The Ambulance Operator (AO) position is a three year position that responds to basic life support calls. Bend Fire & Rescue has one full time BLS ambulance that responds 24 hours per day and one BLS ambulance that is deployed 12 hours per day. AO positions can be full time, part time or on call. The AO program is a fantastic position for someone who is in paramedic school or interested in exploring a career in the fire service. Of our 50 former ambulance operators, 31% have been hired as full time firefighter/paramedics at Bend Fire & Rescue and 20% have been hired at other fire departments!
First, complete our interest card. The interest card allows us to notify you when we are testing for a position within our department.
For Oregon reciprocity information visit www.oregon.gov. Out of state candidates are strongly encouraged to immediately begin Oregon reciprocity process.