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Fairfield Benton Emergency Services

Fairfield, Maine

February 22, 2024


Currently taking applications for open full-time positions

24 hour shifts

56 hour work week with Kelly day

Base starting pay is $59,230 plus excellent benefits and overtime, stipend for AEMT and EMT-P

Lateral Transfer for pay and vacation

Maine State Retirement Plan 3C

Minimum Qualifications

High School Diploma

Maine State EMT-Basic, Candidate must be willing to obtain Advanced License within 1 year or next available class

FF 1 Willing to obtain FF2

EVOC or Maine Class B License

Pump operations certificate

We are located in the Town of Fairfield in Somerset County.  Fairfield has a large mix of rural area of residential homes, large in town area with many single family homes, multifamily homes, businesses, commercial businesses, industrial processing plant, 2 college campuses, large high school and junior high and multiple elementary schools.  Benton is across the Kennebec River and is a mix of residential and small businesses, with many more miles of rural areas.  The department protects approximately 85 square miles of territory and serves a population of around 9000 residents.

The department provides fire suppression, fire prevention, BLS and ALS non transporting EMS, and a host of other services to the Towns of Fairfield and Benton.  We are a combination department operating with a full-time staff of 7 personnel, 14 call members, and a full-time Fire Chief.  Operations are out of 1 station with 1 Rescue/Engine, 1 Tanker/Pumper, 75’ Quint, 5 Ton Brush Truck, Pickup utilized for EMS response.  We are licensed as a non-transporting Basic  EMS service permitted to the Paramedic level.  Trucks are equipped with LIFEPAK 15 monitors, LUKAS CPR Device and much more.

2023 calls for service totaled 1880 calls.  We respond to a wide variety of emergency calls for service throughout the year.


Deputy Chief of Operations and Training

Ellsworth Fire Department

Ellsworth, Maine

February 22, 2024

Position: Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and Training

Location: Ellsworth, Maine

Department: Ellsworth Fire Department

Job Type: Full-Time

Application Deadline: March 29, 2024

Salary:  DOQ, the City of Ellsworth, offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefit package.

About the Department:

The Ellsworth Fire Department is committed to protecting the lives, property, and environment of our community through proactive fire prevention, modern firefighting techniques, and advanced emergency medical services. With a dedicated team of professionals, we strive to maintain the highest standards of public safety and education.

Position Overview:

We are seeking a dynamic, experienced, and dedicated leader to join our team as the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and Training. The ideal candidate will bring proven expertise in managing complex Fire and EMS service operations and a passion for aggressive training and developing firefighting personnel. Reporting to the Fire Chief, the Deputy Fire Chief of Operations and Training plays a critical role in directing the day-to-day operations of the fire suppression, rescue, and emergency medical services while overseeing the department’s comprehensive training programs.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Direct and coordinate the activities of the Operations Division for Fire and EMS service delivery, ensuring effective response to fire, rescue, and emergency medical incidents.
  • Oversee the design, implementation, and evaluation of training programs for firefighting, EMS, and rescue operations.
  • Develop, implement, and manage policies, procedures, and standards to enhance operational readiness and safety.
  • Manage station and units, allocating resources strategically to optimize response times and service delivery.
  • Collaborate with other mutual aid departments and agencies to coordinate emergency management, training, and emergency response efforts.
  • Lead and mentor subordinate officers, promoting a culture of continuous improvement and professional development in conjunction with an achievable succession plan.
  • Participate in budget preparation, grant writing, and the administration of funds for operational needs and training initiatives.
  • Evaluate equipment, apparatus, and technology to ensure modern and efficient firefighting and EMS capabilities.
  • Ability to work with the Fire Inspector and Code Enforcement to establish a comprehensive Community Risk Reduction program. Be able to engage with the community to foster public trust and deliver education programs.
  • Assist with the investigation of fire scenes.


  • Bachelor’s degree in Fire Science, Public Administration, Emergency Management, or a related field (Master’s degree preferred).
  • Minimum of 10 years of progressively responsible experience in firefighting and emergency services, with at least 5 years in a command-level position (Battalion Chief or higher).
  • Current national certification as a Fire Officer II or higher, Fire Instructor II or higher, and Paramedic (Maine state or ability to obtain reciprocity)
  • Must be a Maine Fire Service Institute instructor or the ability to obtain within 1 year
  • Must be a Maine EMS instructor Coordinator to the Paramedic level or the ability to obtain within 1 year.
  • FEMA ICS 100, 200, 700, 800, 300 (additionally FEMA 400 preferred)
  • Extensive knowledge of modern firefighting tactics, training methodologies, and emergency medical procedures.
  • Background in fire department accreditation, credentialing, and strategic planning (preferred)
  • Exceptional leadership, communication, and interpersonal skills.

