Emergency Medical Services (EMS)

Emergency Medical Services

Beaumont Emergency Medical Services (EMS) is a division of the Fire Department and the sole 911 provider for the city. They average 19,000 requests for service each year. We maintain an exceptional level of clinical expertise through effective training, continuing education, quality improvement and the application of current medical technology. The City of Beaumont EMS provides this exceptional emergency care as an extension of definitive medical care regardless of age, sex, race, or financial status.

Education and Training


Modified School Schedule Available

Peak-Truck Schedule

  • (24/48) ABC Shift Averaging 56-hour work week
  • All hours over 40 paid at time-and-a-half

Electronic Documentation

  • Tablet Device - Electronic Health Records
  • Mobile Dispatch Computer (MDC)

EMS Fleet Resources

Type I Ambulances - BLS with MICU capability

Stryker PowerLoad System

  • Mobile Intensive Care Unit (MICU)
  • FX Unit - Advanced Life Support
  • Supervisor Unit - Advanced Life Support
  • Admin Unit - Advanced Life Support
  • Medical Command

EMS Structure

  • Fire Department Director
  • Medical Director
  • EMS Manager
  • Clinical Coordinator
  • QA/QI Supervisor and Compliance Officer
  • Operations Supervisor and Supply Officer
  • Shift Commander
  • Deputy Commander
  • Paramedic Specialist
  • Field Training Officer
  • Paramedic-2
  • Paramedic-1
  • Advanced - EMT
  • EMT

Ambulance Permits

  • Ambulance Operator ID Card Application
  • Ambulance Service Permit Application
  • Ambulance Vehicle Inspection
  • City Ordinance - Ambulance
Join Our Team

When you work for BEMS, you're working with a distinguished group of medics with an average of 15 years of experience. We truly believe we have some of the best and most dedicated medical professionals in the region. The City of Beaumont Fire and Rescue - EMS Division currently has openings for:

  • Emergency Medical Technician (Full-time and Part-time)
  • Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (Full-time and Part-time)
  • Paramedic (Full-time and Part-time/Casual)

Hiring Process

  • Complete an online application
  • Written Examination
    • The written examination consists of approximately 50 multiple choice questions for each specific certification level (EMT, AEMT, and Paramedic). The paramedic written exam also includes ECG interpretation.
  • Physical Agility Test (PAT) (PDF)

Practical Skills Testing - skill sheets will be that of National Registry

Paramedic & Advanced EMT Levels

EMT Level

All Levels - Scenario Testing

Personnel Background check, drug screen and psychological evaluation will be scheduled by the City of Beaumont Personnel department.

Clinical Excellence - Protocols

BEMS Monthly CE Topics:

  • Differential based
  • Provide off-line medical control direction
  • Limited reliance upon online medical control
  • Advanced Procedures
  • RSII
  • EZ-IO (Adult and Pediatric)
  • Surgical Airway
  • Chest decompression
  • Initiation of Cardiac, Stroke, and Trauma Alerts
  • Nitroglycerine drip

Clinical Excellence - Education

Continuing Education Program

Beaumont EMS Continuing Education (CE) Program is certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services (TX-DSHS). Approved CE hours are verified by our in-house EMS Coordinator. Monthly continuing education classes provided to all employees and other healthcare providers. 12- Lead ECG Interpretation and Emergency Airway Management classes are presented annually. Topics are taken from the recommendation of our QA/QI Program. Our Medical Director also participates in this program by presenting expert subject matter topics. BEMS employees are paid to attend these classes:

  • Certification Courses Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS)
  • Basic Life Support (BLS)
  • Pediatric Education Prehospital Professionals (PEPP) or Pediatric Advanced Life Support (PALS)
  • International Trauma Life Support (ITLS) or Prehospital Trauma Life Support(PHTLS)

The classes are provided at no cost to employees.

BEMS partners with local hospital Continuing Education Departments to facilitate some of the above courses.

Clinical Excellence - Training

New Employee Training Program (NETP) Classroom didactic training; 8 am to 5 pm. EMT will be required to sit through 5 weeks of training. Advanced EMT will be required to sit through 4 weeks of training. Paramedic will be required to sit through 3 weeks of training. Knowledge of protocols and skills:

  • Pathophysiology of common disease processes
  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • CEU awarded
  • Field Training and Evaluation
  • Assigned to a Field Training Officer (FTO), as third-man on the unit.
  • Introduction and application of differential protocols.
  • Ten shifts minimum required.
  • Field evaluation:
  • Release from NETP
  • Release from probationary period
  • Paramedic-1 Evaluation
  • Paramedic-2 Evaluation
  • Focus Evaluation
  • Remedial Evaluation
  • Protocol Examination
  • 80% required to obtain/maintain Authorization for Clinical Practice
  • Two attempts allowed