NUCFD is Accepting Applications

Northern Union County Fire Department Firefighter/Paramedic

NUCFD is accepting applications  for Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedics. Applications and a complete job description are available online at:


NUCFD  is an EOE.
Send completed application and resume to:
Northern Union County Fire District
602 North Franklin St
Richwood, Ohio 43344

If you have questions, please Contact Chief Riffle @ 740-943-2715 x 1. 


A Firefighter/Paramedic performs emergency work in the protection of life and property. A Firefighter/Paramedic is responsible for the rapid and efficient performance of specialized duties under emergency conditions which may involve personal hazards. A major portion of the Firefighter/Paramedic’s time is spent in preparing to combat fires, medical emergencies, hazardous materials incidents, technical rescue emergencies, and other duties as the need arises. A Firefighter/Paramedic also performs routine work in the maintenance of fire station property and equipment. A Firefighter/Paramedic is subject to call-in at any time in the event of emergency.


•   File an application by the posted deadline and provide a valid copy of driver’s license
•   Provide proof of Firefighter II and Paramedic certification
•   Pass a written examination
•   Pass an agility test
•   Pass an oral interview
•   Demonstrate proficiency in computer usage and written communication
•   Successfully  complete a background investigation
•   Pass post-offer exams including medical and drug testing

Applicants must pass each phase of the testing and selection process in order to be considered eligible for appointment. Failure of any phase will result in disqualification from further testing and consideration.


  • Excellent physical condition. Be physically capable of performing responsibilities.

  • Ability to learn firefighting techniques and the operation of firefighting equipment within a reasonable working test period

  • Ability to read and understand technical material, rules and regulations concerning firefighting

  • Ability to analyze situations rapidly and adopt an effective course of action

  • Ability to cooperate with other workers, to accept lines of authority, and maintain courteous relationships with the general public

  • Ability to lift and/or move objects weighing up to 10 pounds on a frequent basis such as a pry bar or halligan and occasionally lift and/or move objects weighing up to 100 pounds or more such as an extrication tool, deluge gun, hose pack, and 24' extension ladder

  • Ability to climb ladders and work in high, precarious places

  • Participate in continuing education and instruction programs by individual study and by attendance at scheduled drills and training classes as required

  • Ability to acquire skill in the operation of various tools and equipment such as emergency medical equipment, fire apparatus, fire pumps, hoses, first aid equipment and other standard firefighting and technological equipment

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