Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue
Little Gasparilla Island Fire and Rescue is seeking applications for several part time Firefighter/ Paramedic positions. LGI is a bridgeless barrier island in Charlotte County in Southwest Florida accessible only by boat, water taxi or private ferry. There are no roads and no cars on the island other than fire apparatus and some service vehicles. LGI is 2.5 miles long and ranges in width from ¼ to ½ miles. There are about 643 parcels of lands on the island with less than 100 full time island residents. Many of the homeowners are part time residents and much of the population is vacationing renters.
The department is governed by a 5 member board of directors and consists of the Chief, a cadre of paid firefighter/paramedics, and a number of unpaid volunteers. LGIFR staffs one firefighter/paramedic 24/7/365. Work shifts are 24 hours (10 am-10 am). The average annual call volume is around 55 with over 70% of calls being medical emergencies.
The mission of LGIFR is to provide on-island rapid response to a fire or medical emergency, assisted by Charlotte County firefighters and paramedics who respond by boat from the mainland and provide off island medical transport. Firefighting and EMS equipment is located on the island. LGIFR is certified to provide Advance Life Support under the supervision of the Charlotte County Medical Director. The organization operates under contract with Charlotte County.
LICENSES, CERTIFICATIONS AND REGISTRATION REQUIREMENTS
Current registration by State of Florida as a Firefighter 2 and Paramedic
Position requires climbing ladders, pushing, pulling, bending, kneeling, stooping, and running. Must have ability to communicate effectively using speaking, hearing, writing and visual skills.
Send letter of introduction and resume to: LGIFandR@gmail.com
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