Emergency Medical Technician

General Description
This is Basic Life Support (BLS) field work responding to emergency calls from the public to administer emergency medical care and provide safe transport to an accredited hospital emergency room. Employees in this class serve as a first responder with responsibility for assessing patient condition and determining actions necessary for stabilization. Comforting patients, reassuring family and bystanders, and coordinating with the general public, fire and police authorities are of major significance to this work. Duties are performed according to Pennsylvania standard emergency medical services Basic Life Support protocols. Employees in this class work on rotating shifts and are subject to adverse weather conditions, and work requires moderate physical effort. Work is performed under the general supervision of an administrative or technical fire officer.

Allocating Factors
(The following conditions must be met for a position to be allocated to this class.)

  1. Positions in this class must perform basic life support work responding to emergency calls from the public to administer emergency medical care and provide safe transport to an accredited hospital emergency room.
  2. Positions must perform work on a rotational basis in the Philadelphia Fire Department.
  3. Positions in this class must meet the Pennsylvania Emergency Medical Services Act Rules and Regulations requirements for Emergency Medical Services Vehicle Operators as identified in the Licenses, Registrations and/or Certificates section.

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