BCEMS is an equal opportunity employer

Work Hours

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

Salary Information

Paramedics beginning rate: $45,027.86 (increases based on certifications and experience)

EMTs beginning rate: $36,275.20 (increases based on certifications and experience)

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 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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