Wilderness Medics

Employment

What Is Required To Work For Wilderness Medics?

To be a part of the dedicated medical team at Wilderness Medics, you must meet the following requirements:

  • Be a resident of AZ, CO, UT, NV, CA, OR, WA, MT, ID, WY or UT. This is because of workman’s compensation issues.
  • 21 years of age or older
  • A valid driver’s license in your state of residence
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a certified EMT – Basic, EMT – Paramedic or RN.
  • Current CPR card
  • National Registry Certification is recommended (Required for jobs in Colorado and Montana)
  • Meet  the  minimum  National  Wildfire  Coordinating  Group  (NWCG)  Technical  Specialist requirements  in  effect  May  1,  2013  for  an  EMTF  (EMT,  Fireline)  or  EMPF  (Paramedic,  Fireline).  Requirements  are:
    • Basic Firefighter Training:
      • Introduction to ICS (I-100)
      • Human Factors in the Wildland Fire Service (L-180)
      • Firefighter Training (s-130)
    • Introduction to Wildland Fire (s-190)
    • NIMS: and Introduction (IS-700)
    • Annual Fireline Safety Refresher (RT-130)*
    • Pass arduous level work capacity test

*RT-130 is not required i n he first year that you complete S-130 and S-190; however, it is required for subsequent years.

Training Links:

FEMA:http://www.training.fema.gov/is/nims.aspxsp

NWCG: http://training.nwcg.gov/courses.html
Additional requirements for EMT-Paramedics or RNs:

  • Current PALS or PEPP card
  • Current ACLS card

Other training which supports development of knowledge and skills

  • Basic Air operations (s-270)
  • Helicopter Crewmember (S-271)
  • Intermediate Wildland Fire Behavior (S-290)

Wilderness Medics is a seasonal business operating mainly during fire season. The majority of our employees maintain their current jobs and credentials while employed with us because jobs are sporadic due to the highly unpredictable nature of fires and other natural disasters. Prior to fire season, arrangements should be made to accommodate your work schedule. Fire chiefs across the country have been receptive to allowing employees to work with us for the season, so they can gain valuable experience to bring back to the fire station.

How do I apply? Send an email to Send Mail  for the forms and required documents.

What Is Required To Work For Corporate Medical Services?

To be a part of the dedicated medical team at Corporate Medical Services, you must meet the following requirements:

  • 18 years of age or older
  • A valid driver’s license in your state of residence
  • A minimum of one year of experience as a certified EMT – Basic, EMT Paramedic, or RN.
  • A current CPR card
  • National Registry Certification is recommended (Required for jobs in Colorado and Montana)

Additional requirements for EMT-Paramedics or RNs:

  • Current PALS or PEPP card
  • Current ACLS card

Certification Verifications Required for FEMA deployments

 

Driver’s License

Each state issues individual Driver’s Licenses. Some states require certain endorsements to legally drive an ambulance. If required, these endorsements must be present on the license. Assure that the license’s expiration date has not passed and all information on the license is legible. Some states offer online searchable databases as a resource to further assure validity.

State EMS Certification

A clear legible copy of a state issued wallet card (front & back) or certificate is acceptable. Assure that the document is valid by checking the expiration date in addition to any resources provided by the issuingdepartment or agency.

Emergency Vehicle Operations Course(EVOC)

A legible copy of an EVOC completion certificate or an equivalent is acceptable. Coaching the Emergency Vehicle Operator-Ambulance (CEVO) as well as Defensive Drive 4 (DDC4) is an accepted equivalent.

Hazmat “AwarenessLevel” training

A course completion certificate that specifically states Hazardous Materials (HAZMAT) “Awareness Level” training. Equivalent to OSHA 1910.120(q)(6)(i) or EPA 40 CFR 311. If a completion certificate is not available, written verification by a Supervisor, HR, or Clinical Education Representative is acceptable.

Hepatitis B Vaccination

A copy of documentation that the series has been completed or a copy of a signed declination waiver of liability is acceptable. If this documentation is not available then written verification that the documentation is on file along with its location from a Supervisor, HR, or Clinical Education Representative is also acceptable.

Continuing Education

Copy of continuing education programs and records for each responder kept on file by employer.

NIMS Independent Study Courses

A copy of the course completion certificate or a copy of official DHS email notice of successful completion. Courses can be obtained through FEMA EMI at: http://training.fema.gov/IS/crslist.asp

    • IS-100.a Introduction to Incident Command System
    • IS-200.a ICS for Single Resources and Intiail Action Incidents (recommended but not required)
    • IS-700.a National Incident Management System, an Introduction
    • IS-800.b National Response Framework (NRF), An Introduction

 

Corporate Medical Services is not a full-time employer. The majority of our employees maintain their current jobs and credentials while employed with us
because our work is event based. Prior to committing to work with CMS, shift back-ups and arrangements should be made to accommodate your work schedule. Fire chiefs and ambulance companies across the country have been receptive to allowing employees to work with us because you will gain valuable
experience to bring back to the work place.

How do I apply? Send an email Send Mail  for the forms and required documents.

Wilderness Medics Inc is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer

The Equal Employment Opportunity Policy of Wilderness Medics, Inc. is to provide a fair and equal employment opportunity for all qualified persons regardless of the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. Wilderness Medics, Inc. does not discriminate against any qualified individual with a disability as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act and will make reasonable accommodations, when they do not impose an undue hardship on the organization.

It is the policy of Wilderness Medics, Inc. to ensure and maintain a working environment free of coercion, harassment, and intimidation based on race, creed, color, religion, gender, national origin or ancestry, age, mental or physical disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, transgender status, genetic information or veteran status or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law. We expect and require the cooperation of all employees in maintaining a discrimination and harassment-free atmosphere.