Ambulance Operators

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! 

Interested Candidates must have the Following:

Minimum Requirements:

  • Age 18 or older
  • High School graduation or GED
  • Valid Oregon Class C driver's license
  • Valid State of Oregon Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certificate
  • Current Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) card
  • Ability to commit to a minimum of 48 hours per month

Successful Ambulance Operators have:

  • Strong customer service skills
  • High level of professionalism
  • Sound judgement and decision making
  • Deep sense of compassion
  • Good physical conditioning

Components of the Selection Process:

  • NeoGov application
  • Resume
  • Written test
  • Oral interview similar to that of a Firefighter
  • Background investigation
  • Medical exam

Ambulance Operator Job Description 

Interested in testing to be an Ambulance Operator?

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 Out of state candidates are strongly encouraged to immediately begin Oregon reciprocity process.