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Code Enforcement Officer

City of Bella Vista, AR

City of Bella Vista, AR

Posted on Tuesday, May 7, 2024

The Bella Vista Fire Department is looking for candidates to fill experienced Firefighter EMT and Firefighter Paramedic positions as well as entry level Firefighter/EMT positions. Our Firefighter EMTs/Paramedics work a 48/96 schedule. Responsibilities include but are not limited to treatment of patients in emergency medical situations, attending accidents and other emergency situations , and fighting of fires. This is a front-line position, providing excellent customer service. Close interaction with representatives from environmental regulatory agencies of the State and Federal governments may at times be necessary.

Applicants must pass or have passed a written exam and pass a physical fitness test or have passed a physical fitness test for a fire department within the past 12 months. Anyone who qualifies for such a position with the City of Bella Vista will be required to also pass a background check, a drug screen, and a medical fitness for duty physical following any offer of employment.

By completing this application you will be certifying that all information you provide on your application is true and accurate to the best of your knowledge.

Attach copies of any certifications you have.


  • Responds to a variety of emergency situations including, but not limited to fires, accidents, medical and rescue emergencies, and hazardous materials incidents.
  • May perform search and rescue, ventilation, fire suppression, and hazardous materials clean-up duties at the scene of a fire or accident, or other emergency situation.
  • Drives, attends, and/or accompanies another Emergency Medical Technician/Paramedic to and from locations when called to provide service.
  • Operates all emergency equipment and troubleshoot if necessary.
  • Conducts systematized assessment of injuries to victims for determination of prioritizing the transportation of medical patients and methods of controlling all injuries.
  • Utilizes medical equipment and procedures.
  • Effectively communicates with patients and bystanders and relays information from the field to the hospital. Provides emotional support when needed.
  • Acts as a team leader and takes responsibility for scene management as needed.
  • Maintains vehicles in efficient operating condition and maintains a clean and well-stocked ambulance.
  • Operates vehicle radio in compliance with accepted policies and procedures of the Bella Vista Fire and EMS and the Bella Vista Police Communication Center and adheres to all Federal Communication Commission (FCC) guidelines.
  • Inspects, cleans, and restocks equipment, tools, and supplies on vehicles and in the fire station.
  • Completes necessary and accurate documentation following emergency events.
  • Performs routine building and equipment maintenance and repair work at the fire station.
  • Participates in training activities and programs to maintain required certifications and to learn new equipment and techniques.
  • Respects the confidentiality of clients and meet all Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) requirements.
  • High School graduate or equivalent.
  • Must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Must possess valid driver's license.
  • Emergency Vehicle Operation Course (EVOC) required before operating any service owned vehicles.
  • Current certification in the State of Arkansas as a Certified Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic (National Registry Preferred), 16-hour EVOC certified course.


  • Ability to collect, assess and record data.
  • Ability to work in a constant state of alertness and in a safe manner.
  • Ability to exercise discretion in identifying and selecting from alternative courses of action.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with superiors and co-workers and members of the public.
  • Ability to perform tasks in changing and stressful circumstances; includes the ability to maintain control of emotions and actions and to make rapid decisions.
  • Ability to calm and comfort individuals who are distraught, ill, or injured.
  • Ability to utilize a variety of tools (some complex), equipment, and supplies associated with firefighting, EMS, and rescue activities. Some, but not all examples include equipment such as, defibrillator, EKG monitor, oxygen and suction devices, intravenous fluids, CPR, and other procedures and medications as required to provide advanced medical care.
  • Ability to exert heavy to extremely heavy, though not constant, physical effort, typically involving some combination of climbing and balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching and crawling, and the lifting, carrying, pushing, and/or pulling of objects and materials weighing 21-50 pounds; may occasionally involve objects and materials up to and exceeding 100 pounds.
  • Vision abilities required include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus day and night and in all types of conditions.
  • Ability to operate large motor vehicles to conduct work activities.
  • Ability to work a 24-hour shift.
  • Ability to perform addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division, and to calculate decimals and percentages; ability to calculate surface areas, volumes, weights, and measures.
  • Ability to operate a personal computer, utilizing word processing, spreadsheet, database management, mapping, incident reporting, and other software applications as may be necessary to perform essential job functions; ability to operate a mobile data computer.
  • Ability to apply knowledge of Standing Orders and their interpretation is a requirement for this position. Must adhere and understand the Bella Vista Fire and EMS Departments Suggested Operating Procedures (SOPs) at all times.
  • Be able to learn the geographic territory.