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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Bedford County Online Employment Application

To apply online you must read, understand and agree to the terms below.

Bedford County is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of sex, race, color, religion, national origin, age or veteran status in employment opportunities or benefits. No question on this application is used for the purpose of limiting or excusing any applicant's consideration for employment on a basis prohibited by local, state and federal law.

This application is one part of the process. Other parts of this process may include an interview, written examination, drug screen and/or a physical demonstration of the ability to perform the essential functions of the job. If you need accommodation in order to complete any part of the hiring process, please contact Bedford County Human Resources.
I give Bedford County Human Resources the right to investigate all references and to secure additional information about me. I consent to the release of information to Bedford County Human Resources about my ability and fitness by employers, schools, law enforcement agencies and other individuals and organizations. I hereby release from liability the employer and its representatives for seeking such information and all other persons, corporations or organizations for furnishing such information. 

It is understood and agreed upon that any misrepresentations by me in this application will be sufficient cause for cancellation of this application and/or separation from the employer if I am chosen as an employee. 

I certify that, to the best of my knowledge, all the information and statements provided by me in and with this application are true, correct, complete and provided in good faith.

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