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Contra Costa County Fire Protection District (CCCFPD) — a recognized fire service leader — provides fire and emergency medical services to nearly a million people across its 304-square-mile District area, and through mutual aid, in and around the 23 cities and unincorporated communities of Contra Costa County, California.

Why should you consider joining Contra Costa County Fire Protection District?
Contra Costa County Fire Protection District understands the key to its success is its employees’ success. Joining the CCCFPD team means joining an energetic, innovative team that is committed to being the best. If you want to learn, be challenged, and grow professionally, CCCFPD District is the organization for you!

Contra Costa County Fire Protection District’s priorities are to strive to become the premier fire organization that honors the past, recognizes the challenges of the present, and will continue to raise the bar of excellence into the future. CCCFPD understands that in the fire service industry, providing high-quality services means hiring high-quality people.

Firefighter – 56 Hour/Firefighter-Paramedic – 56/Hour (Lateral) employed by the Contra Costa County Fire Protection District can expect to engage directly in firefighting, emergency medical care, technical rescue, hazardous materials mitigation, disaster responses, fire prevention, public education, and community service. CCCFPD has multiple positions available within the county.

We are looking for someone who is:

Trustworthy – The Fire District’s primary recruitment concern is that we are hiring people with the utmost integrity.  As a firefighter, you need to understand that you represent the Fire District and your profession both on duty and off and are held to the highest standard of conduct and public opinion at all times.
Physically Fit – Many of the most crucial aspects of the job require a firefighter to have a high fitness level in order to provide high-quality services to our community.
A Team Player – As a Firefighter, you are a part of a team. Being a team player, and having the ability to work closely with peers, community members, and understanding the team concept is highly valued.
Dependable– Your team and community will need you to be able to be reliable, responsible, dependable, and able to fulfill your obligations.
Tolerant to Stress– In this position, individuals need to be able to deal calmly and effectively with high-stress situations.

What you will typically be responsible for:

Treating injured victims in traffic accidents, fires, and other dangerous circumstances.

Providing care and assistance to patients suffering from medical emergencies as part of an advanced life support fire company.

Performing hazard mitigation activities by responding to and controlling structure fires, wildland fires, vehicle fires, hazardous material releases, and other hazardous conditions.

Assisting with fire prevention and public education activities.
Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials.

Working holidays, weekends, and additional shifts when staffing vacancies require it.

Participating as a team member in various specialized rescue disciplines.

A few reasons you might love this job:

CCCFPD is an all-risk fire agency that provides services from many different platforms. As a firefighter with CCCFPD you could be assigned to suppression on an engine company or truck company; to the air division providing service from a helicopter; to the marine division providing service aboard a fire boat; to the heavy fire equipment program providing service from a bulldozer; or as an auxiliary member of the USAR or hazmat team.

Many individuals gravitate to the firefighting profession for the camaraderie that it offers. Firefighters work as a team, with each man and woman in uniform depending on the other to perform a job. They commonly spend long hours together at a station, working 48-hour shifts. The fire station becomes a second home for many, with meals prepared and shared together like a family.

For those who prefer to steer clear of a 9-to-5 work schedule, flexible hours are another reason to be a firefighter. For instance, our firefighters work 48 hours on duty and have 96 hours off duty. Fire stations commonly have sleeping and living quarters, along with kitchens and showers, allowing for meals, and rest when fire calls are not occurring.

The respect of the job. Being proud of what you do for a living.
The best reason to be a firefighter is to save lives. There is nothing more rewarding than helping other people and being able to make a difference in their lives.

CCCFPD is an extremely busy organization responding to multiple fires and complex incidents daily.  If you are interested in being a firefighter and putting your skills to the test, Contra Costa Fire is for you.

A few challenges you might face in this job:

As a Firefighter must stay physically fit and must possess stamina, endurance, and strength to perform in an emergency.

You will need to be comfortable with exposure to extreme environmental conditions.

Although trained to make wise decisions and prepare for emergencies, a firefighter knows the risk of injury is present on every call.

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