Basic Life Support Technicians

Become a BLS Technician


If you are interested in becoming a BLS Technician with Eugene Springfield Fire, here are some things you should do:

  • Obtain your EMT (Basic) certification with the State of Oregon. Classes are offered at Lane Community College in Eugene, Chemeketa Community College in Salem, and Umpqua Community College in Roseburg - see Quick Links.
  • Obtain a valid Oregon Driver’s License.
  • Optionally obtain work experience with a transporting ambulance provider or volunteer with a rural fire department for patient care EMT experience - see link to Volunteer Association.

Please see the links to the right, including the City of Eugene Job Openings Page.


Minimum Qualifications and Critical Skills


Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age or older
  • Acceptable driving record
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Review DPSST Oregon Administrative Rules regarding felony and misdemeanor convictions
  • No tobacco use
  • Oregon EMT certification
  • Possession of and ability to maintain American Heart Association or equivalent Health Care Provider CPR card
  • Valid Oregon driver's license

Critical Skills

  • All applicants are subject to a physical exam and must meet minimum requirements for the BLS Tech role
  • Communication skills
  • Good judgment
  • Interpersonal skills
  • Problem solving skills

All applicants will be subject to a criminal background check, and all job offers will be contingent upon the successful completion of background investigations including criminal history, driving record, employment history, education verification and personal references.