Employment Openings - Career

he Department of Fire and Rescue is accepting applications for the following positions:

Firefighter / EMT and Firefighter / Medic - posted May 2019

Caroline County Department of Fire and Rescue currently has full time openings for the positions of Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Medic. This position is responsible for emergency medical service work responding to a variety of injuries and illnesses, fire prevention, and suppression.

Minimum Qualifications:

High School Diploma or equivalent
Possession at all times of a valid, Virginia driver’s license with an acceptable driving record
Basic Cardiac Life Support (Health Care Provider CPR)
EVOC Class III
Virginia Emergency Medical Technician – Basic or higher
Virginia Department of Fire Programs Firefighter II
Virginia Department of Fire Programs Hazardous Materials Operations
Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) (ALS positions)
Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) or equivalent (ALS positions)

Within 1 year in assigned job position:
Virginia Department of Fire Programs Basic Pump Operator or Driver Pump Operator
Virginia Department of Fire Programs Rural Water Supply
ICS 100, 200, 700, 800
Pre-hospital Trauma Life Support (PHTLS) or equivalent (ALS positions)


Caroline County application can be obtained at https://co.caroline.va.us/551/Employment-Opportunities .

Starting salary

EMT/Firefighter          -    $44,437
EMT-I/Firefighter*        -    $46,503

EMT-P/Firefighter*       -    $48,665



Benefits Include:

Medical/Dental/Vision/Prescription Insurance

LEOS Retirement and Life Insurance through VA Retirement System.

* Special Note – Special consideration is given to ALS providers without firefighter certifications.   These candidates, if hired, would sign a Departmental training / work agreement and would be provided this training during their initial probational period.  They would be paid a reduced rate until obtaining firefighter certification.



Applicants must include copies of current EMS, Fire, and EVOC certifications and a DMV record with their application. Applications accepted until filled. Caroline County is an equal opportunity employer.






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