can be used as time-off per CBA
  • Four weeks of Town paid parental leave, following the birth of an employee’s child or the placement of a child with an employee in connection with adoption or foster care.
  • Paid time off including 2 weeks of vacation upon completion of your first year and up to 5 weeks after 20 years of service; 12 sick days per year; and holiday pay may be used as time-off instead of payment
  • Educational support and tuition reimbursement program
  • Active EAP/behavioral health program
  • Annual clothing allowance per CBA

Where applicable, coverage is offered at the single, employee/spouse or domestic partner, and family levels. View the Employee Benefits Summary on the City’s website for more information.

Position Requirements

  • High School Diploma or equivalent;
  • Valid Motor vehicle operator’s license with no serious infractions;
  • Possess/obtain and maintain a Maine EMT/AEMT/Paramedic license as noted in contract or department policy throughout course of employment with BFD;
  • Firefighter II Certification or be able to complete the certification within a reasonable time determined by the Chief;
  • Any equivalent combination of knowledge, skills, abilities, and work experience may be considered.
  • Successfully pass the BFD Physical Ability Test (PAT) or hold a valid CPAT card/certificate; background check; and medical exam.

Hours & Schedule

This position works a forty-two (42) hour/week schedule. The schedule consists of a 24-hour shift, followed by 2 days off, a 24-hour shift, and 4 days off.

 How to Apply

Interested candidates must submit a resume and employment application to meet application requirements. Please submit the application and any supplemental materials online through the City’s Career Portal: Employment Opportunities | Biddeford, ME (

Paper copies of the employment application are available upon request. If you have questions or need assistance with the application process, please contact BFD Office Manager via email at [email protected] or call (207) 282-6632.

This is an open hiring process and interviews will be conducted at various times/dates

Upon review of applications, selected candidates will be invited to participate in the hiring process. This process will consist of a physical agility test (PAT), interview panel and assessment panel. Candidates will be notified whether they are selected to participate or not to participate in the hiring process.


Maine Fire Chiefs’ Association posts available positions for informational purposes only and is not responsible for the content and accuracy of each posting. Potential applicants are encouraged to verify job requirements, deadlines, and other information directly with each municipality. For more information, contact [email protected].