Because of the nature of our assignments, you are required to meet the minimum requirements to join the Fireline Medics team. You are welcome to apply if you are actively seeking the missing certifications, but we cannot hire you until you satisfy the basic requirements.
Fireline Medics is dispatched to wildland fires all over the United States; however, our main coverage area encompasses the Pacific Northwest (Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Northern California).
As a member of the Fireline Medics Team you are on our call roster. When we are called to an incident, your Team Supervisor will contact you with your specific instructions about the location of your deployment, when your deployment begins, and where you will be expected to check in to the incident. As a Fireline Medics Team Member, you need be ready to mobilize and travel toward the incident scene within a few hours of being dispatched by your Team Supervisor. We value and rely on clear communication between all members of our teams—from upper management to new team members—so that we can ensure the safety of members of the Fireline Medics family the heroes on the lines we serve.
Absolutely! Many of our team members come all over the United States. You must be willing to travel to your deployment from wherever your start point is. We welcome EMTs and Paramedics from all over the nation.
We are happy to reimburse out of area employees half their daily rate per day of travel. The remainder of all other travel expenses are your responsibility.
Your deployment will typically be 14 days long. After a maximum of 14 days, Fireline Medics teams take a mandatory 2 days to rest and recuperate, but may be redeployed on the same fire for another 14 days and so on after they have completed their mandatory R&R. Shifts on an incident will be 16 hours, although you are technically on call 24 hours/day as fires don’t always respect business hours.
Do you like camping for dollars? As a member of a Fireline Medics team, you will be tenting at the incident campground. Make sure you have reliable gear as you’ll be responsible to provide your own personal gear such as boots and fire resistant clothing, as well as toiletries and personal items. We also encourage you to bring your own camping gear (tent, sleeping bag, sleeping pad, etc.) as most of our team members prefer their own equipment.
We know that great pay isn’t the only thing you’re looking for when considering what team to work with, but we also know that it can be a determining factor. Fireline Medics Team Members start at the following basic rates, but experience, ability, performance and dedication are all considered for our team members who excel in their calling at Fireline Medics. Our basic rates are as follows:
EMTs — $425/day
AEMTs — $500/day
Paramedics — $625/day