Did you know that EMS week was started in 1974 by President Gerald Ford to celebrate and honor EMS workers and the service they provide to our communities. We provide two Advanced Life Support (ALS) ambulances and an ALS Rescue Squad (Squad). We staff one ambulance 24/7/365 with fulltime EMTs and Paramedics. The second ambulance is staffed by our off duty and paid on call personnel who respond from home. We run around 850 medical calls annually. If an ambulance isn’t available we respond with our ALS Squad and begin treatment until a mutual aid ambulance from our neighboring Fire Districts can arrive. Our members aren’t looking for thanks or special treatment as this is the job they have chosen, however it’s always nice to hear thank you. So join us in saying Thank You to all our EMS personnel.

Qualifications: Applicants must be high school graduates or the recipient of a GED or equivalence diploma. Possess a valid State of Illinois driver’s license; State of Illinois Paramedic. Must be in good standing with your current EMS region/system. Must be current in all applicable card courses. (CPR, PHTLS, PALS, ACLS or equivalent when required) Employees must reside within the Mt. Morris Fire Protection District within six (6) months from date of hire. Applicants must complete a drug test and background check.

Compensation: Base Paramedic salary $58,320.00 plus overtime and benefits. Benefits of paid vacation, holiday pay, health insurance, dental insurance, vision insurance as well as a matching 457 retirement plan.

Job Duties: Shifts are 24 hours on and 48 hours off. Full-time Employees are required to be at the station for their scheduled hours while on shift. As a paramedic you will be actively involved in patient care. There are daily, weekly and monthly station chores that are to be completed on their assigned days.

The Mt. Morris Fire Protection District operates two ALS Ambulances, but only staffs one of them 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The second ambulance is used for second (back up) calls that occur while the primary ambulance is on a call. Full-time Employees are required to cover 96 hours of back up ambulance coverage each month. You are not required to be at the station during these hours or come into the station if the primary ambulance is out. You would respond from home should a back up call be toned out. You will be paid a $3,600 annual back up stipend, plus your hourly wage for calls that you take on the back up ambulance. Back up schedule is set by your availability and not by a set schedule.

Job Type: Full-time
Salary: From $58,320.00 per year

Dental insurance
Employee assistance program
Health insurance
Life insurance
Paid time off
Professional development assistance
Retirement plan
Tuition reimbursement
Vision insurance

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WE ARE HIRING!   Mt. Morris Fire is seeking a Career Paramedic!

Contact Us:
​Fire Chief Robert G. Hough IV
15 E. Center St.
Mount Morris, IL 61054
Tel: (815)734-4322
​Fax: (815)734-7837
​Email: rhough@mountmorrisfire.com

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