Assessment Details for Firefighter Paramedic

Applicants who do not complete the NTN assessment will not be considered for this position.

POSTING DATE:              10/5/2018

CLOSING DATE:               Posting will be removed once we are satisfied with assessment participant numbers.

CLASSIFICATION:            Firefighter Paramedic


This is not a job posting for immediate hire, but rather for an assessment in order to create an eligible list.

Please see below for assessment details.

Interested external candidates should complete their FireTEAM and CPAT testing via NTN as soon as possible. Once NTN testing & requirements have been completed, interested candidates should wait to be contacted further. Once NTN results are all compiled, we will reach out to those selected on an “invite only” basis. At that point, we will describe how/when applicants must demonstrate meeting minimum requirements.

RCID is not directly accepting resumes at this time.

Listed below is all NTN testing and contact information. They will be the sole point of contact until we select candidates to assess in the future.

All inquiries regarding NTN requirements should be directed to National Testing Network at 866-563-3882 or via the following link:



PART 1 – Complete CPAT and FireTEAM testing with NTN

Successfully complete both the Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) and FireTEAM assessments. The National Testing Network (NTN) offers both CPAT and FireTEAM; sign up at Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays. During the registration process, make certain you select Reedy Creek Emergency Services as a recipient of your test results; upon completion of CPAT and FireTEAM tests your results will automatically be forwarded to us.

Further info regarding CPAT preparation can be found by clicking the resources below:
CPAT Candidate Instruction Video: test-cpat-video.cfm
CPAT Orientation Guide: _Guide.pdf
Candidate Preparation Guide: _Guide.pdf

PART 2 – Wait to be contacted by Reedy Creek Improvement District

Reedy Creek Improvement District will review CPAT and FireTeam results and contact candidates directly regarding an employment application. Employment applications are accepted only upon request from Reedy Creek Improvement District and must include supporting documents as detailed in the “Required Certifications” section. All information provided on your application (as well as in all other phases of the employment process) must be true, accurate, up-to-date, and without omission.

PART 3 – In-house testing

Reedy Creek Improvement District will review applications and successful candidates will be invited to move forward in the application process. Further information will be provided to those candidates at that time.

Evaluation of training and experience; CPAT (pass/fail; scores valid one year from testing date); FireTEAM (take assessment, no minimum score required); driving record check; background investigation; pre-employment medical exam including drug testing.



  • 2 year degree in Fire Science, EMS (or related), from an accredited College or University
  • FL Driver License
  • FL Firefighter Minimum Standards
  • FL Paramedic License
  • EVOC (or equivalent)
  • BLS Provider
  • ACLS Provider
  • NTN CPAT – with result of ‘PASS’
  • PALS Provider



  • Applicants must possess and be able to demonstrate the skills, knowledge and abilities as outlined in the Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Program.
  • Fire suppression activities include the demonstrated skills and depth of knowledge necessary to function under general supervision.
  • Must work as a team member and/or individually in carrying out a variety of assignments in emergency situations.
  • Will function safely and effectively as an integral member of a team of equally or less experienced firefighters to accomplish a series of tasks.
  • Assume duties as may be designated within the incident command system.
  • Participates in the medical treatment of patients in emergency and non-emergency situations.
  • Able to work as a team member or independently in the delivery of medical services and demonstrate knowledge and proficiency commensurate with paramedic certification.
  • Provide for personal safety and the safety of others, patient assessment and emergency medical care, record keeping, data collection, and patient advocacy.
  • Perform other related duties as assigned.



The following requirements are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job and is not intended to be inclusive. Reasonable accommodation(s) may be made to enable individuals with disabilities, as defined by law, to perform any essential functions.



Must possess a valid Florida State Driver’s license and maintain eligibility under the District’s commercial vehicle program.



  • While performing the duties of this job, an employee is regularly required to sit, stand, walk, touch, speak, hear, and see.  An employee is occasionally required to bend, kneel, reach, twist, carry, climb, push and pull.
  • An employee must lift and/or move small articles and occasionally lift objects up to 20 pounds.
  • An employee must demonstrate fine motor skills and to be able to operate vehicles and other equipment.
  • An employee is occasionally required to work in heat, cold and wet/damp conditions and to navigate uneven and/or outdoor terrain.
  • Certain positions may require work above ground or in enclosed spaces.
  • Certain positions may have requirements of 50 pounds maximum lifting with frequent lift/carry up to 25 pounds.
  • Positions requiring strength demands in the Heavy and/or Very Heavy category have detailed physical performance analyses available for review.


Pay:      Starting pay is $22.04 per hour.