Firefighter Trainee - Paramedic

San Bernardino County Fire District

Location: San Bernardino County, CA

Firefighter Trainee - Paramedic

Auto-Promote to Firefighter Paramedic Upon Completion of Tower with

Anticipated Salary Increases in October 2022 and February 2023*

Up to $112,944 annually* (Includes Paramedic Stipend: $710/month*)

Firefighter Trainee - Paramedic Job Announcement


Including Medical, Dental, Vacation, SBCERA Retirement, and much more! 

Choose our MODIFIED BENEFITS OPTION (MBO) and Boost you salary by 4%

All interested candidates must be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL), 

including a valid CA Paramedic License OR

Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Certification at the time of application. 

Test dates are still available! Visit FCTC for more information!

The San Bernardino County Fire District is an all-risk/full-service fire department committed to providing the highest level of service in the most efficient and cost effective manner to the citizens and communities that we serve. Firefighter Trainee is the entry-level class in the Firefighter series, paid at $23.98/hr for a 40-hour workweek while attending the San Bernardino County Fire Tower (Academy). Trainees in the Tower learn and practice fire prevention and suppression; equipment and apparatus care, usage, safety, and maintenance; fire terminology, codes, policies, procedures and operations; and state and local laws.

Upon successful completion of the Tower, Trainees will be promoted to

Firefighter - Paramedic ($73,179-$96,038/year* based on 56-hour workweek)

Minimum Requirements: 

All candidates must be on the FCTC Statewide Eligibility List (SEL), including a valid CA Paramedic License or Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Certification, at the time of application. FCTC will validate your possession of all requirements and confirm to San Bernardino County for further processing of your application. 


·        Be 18 years of age or older

·        Possess a valid driver’s license

·        Have a high school diploma or GED 

·        Possess a valid Cal-JAC CPAT Card – (CPAT results are uploaded automatically by FCTC)

·        Receive a passing score on the FCTC Written Test – Written test score expires 12 months from date taken


·        A valid California Paramedic License OR Nationally Registered Paramedic (NRP) Certification is required at the time of application and must be attached to your application. A copy must be on file with, and verified by FCTC. Note: If a copy of your CA Paramedic License or NRP is not attached, your application will not move forward in the process. Your CA Paramedic License or NRP must be current and in good standing.  

  • Current ACLS & CPR/BLS certifications.  

If you have any questions regarding your placement on the FCTC SEL, please visit www.FCTConline.orgIt is your responsibility to ensure all items are current and valid and up-to-date, and on file as indicated.  

For more details, please review the announcement at

Application can be made on-line – apply ASAP – open until 7/5/22 at 5 PM.

(909) 387-8304 - EEO/ADA

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