BCEMS is an equal opportunity employer

Work Hours

56 hours a week on average for a 24/48 schedule

Salary Information

Paramedics beginning rate: $38,138.88 up to $43,130.88 annually.
EMTs beginning rate: $32,185.92 up to $35,505.60 annually.

Educational Opportunities
Emergency Medical Technician (2 Semester)

Motlow State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Middle Tennessee State University

Educational Opportunities
Paramedic (4-5 Semester)

Columbia State Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College
EMT training must be completed prior to starting paramedic training.

Requirements for prospective EMS applicants

A high school diploma or GED certificate, and successfully complete an EMT or Paramedic program that meets or exceeds the United States Department of Transportation and State of Tennessee requirements.

A valid Tennessee driver’s license with F endorsement and excellent driving record.

Current BLS Healthcare provider level certification. Paramedics must also complete Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS), Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) and International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS).

Pass BCEMS physical ability test, oral interview and written exam.

All employment is pending a negative drug screen, a background check, and a medical statement from a physician.

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