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Fire Fighter EMT

Job ID 2802 Date posted 09/13/2021

Brookhaven National Laboratory ( delivers discovery science and transformative technology to power and secure the nation’s future. Brookhaven Lab is a multidisciplinary laboratory with seven Nobel Prize-winning discoveries, 37 R&D 100 Awards, and more than 70 years of pioneering research. The Lab is primarily supported by the U.S. Department of Energy’s (DOE) Office of Science. Brookhaven Science Associates (BSA) operates and manages the Laboratory for DOE. BSA is a partnership between Battelle and The Research Foundation for the State University of New York on behalf of Stony Brook University.

Position Description


On-site firefighter, primarily working within the 5,000 acres, 300+ buildings on Brookhaven National Laboratory site for the Laboratory Protection Division.

The job duties include but are not limited to:
Fire suppression, medical response, hazardous material response, technical rescue, fire prevention inspections while taking proper action to ensure the safety and protection of people, equipment, and property.  Firefighters are skilled in firematic procedures, the use of emergency equipment, and emergency medical assistance.  Firefighter may be required to perform such duties off site and perform assigned duties in fire inspection, test, and maintenance.  Firefighters must maintain services and operate a variety of tools and equipment relating to fire prevention, fire, rescue, and emergency medical assistance.  Firefighters may be assigned special and routine training assignments and drills.

Position Requirements


Required knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • A minimum of five years progressive experience in a volunteer or career fire department
    Current New York State EMT-B with at least five years continuous certification
  • Certification as a motor pump operator on a Class A pumper through New York State, Suffolk or Nassau Counties required
  • Firefighter I Certification
  • New York State Certified Hazardous Materials Technician or equivalent based on curriculum
  • New York State Certified in Confined Space Rescue or equivalent based on curriculum

Preferred knowledge, skills and abilities:

  • Current Advanced Life Support either NYS EMT CC or Paramedic
  • Firefighter 2 Certification
  • Trench Rescue Technician
  • High Angle Rescue
  • Rapid Intervention Team Training
  • Aerial or Ladder Operations
  • NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, and 800
  • Experience serving as a line officer and progressive experience in a volunteer or career fire department
  • Possession of an associate degree or higher in fire protection technology or related field is also desirable

Environment, Safety & Health Requirements:
The ability to successfully complete and pass an extensive medical physical, stress, and functional capacity tests.

Must be willing to work 24 hour shifts and holidays at the completion of a 15-week training period.

The Lab’s placement policy is to select the best qualified candidate for an available position.  With respect to Bargaining Unit positions, candidates are considered in the following order: (1) present benefits-eligible employees within the department/division and/or appropriate bargaining unit, with preference for those within the immediate work group; (2) present benefits-eligible employees within the Laboratory; and (3) outside applicants.

At Brookhaven National Laboratory we believe that a comprehensive employee benefits program is an important and meaningful part of the compensation employees receive. Our benefits program includes, but is not limited to:

  • Medical Plans
  • Dental Plans
  • Vacation
  • Holidays
  • Life Insurance
  • 401(k) Plan
  • Retirement Plan
  • Paid Parental Leave
  • Swimming Pool, Weight Room, Tennis Courts, and many other employee perks and benefits

Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL) is an equal opportunity employer that values inclusion and diversity at our Lab.We are committed to ensuring that all qualified applicants receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, status as a veteran, disability or any other federal, state or local protected class.

BNL takes affirmative action in support of its policy and to advance in employment individuals who are minorities, women, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities.We ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job application or interview process, to perform essential job functions, and to receive other benefits and privileges of employment.Please contact us to request accommodation.

Brookhaven Science Associates requires proof of a COVID-19 vaccination for all employees.Proof of full vaccination as recognized by the CDC and/or WHO, inclusive of the two-week waiting period, is required either by November 17, 2021 or at the start of your employment if after November 17, 2021.

*VEVRAA Federal Contractor

Brookhaven employees are subject to restrictions related to participation in Foreign Government Talent Recruitment Programs, as defined and detailed in United States Department of Energy Order 486.1A. You will be asked to disclose any such participation at the time of hire for review by Brookhaven. The full text of the Order may be found at:

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