The Community Paramedic is responsible for participating in firefighting activities, incident mitigation involving Hazardous Materials, Vehicle Accidents, and functioning within the Community Paramedic Program. He/she may occasionally manage other employees as needed as they perform duties associated with the program. In addition to Fire Rescue Community Outreach and Public Education, the Community Paramedicine Program is an outreach program that will allow us access to the citizens of Clarendon County to assess, educate, and facilitate the management of the patient’s medical conditions to improve their overall health, reduce the need for hospital treatments and intervention, and to reduce the events of deterioration of their condition following discharge from the hospital. This access will allow us to install smoke alarms in homes where they are needed, look for fire safety hazards, and create an overall safety assessment of the resident’s homes. The Community Paramedic will establish a supportive relationship with each patient, provide general assessments on a scheduled basis, and assist the patient with any needs that contribute to their overall health and wellbeing. Required Certifications: State of South Carolina Emergency Medical Technician – Basic /National Registry Emergency Medical Technician/Basic Life Support – CPR/Advanced Cardiac Life Support/Pediatric Advanced Life Support/South Carolina Paramedic Certification with at least 5 years of EMS experience/Completion of all South Carolina Community Paramedic education requirements/Firefighter II Certification. Requires high school diploma or equivalent with technical training in fire science supplemented by 7 years of experience and training in fire service programs and management, with two years as an instructor; or any equivalent combination of training and experience which provides the required knowledge, skills and abilities. Must possess a valid SC driver’s license. Must have Firefighter II, South Carolina certification as a Paramedic, certification as a Community Paramedic with documented additional training, Basic CPR certification, ACLS certification, and PALS certification. Must have successfully completed the following course in Incident Management: ICS 100, 200, 300, 700, 703a, 800. Reports directly to the CP Captain and indirectly to the Assistant Chief and Deputy Chief of Operations.