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NOTE: Upon submitting an application for employment, ALL sections, including your experience and education, must be completed and clearly documented in order to be considered for any BSO position. To submit a resume, transcripts, cover letter, driving history, etc. to accompany your application, fax them to 954.321.4815, email to , or mail within five business days to BSO Human Resources - Selection and Assessment, 2601 W. Broward Blvd., Fort Lauderdale, FL 33312.

Firefighter Reserve
Unpaid Position
This is technical on-call work assisting certified firefighter/paramedics within the Broward Sheriff's Office's Department of Fire Rescue and Emergency Services. Must agree to complete a minimum of one (1) twelve (12) hour ride per month, attend a minimum of two (2) training sessions per month, and participate in a minimum of one (1) community event per month if accepted into the program. Work may involve the prevention, control and suppression of both structural and non-structural fires and in the response to man-made and natural disasters. Work is public safety oriented in the protection of life and property. Work is of a physical nature and involves an element of personal danger. Participants must be able exercise discretion in addressing emergency situations. Work assignments and instructions are received from a supervisor who reviews work methods and results through observation, reports and conferences. Performs related work as directed.
A BSO Firefighter Reserve application demonstrating the following must be completed and submitted to Human Resources:
1. Minimum of 18 years of age.
2. High school diploma or equivalent. An evaluation of foreign high school diploma may be required.
3. Live in the tri-county area (Broward, Miami-Dade or Palm Beach County)
5. Current State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic license.
6. Current Healthcare Provider (BLS) certification.
7. Paramedic candidates must provide current Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) Certification, and Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS) certification or Pediatric Education for Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) card.
8. Proof of completion of the Emergency Vehicle Operators Course.
9. Nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by sworn affidavit of the applicant. F.S. 633.34(6).
10. Current Broward County-Wide Physical Ability Test (PAT) card issued by the Broward Fire Academy or any other Florida State certified academy which contains a swim component.
11. Current listing on the Municipal Employment Screening and Hiring (MESH) Program eligibility list is preferred.
12. Possess and maintain a valid Florida Driver License without any restrictions affecting job performance. Driver license must show current address. All candidates MUST submit with the application, a Certified Department of Motor Vehicles "complete" driving history for every state in which a driver license was held within the last 7 years. The search date MUST be within one month of the date the application is received in Human Resources. Please note that online driving history records will not be accepted.
13. Provide official court dispositions for any previous arrests. Official court dispositions can be obtained form the Clerk of the Court in the county in which the incident occurred.
14. Agree to complete a minimum of one (1) twelve (12) hour ride per month, attend a minimum of two (2) training sessions per month, and participate in a minimum of one (1) community event per month if accepted into the program.

Note: All above noted documentation must be submitted at time of application. You will need to provide the original and a copy of each required document. Candidates who do not submit all required documentation at time of application may not be considered.
Various BSO Fire Rescue Locations
4/12/2013 11:59:59 PM
The Firefighter Reserve Application packet is available below. Completed applications must be submitted to the Bureau of Human Resources located on the first floor of the Ron Cochran Public Safety Complex, 2601 West Broward Boulevard, Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33312. You may submit your application in person Monday-Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm. Completed applications must be submitted by the closing date.

Applicants who qualify will be subject to an extensive selection process and screening program, which may include, but not be limited to evaluation of training and experience; written test; computer based test; interview; polygraph examination; psychological evaluation; employment record, fingerprint and background check; medical examination; and drug screen. The expected duration of the selection process varies by position and could last 12 to 16 weeks. Reapplication will be determined on a case-by-case basis.

BSO is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, citizenship status, color, disability, marital status, national origin, race, religion, sex, or sexual orientation.
Veterans' preference per Florida law.
In order to apply for the Firefighter/Paramedic position, you will need to download and complete a full application for employment. Additionally, you must provide an original and a copy of all documents noted in the above posting to Human Resources at time of application. In order to obtain the full application for employment, please click on the following link: Application Package