Employment

Employment

BCEMS is an equal opportunity employer. To apply, click the link above (mobile) or at left (desktop) corresponding to the position.

Work Hours

56 hours a week on average for a 24/48 schedule
42 hours a week on average for 12-hr 2/2/3 schedule

Salary Information

EMTs beginning rate: $34,644.48 (increases based on certifications and experience)
AEMTs beginning rate: $36,275.20 (increases based on certifications and experience)
Paramedics beginning rate: $45,027.86 (increases based on certifications and experience)

Educational Opportunities

Emergency Medical Technician (1 Semester)
Bedford County EMS
Motlow State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Middle Tennessee State University

Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (1 Semester)
Bedford County EMS
Motlow State Community College
Columbia State Community College
Middle Tennessee State University

Paramedic (3 Semesters)
Columbia State Community College
Motlow State Community College
Volunteer State Community College
Chattanooga State Community College
EMT and AEMT 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, AEMT, 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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