Emergency Medical Technician

 Chloeta is recruiting a number of individuals to fulfill Call When Needed (CWN) positions under existing governmental contracts as wildland fire medics for wildfires and all-hazards incidents. Work may include Line Medic assignments providing BLS or ALS care on the fireline to injured or ill wildland firefighters or Camp Medic assignments assigned to the Medical Unit at a Base Camp or Incident Command Post (ICP). Starting pay is $400/day for EMTs and $600/day for paramedics. Extensive travel is frequently necessary to wildfires.
 
Duty Location 
  • Pacific Northwest GACC (Oregon and Washington, Statewide)
 
Minimum Requirements for Consideration 
  • MUST be be National Registry (NREMT) Certified
  • MUST be licensed as an EMT (Basic, Intermediate/Advanced or Paramedic) in either Oregon or Washington
  • MUST reside in Oregon, Washington, or an adjacent state
  • Able to successfully serve as a medic on a wildland fire or other all-hazards incident either in a camp setting or on the fireline operating under medical direction
  • Clean driving record for the past three (3) years
  • Line Medics must have a four-wheel drive vehicle for use on the fire. Line Medics will be provided a $50/day reimbursement for vehicle use.
  • US Citizen
  • Ability to travel extensively and be assigned to incidents for up to fourteen (14) consecutive days, or longer, exclusive of travel
  • Line Medics lacking the necessary basic firefighter training will be provided with it (Basic Wildland Firefighter; S-130, S-190, ICS-100, IS-800, L-180) prior to being made available for assignment
  • Line Medic personnel will be provided with an arduous Work Capacity Test (WCT, aka "pack test") prior to beginning work 

Responsibilities 
  • Represent Chloeta professionally at times
  • Render aid to patients in accordance with pre-determined Medical Direction and Company SOPs 
  • Operate effectively in team settings in high stress environments
  • Maintain a high level of physical fitness
  • Maintain a constant of readiness for incident response nationwide
 
 Physical Demands 
  • Will often work up to sixteen (16) hours per day
  • Will typically work up to seven (7) days per week, for fourteen (14) to twenty-21 (21) days straight
  • Line Medic Positions: Arduous Duty Work Capacity Test (walk 3 miles with a 45 lb pack on in 45 minutes)
  • Camp Medic Positions: Light Duty Work Capacity Test (walk 1 mi in 15 min with no pack)
  • May work in austere wilderness environments
  • Should be prepared to reside in a base camp or spike camp setting with limited amenities for long periods 
  • Will be required to provide personal protective equipment, including boots and fire-resistant clothing

Compensation and Work Schedule 
  • Medics will be paid a daily rate for each day they are assigned to a fire
  • This is a 1099 independent subcontractor position
  • Extensive travel throughout the U.S. during fire season
  • Travel expenses are not reimbursed, though while in travel status medics may be paid at half their daily rate
  • Housing while NOT assigned to a wildfire is not provided
  • The Medic will need to provide all necessary medical equipment (i.e. ALS or BLS trauma kits) 
  • Fire season typically lasts June – October, though opportunities for assignment may arise outside of this period. Utilization will be based on regional and national fire activity, and may be unpredictable. 

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