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Are you thinking about a career in a profession that is dedicated to helping people?  You may be interested in the opportunities that exist at CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department. In addition to Firefighters, there are many positions that support the mission of the Fire Department. Perhaps one is right for you!

Firefighter Paramedic Jobs 

CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department staffs fire engines, squads, and ambulances with fire paramedics throughout the county. In fact, more than two-thirds of the fire stations have paramedics assigned to them.
If you are a certified paramedic and are interested in working for the CAL FIRE/Riverside County Fire Department, click here for a Standard State Application (STD 678). Riverside County Fire is part of the California Department of Forestry and all hiring processes are through the State of California.
CAL FIRE has an open continuous application process for FFII/Paramedic and FAE/Paramedic. Testing currently occurs twice annually.  Once the applicants minimum qualifications are verified, the candidate will be notified of the next available testing dates. Candidates must participate in the testing process to be considered for employment. Candidates will only be permitted to test once every 12 months.
Both positions require fire experience for minimum qualifications.  There are four types of qualifying documentation: 
  • Documentation showing 3 months of full time fire fighting experience
  • Documentation showing 1 year as a certified volunteer fire fighter
  • Documentation showing of Completion of a Fire Academy (200-300 hrs)
  • Documentation showing 1 year as a Fire Prevention Specialist I and successful completion of the mandatory training courses prescribed for a CAL FIRE FFI.
In addition to one of the above, all of these are required to meet the following requirements:
  • Valid California paramedic license
  • You will need a valid driver’s license prior to appointment
  • You must be at least 18 years of age

Review the Employment Resources shown at the right for additional information.