Notice to Applicants
Minimum requirements for the position: Individual must be 18 years of age at the time application is made; possess a high school diploma or equivalent of such, vision must be 20/40 or corrected to 20/20, and possess a valid driver’s license. Candidates must have a valid State of Maryland Emergency Medical Technician-Paramedic License or CRT License, or be in the process of obtaining said license within two years of employment. Once hired, employee must maintain said license throughout his/her career with the Cumberland Fire Department The City is offering a $5,000 signing bonus for Maryland-licensed Paramedics. The acceptance of the bonus is optional and its payment is subject to terms, including its full-payment being conditioned upon the employee’s successful completion of on-the job firefighting training and his/her completion of a minimum of five (5) years’ employment with the City of Cumberland Fire Department.
Starting Firefighter/Medic Salary: $35,803 to $40,874 depending on license.
The City of Cumberland offers a liberal benefits package which includes State of Maryland retirement, deferred compensation program available, choice of hospitalization plans, prescription card, vision program, dental plan available, sick leave, paid vacation/holidays, and life insurance. The work schedule is a Kelly Day Schedule, 24 hours on/48 hours, off following a 6-8 week recruit training period upon which time a crew assignment will be made. The City of Cumberland is a full-service community of 20,500 citizens, situated adjacent to Interstate 68 in beautiful Western Maryland.