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Now Hiring

Position Title: Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT) (Part Time) (Part Time Associate Member of Burlington Rescue Squad)
Class: Non-exempt, temporary part time without benefits
Pay Grade: A1
Department: Fire Department
Location: Burlington Fire Station – 165 W Washington St, Burlington, WI
Reports To: Fire Chief

The City of Burlington Fire Department is accepting applications for Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT). This position will serve as an Associate Member of the Burlington Rescue Squad, and will support services under the terms and provisions of the City’s First Amendment to the Agreement for Rescue Squad Services with Burlington Rescue Squad. The position will end December 31, 2019, unless otherwise terminated under the conditions of the Agreement.

This non-exempt position is “at-will”, and will be considered temporary part time without benefits; the hourly rate for this position is $13.00 per hour.

Work Schedule:
Friday : 1600hrs – 2200hrs
Saturday : 1000hrs – 2200hrs
Sunday : 1000hrs – 2200hrs

The primary duty of the A-EMT is to protect life by providing emergency response and/or medical treatment. This individual will respond to all emergency medical calls as well as provide medical transport. In addition, this position will also maintain emergency medical equipment, apparatus, and facilities.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Be eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • High school diploma or GED;
  • Current State of Wisconsin Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (A-EMT);
  • Must possess a valid Wisconsin Driver License with a satisfactory driving record;
  • Be legally eligible to be employed in the United States;
  • Meet insurability requirements of the City’s insurance carrier;
  • Ability to participate in required City of Burlington EMS, Rescue Squad trainings;
  • Ability to keep current on mandatory quarterly Aurora EMS packets and Medical Director trainings;
  • Possess the ability to perform all required duties of the position;
  • Must pass a law enforcement and criminal background check, a pre-employment fitness for duty physical and drug screen;
  • Must be able to read, write and speak the English language.

The City of Burlington is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Please submit applications to:
City of Burlington Human Resources
Attention: Jason Corbin
300 North Pine Street
Burlington, WI 53105

Find more information here : City of Burlington Job Posting Web Page

2017 – What a Year

Burlington rescue Squad completed its 71st year of service to the Burlington area and the surrounding communities in 2017. Our year had many new highs for the squad, with the most important being a new high call volume that occurred in July-during the flooding. During the first three days of the flooding, Burlington Rescue had close to 40 calls for 911 emergency help. With the city divided because of the bridges being closed we relied heavily on the crews that assisted from southern Wisconsin and northern Illinois. Without their help, it would have been much harder on our members. As proud as the members of Burlington Rescue Squad are for responding, we greatly appreciated the assistance given during the flooding-when it was most needed.

Here are just some interesting facts and statistics from Burlington Rescue Squad’s year…

· Burlington Rescue Squad has 26 Full and Associate Members that help run calls 24/7

· There are 11 High School/College students that assist when on breaks

· There are 5 City of Burlington FF/EMTs that will ride with Burlington Rescue

In 2017 we recorded 1540 Emergency 911 calls that we responded to-this is a new high call volume mark for Burlington Rescue Squad. This number is up more than 100 calls/7% increase from 2016. This is up more than 420 calls/25% from just five years ago.

· We had 252 calls dispatched as falls-with or without injuries

· We had 159 calls dispatched that were fire related or fire alarms

· We had 119 calls dispatched for someone feeling ill

· We had 119 calls dispatched for breathing issues/shortness of breath

In 2017, Burlington Rescue Squad had only one month that we did not have over 100 dispatches. In perspective, five years ago we there were eight months that were less than 100 calls.

· We were dispatched 189 times in July-new monthly call volume high

· We were dispatched 155 times in January

· We were dispatched 145 times in June

· We were dispatched 141 times in December

For 2017 Burlington Rescue Squad had 230 multiple calls-this is where we already have one ambulance out and before they are able to return to the station there is another call.

· Burlington Rescue Squad was able to cover 207 of those calls with one of our ambulances

o July saw 43 multiple calls, many of which were during the flooding

§ Burlington Rescue Squad covered 29 of those calls

§ The Task Force that was stationed in the area assisted with 11 calls

§ The remaining 3 calls were covered by other area agencies

· Medix/Paratech or surrounding communities assisted with the remaining 23 calls

Not only does Burlington Rescue Squad respond to 911 calls in the city and township of Burlington, we assist area communities like Rochester, Lyons, Twin Lake, Paris, Lake Geneva, and other areas. Burlington Rescue Squad was dispatched for:

· 1075 calls in the city

· 429 calls in the township

· 10 calls to assist Rochester

· 9 calls to assist Lyons

· 17 calls to other area communities to assist their departments

Burlington Rescue Squad members are proud to help out our community and the surrounding communities. With the members we have, we averaged 5.1 members who responded to calls in 2017-whether on the truck, going directly to the scene, or remaining at the station for the possibility of another call.

· We had 7881 member responses for calls

· Averaging about 1.5 hours per call, the Burlington Rescue Squad members put in over 11,800 hours for 2017

· With calls, meetings, various trainings, and truck checks…squad members donated over 13,900 hours

While these numbers can be staggering for a small volunteer department, we can say Burlington Rescue Squad did not miss a response unless they were already out on a call. Our members are very dedicated to the community, and with being sponsored by the Burlington Rotary Club, this really is Service Above Self.