Hastings Fire & Rescue will be looking at hiring part-time EMTs and paramedics to assist the career staff. We offer starting wages that range from $10/hr for an EMT with no experience to $14/hr or more for certified paramedics.  Our experienced and knowledgeable EMTs and paramedics will evaluate and train you on the job using task books.  Once completed with training, you will be signed off by our medical director to fully function at your EMS license level.

Persons interested in applying:

  • Must be 18
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • Have a valid Nebraska driver’s license
  • Have a State of Nebraska EMS license
  • Meet the minimum physical requirements listed below.

Applications are available through the Human Resources Department.




Under direct supervision of the station shift officer, protects life and property by performing firefighting, emergency medical care, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Also maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities.


To perform the essential functions, this position will use and operate a wide range of fire prevention, suppression and medical equipment.  You will also operate various apparatus such as fire engines, aerial trucks, rescue squad, ambulances, grass fire rigs, a mini pumper, and rural water tankers.  You will operate all equipment and tools on all apparatus and ambulances as well as station equipment.

Part-time employees are assigned to a fire station and perform station and equipment maintenance as assigned. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works from a fire station or fieldwork in outside weather conditions.

Employees are exposed to hearing alarms and hazards associated with fighting fires and rendering emergency medical assistance, including smoke, noxious odors, fumes, chemicals, liquid chemicals, solvents and oils.

The employee occasionally works near moving mechanical parts and in high, precarious places and is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, risk of electrical shock, and vibration.

Work is often performed in emergency and stressful situations. The noise level in the work environment is usually quiet in station settings, and loud at emergency scenes.


While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use dexterity to handle, or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach objects with hands and arms.

The employee is occasionally required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear; and taste or smell.

The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 40 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 200 pounds.

Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision; distance vision; color vision adequate to identify red, green and yellow colors; peripheral vision without correction of 140 degrees in the horizontal meridian of each eye; depth perception; and the ability to adjust focus.

Far visual acuity shall be at least 20/30 binocular corrected with contact lenses or glasses. Far visual acuity uncorrected shall be at least 20/100 binocular for wearers of contacts or glasses.  Successful long-term soft contact wearers shall not be subject to the uncorrected criterion.


Certified firefighters will perform firefighting activities including driving fire apparatus, operating pumps and related equipment, laying hose, and performing fire combat, containment and extinguishment tasks.  You will also wear and maintain SCBA. All employees will perform emergency aid activities at their current certification level, including administering first aid and providing other assistance as required; renders emergency medical technician skills. Employees will participate in the appropriate fire drills, attend classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials, and related subjects. You will also respond to alarms received; participates in the inspection of buildings, hydrants, and other structures in fire prevention programs. A full and comprehensive job description is available upon request.


Performs general maintenance and minor repairs to departmental equipment; performs general household maintenance of the fire station including sweeping, vacuuming, painting, polishing, mowing, scrubbing, dusting, rinsing or washing of general areas or furnishings; participates in crew activities including training, public education, and inspections; may serve as a member of various employee committees.


For those with certifications, which is preferred but not required.  Knowledge of modern fire prevention, suppression, hazardous materials, and emergency medical principles, procedures, techniques and equipment.  The ability to acquire extensive knowledge of the geography of the response area; skill in the operation of listed tools and equipment; ability to apply standard firefighting, emergency medical aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques.  The ability to perform strenuous or peak physical effort during emergency, training or station maintenance activities for prolonged periods of time under conditions of extreme heights, intense heat, cold or smoke. The ability to act effectively in emergency and stressful situations; ability to follow verbal and written instructions; ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.  The ability to exercise sound judgment in evaluating situations and in making decisions; ability to establish effective working relationships with employees, other agencies, and the public. The ability to keep records and prepare reports; ability to meet special requirements. A full and comprehensive job description is available on request


Must be 18 years or older at time of hire and a U.S. citizen; must possess, or be able to obtain by time of hire, a valid Nebraska driver's license without record of suspension or revocation in any state; No felony convictions or disqualifying criminal histories within the past seven years; ability to meet departmental physical standards.