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EMT Salaries  -  Requirements
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Special Note: Civil Service Filing Information
There is no filing period currently open for the civil service titles of EMS-Emergency Medical Technician and EMS-Paramedic.

Please monitor the Department of Citywide Administrative Services website at www.nyc.gov/dcas to identify the next available open competitive and promotional civil service filing periods for EMS titles.   Applications, filing documents and the Notices of Examination for each title will become available on the first day of the filing periods.

How to become a FDNY EMS-Emergency Medical Technician or EMS-Paramedic

APPLY BY PHONE!

Call and register your information with FDNY at (718) 999-2169/2179.between the hours of 8:00AM and 4:30 PM. It takes just a few minutes by phone! Be ready to give the following information: Your name, EMT or Paramedic certification number, REMAC expiration date (Paramedics only), Driver's License number, Home address, and telephone number. DO NOT SEND YOUR RESUME OR A LETTER - YOU MUST CALL. Your name will be placed into our provisional applicant database, and as vacancies occur; candidates will be contacted to arrange for their physical agility test, medical, psychological & background investigation processing.

*In accordance with the regulations of Part 800 of the NYS Department of Health Code (10NYCRR800), ANY conviction for a misdemeanor or felony must be reviewed and cleared by the NYS Department of Health's Emergency Medical Service Bureau prior to submitting a request for employment consideration with FDNY. If you have a misdemeanor or felony conviction, you must contact the NYS Department of Health at (212) 268-6632. FDNY requires a NYS Department of Health clearance letter to be provided before your application will be accepted or considered.
Do not register until you are able to present the clearance letter to the Department upon request.

Employment Benefits:

  • Choice of wide variety of health plans with family coverage, as well as prescription, dental and eyecare benefits
  • 3 weeks vacation to start *(increases to 5 weeks after 8 years)
  • Excellent pension benefits which include: 5 year pension vesting & full pension benefits after 25 years of service, regardless of age
  • Excellent promotional opportunities
  • Deferred compensation/401K and flexible spending plans.

*Salary and vacation provisions are subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining settlements.

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Current Status of EMT & Paramedic Recruitment, Appointment, & Lists

Training Orientation Program (EMS TOP Class)
Processing is ongoing for the next TOP class (Evening) expected to enter the EMS Academy, located at Fort Totten, in Bayside, Queens, in July 2007.

EMT & Paramedic Candidate Database Status
The FDNY is accepting provisional employment inquiries from EMTs & Paramedics interested in full-time work in New York City. Names will be placed into the provisional database for future hiring, whenever the civil service lists for these titles are exhausted.
All applicants are encouraged to file for the open-competitive civil service examinations in the EMS-EMT & EMS-Paramedic titles. Filing is currently open.

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Qualify to take the Firefighter Promotion Examination

FDNY employees who are working as (permanent)-civil service EMTs or Paramedics will have the opportunity, if qualified, to file for and take the Promotion to Firefighter examination. Those who pass both the written & physical portions of the firefighter examinations will be placed on a Promotion List for Firefighter. A medical and a psychological are required for all eligibles on the list. A Promotion to Firefighter List of qualified eligibles is used before an open competitive list. Qualification requirements may be found in the Notice of Examination and on the DCAS website under “Archives- Open Competitive.”

Getting permanent civil service status as an EMT or Paramedic

An EMT or Paramedic must have (permanent) civil service status before he/she can file for the Promotion to Firefighter examination. This means you must be appointed as a (permanent) Civil Service EMT or Paramedic, from a Civil Service List of Eligibles, resulting from an open-competitive filing period.

Civil Service Education & Experience examinations

The FDNY will arrange for the NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services to periodically conduct open-competitive filing for EMT and Paramedic titles. It may take an EMT or a Paramedic from one to two years from time of filing before gaining permanent civil service status.

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EMT Salary Information

EMT Salary

Base

 

 

Starting Salary

$27,295

 

 

After 1 Year

$28,840

 

 

After 2 Years

$29,355

 

 

After 3 Years

$33,990

 

 

After 5 Years

$39,179

 

 

Salary and vacation provisions are subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining settlements.

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EMT Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid NYS DOH EMS- Emergency Medical Technician Certificate
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A motor vehicle driver’s license valid in NY State (Does not require a NYS Driver’s license; a valid driver’s license from another state is OK so long as you have not lost driving privileges in NYS (For example, due to outstanding fines or judgments, etc.)

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Paramedic Salary Information

EMT Salary

Base

 

 

Starting Salary

$37,346

 

 

After 1 Year

$41,139

 

 

After 2 Years

$42,818

 

 

After 3 Years

$47,233

 

 

After 5 Years

$50,501

 

 

Salary and vacation provisions are subject to change pursuant to collective bargaining settlements.

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Paramedic Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • A valid NYS DOH EMS-Paramedic Certificate
  • High School Diploma or equivalent
  • A motor vehicle driver’s license valid in NY State (Does not require a NYS Driver’s license; a valid driver’s license from another state is OK so long as you have not lost driving privileges in NYS (For example, due to outstanding fines or judgments, etc.)

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