When applying online please attach a pdf copy of your cover letter and your resume.

Email PDF files of your cover letter, resume and City of Ellsworth Job Application ( to [email protected].

Mail paper copies of your cover letter, resume and City of Ellsworth Job Application ( to:

City of Ellsworth
Human Resources Department
One City Hall Plaza
Ellsworth, Maine 04605

Fire Fighter / Paramedic - Town of Bar Harbor

Bar Harbor Fire Department

Bar Harbor, Maine

February 17, 2024

Fire Fighter / Paramedic – Town of Bar Harbor

Summary Of Duties
A Firefighter/Paramedic serves as a dual-role member of the department, encompassing advanced emergency medical care responsibilities in addition to firefighting duties. Depending on the nature of the emergency, these personnel may provide basic and advanced life support, conduct extrication and rescue operations, or engage in firefighting and hazard control activities.

This position requires technical expertise and the ability to interact with patients, independently assess and treat medical emergencies, follow established advanced treatment protocols, supervise patient care, and document findings for medical records. Work is often carried out under stressful conditions and may involve exposure to contagious diseases, environmental hazards, chemicals, or physical violence.

WORK PERFORMED (in addition to firefighting duties)
In addition to firefighting duties, a Firefighter/Paramedic:
1. Provides basic and advanced life support to individuals at emergency scenes or during transport to medical facilities.
2. Administers emergency medical care, including hemorrhage control, intravenous therapy, medication administration, electrocardiogram interpretation, defibrillation, cardiopulmonary resuscitation, airway management, and fracture stabilization.
3. Records essential patient information, treatment details, vital signs, and scene observations.
4. Follows established medical protocols and communicates patient information to physicians.
5. Maintains daily response logs and equipment inventories.
6. Operates emergency vehicles during responses and patient transport to hospitals.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, ABILITIES, AND SKILLS (in addition to those of a Firefighter)
In addition to the qualifications of a Firefighter, a Firefighter/Paramedic possesses:
1. Training in advanced emergency medical procedures.
2. Proficiency in patient assessment techniques.
3. Knowledge of symptoms of medical emergencies and appropriate responses.
4. The ability to evaluate patient conditions and administer emergency medical care, including the use of emergency medications.
5. Skill in operating emergency vehicles.
6. Strong interpersonal and communication skills, enabling effective communication with medical directors, superiors, colleagues, and the public.
7. The ability to respond promptly and efficiently in emergency situations.

Completion of a standard senior high school or technical school program and successful completion of a basic emergency medical technician course. Paramedics must hold a license or certification obtained through specialized coursework in advanced prehospital emergency medicine, following recognized agency standards that adhere to the Department of Transportation EMS Curricula as a minimum scope of education

*Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to [email protected]

Public Safety Director

City of Old Town

Old Town, Maine

December 30, 2023

Classification: Salary – exempt

Salary Range: Commensurate with experience

The Public Safety Director is the overseer of the EMS, Fire and Police Departments. The Deputy Fire and Deputy Police Chiefs report directly to the Public Safety Director. The Public Safety Director has the authority of and is responsible for the management, direction and control of the operations and administration of the police, fire and ambulance services. The Deputies have day-to-day operational management responsibility at the Director’s behest, while the Director has primary administrative responsibility.

The Public Safety Director must be willing to work outside of normal office hours as needed.

This position reports to the City Manager who reviews and evaluates employee performance.

Essential Job Functions

The following duties are typical for this classification. Incumbents may not perform all of the listed duties and/or may be required to perform additional or different duties from those set forth below to address business needs and changing business practices. The Public Safety Director assumes full management responsibility and authority for all Public Safety services and activities;

  • Responsible for the oversight of the police, fire and ambulance services.
  • Serves as the Chief Officer of the departments comprising public safety.
  • Participates in the selection, promotion, evaluation, scheduling and discipline of sworn and civilian public safety employees.
  • Establishes goals, policies and procedures.
  • Directs and oversees all activities of the combined departments; Prepares and administers budgets for police, fire/ambulance and public safety.
  • Establishes, in accordance with City policy, appropriate service and staffing levels; monitors and evaluates the efficiency and effectiveness of service delivery methods and procedures; allocates resources accordingly.
  • Promulgates all general and special orders for public safety departments.
  • Responsible for the necessary delegation of authority to those under their command, commensurate with their duties and responsibilities.
  • Handles all official correspondence and other business of the public safety services.
  • Develop and adapt new techniques to improve the effectiveness of the public safety services in concert with the Deputy Police and Deputy Fire Chiefs.
  • Coordinates press and media relations for departmental activities.

Knowledge/Skills Required

  • Thorough knowledge of the principles, standards, and practices of public administration with special reference to personnel and budget administration.
  • Knowledge of supervisory practices, problem solving and analysis skills.
  • Extensive knowledge and experience in working with employee unions with the ability to negotiate fairly and equitably.
  • Thorough understanding of the principles and practices of disaster preparedness, response, and recovery.
  • Thorough knowledge of the street system and geography of the town.

Required Abilities Include

  • Supervise in a positive, respectful, and consistent manner while holding individuals accountable for their performance and behavior.
  • Plan, assign, and direct the work of subordinates.
  • Maintain satisfactory relationships with all City officials and the public.
  • Analyze the effectiveness of the public safety operations and adapt its response to changing conditions in the City.
  • Communicate professionally and effectively with a variety of public and private officials, other employees, and the public both orally and in writing.
  • Negotiate effectively in a firm, but cordial manner under sometimes adverse conditions.

Minimum Requirements

  • Associate degree in criminal justice, fire science, public administration, business administration, or related field; and
  • Ten years of experience as a supervisor in the police, fire, or emergency medical service field, or equivalent first responder service; or
  • Equivalent combination of training and experience.

Applicants must complete a City of Old Town employment application and provide a current resume.

Application is available on the City of Old Town’s website at

Review of applications will begin the week of January 15, 2024.

Applications will be accepted at the Old Town City Manager’s Office, 265 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Old Town, ME 04468

Please mark envelopes “Attn- Asst. City Manager Travis Roy”

The City of Old Town respects the necessity for confidentiality in these matters and will ensure that to the extent legally permissible.

The position will continue to be advertised until filled.

We are an equal opportunity employer and service provider.

Firefighter EMT/Paramedic

City of Bath Fire Rescue

Bath, Maine

November 29, 2023


City of Bath Fire & Rescue Department

The City of Ships is currently accepting applications for the position of full-time Firefighter/EMT. Our small, family-friendly city has recently been celebrated as one of the best small cities in America and a distinctive destination by the National Trust for Historic Preservation.

Lateral transfer pay and vacation accumulation are available for candidates with current career Fire/EMS service up to 10 years of experience.

The probationary starting wage for a Basic EMT is $25.71/hour, for an Advanced EMT is $26.23/hour, and for a Paramedic is $28.07/hour. On July 1, 2024, there will be a $0.50 increase and on January 1, 2025, there will be a 2% increase. The collective bargaining agreement expires June 30, 2025. This position is eligible for a generous benefits package including PTO, health insurance, vision insurance, dental insurance, and participation in a two-thirds retirement plan through the Maine State Retirement Program 3C (2/3@ 25yrs.). The Bath Fire & Rescue Department is a progressive department that provides an allowance for professional development.

Applicants must currently possess a valid driver’s license. The selected candidate must also possess a valid Maine Basic EMT; Advanced EMT; or Paramedic license prior to the job start date and be Firefighter I & II certified. *Exception to this requirement: if an applicant is licensed as a Paramedic without Firefighter I & II certification, the Paramedic applicant shall be eligible for hire, however, is required to obtain Firefighter I & II level certification within two years of hire date. Additionally, if an applicant possesses a Maine Basic EMT license, the applicant shall be eligible for hire, however, is required to be licensed as an Advanced EMT within two years of hire date. A copy of your valid driver’s license, Maine EMS license, and Firefighter I & II certifications must be attached to your application materials. Leading candidates for this position will be required to successfully pass an in-depth background check and pre-employment (medical) examinations. All candidates will be required to undergo the Bath Fire & Rescue Department physical agility test. A CPAT will not be accepted. Candidates who successfully pass the physical agility test will move on to a written test. However, if a candidate possesses a current Maine AEMT or Paramedic license, the written test will be waived. The physical agility and written exam will take place on Saturday, January 6, 2024. A study guide may be obtained from the City Clerk.  

Interested candidates should apply by submitting all the following required materials: City of Bath job application, cover letter (addressed to Chief Lawrence A. Renaud Jr.), resume, signed physical agility test liability release, signed statement of physician form, signed background check authorization form, copies of valid driver’s license and Maine EMS licensure, and documentation of all applicable certifications and training. All documents must be submitted by the application closing date of Wednesday, December 27, 2023, by 5:00 p.m.

Important information about this process, including the job description, application, medical clearance forms, and other relevant materials required to undergo the physical agility test, etc. can be found on the city website at

All application materials can be obtained online or at the City Clerk’s Office, 55 Front St., Bath, Maine. The City of Bath is an equal-opportunity employer.

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].