Are you ready to join a team with a passion to help others?

Interstate Rescue is growing, and we’re looking for qualified job seekers to grow with us. We offer a family-first, flexible environment with ample opportunities for professional development.

Interstate Rescue team members tackle complex challenges, work hard, high-five and celebrate. We’re risk-takers, fast learners and trailblazers. We pride ourselves on integrity and work to improve the lives of everyone who dedicates their talents to our company. We pride ourselves in offering the highest professional sales, training, and customer service.

About Interstate Rescue

Interstate Rescue is a firefighter owned and operated company that sells, services, and offers training on a diverse line of fire-rescue products, tools, and equipment. Interstate Rescue sells Sutphen Fire Apparatus, HURST, Fire-Dex, FLIR, Bullard and other well-known fire-rescue equipment brands. We are passionate about what we do and absolutely committed to equipping departments with the best tools on the market. Our service team ensures our customers’ tools remain in peak operating condition and are available 24/7, 365 days a year. Our focus on equipping, servicing, and training departments to provide their citizens the best possible response capability is unwavering, and our customer service is unparalleled.

Current Openings

Fire Apparatus Technician

Winchester, VA * Full-time* $45,000-$75,000/year

  • Medical, Dental, Vision.

Fire/Emergency Vehicle Technician Position Purpose
This position is responsible for the repair and maintenance of customer equipment, company owned equipment and equipment covered under warranty. Pay will be based off of experience

Duties and Responsibilities of the Fire/Emergency Vehicle Technician

  • Complete repairs and perform maintenance on Company fleet
  • Complete repairs on customer equipment in a timely manner
  • Builds knowledge of dealer supported product lines, service standards, and procedures and keeps abreast of all changes in various models of equipment sold and serviced by the distributor
  • Perform work as outlined on repair order with efficiency and accuracy, in accordance with Service shop and Factory standards
  • Can perform occasional service calls and overtime work
  • Perform basic field repair and maintenance jobs with minimal supervision
  • Basic testing knowledge of all machine systems
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures
  • Develops and employs diagnostic related reasoning skills
  • Examine the equipment to determine if additional safety related or service work is required
  • Assists in the collection of data necessary for efficient inventory control
  • Attends local, regional, national service schools and training sessions as requested
  • Maintains a clean, orderly, and safe working environment both in shop and at customer job sites
  • Maintains and cares for shop tools, equipment, and vehicles
  • Completes all paperwork required for jobs
  • Keep abreast of factory technical bulletins
  • Maintains close, positive working relationships with service, parts and administrative personnel
  • Conducts himself / herself in the presence of customers in a manner which will retain a good opinion of the company and the service department
  • Performs as directed by the Service Management
  • Responsible for operating heavy equipment and trucks in a safe manner
  • Follow all company safety policies and procedures
  • Understand and follow federal, state, and local regulations, such as those governing the disposal of hazardous wastes

Skills and Experience of the Fire/Emergency Vehicle Technician

  • Minimum 2-year Diesel Technology, Automotive Technology or Heavy Equipment Technology degree or equivalent experience
  • 5 years of experience working on hydraulic, pneumatic, and electrical systems on heavy or emergency/fire equipment preferred
  • Welding and cutting torch experience
  • High school diploma or equivalent or technical school graduate
  • Ability to read and comprehend instructions and information
  • Works in an efficient and effective manner
  • Organizational skills with ability to effectively manage multiple projects
  • Must have excellent external and internal customer service skills
  • Contributes to departmental and product line goals
  • Must be personable, highly motivated, a problem solver, reliable, ethical, and able to adapt to all forces around them from customers, suppliers, coworkers, and manufacturers
  • Be authorized to work in the USA
  • Requires prolonged standing with periodic lifting, walking, standing, bending, stooping, and stretching
  • Requires ability to push, lift, pull and/or carry 75 lbs. or more
  • Requires a valid driver’s license, possess, or have ability to obtain a CDL rating and the ability to maintain an insurable driving record

Other backgrounds and roles that see success in this position

  • Emergency Vehicle Technician Certifications
  • ASE certifications
  • Heavy Equipment Technician
  • Construction Equipment Technician
  • Road Service Technician
  • Master Technician
  • Diesel Mechanic
  • Vehicle Diagnostic Technician
  • Heavy Truck Technician
  • OTR Technician

Fire Apparatus Technician

Winchester, VA * Part-time * $18 – $40 / hour

Interstate Rescue is in search of a Shop and Road Mechanic for fire and rescue apparatus. EVT and ASE certifications are a plus. The candidate must be able to obtain these certifications as part of the conditions of employment.

The Emergency Vehicle Technician / Mechanic is responsible for performing maintenance and repair of Emergency Equipment and vehicles and motorized equipment. This person needs to be very detailed oriented, a technician skilled in mechanics. Additionally, this person needs to be versed in fire pumps, valves, preferably foam systems, and both 12 VDC and 120/240 VAC (generators). Hydraulics, both accessory driven (generators, foam systems, pumps) and aerials. Along with general mechanical repair/PM, chassis, engine, transmission, suspension, etc. In addition, the Emergency Vehicle Technician may also be assigned to conduct pre-delivery service on vehicles to ensure excellent working order upon delivery to the customer.


  • Expertly diagnose issues based upon experience, analysis, and testing
  • Maintain leading-edge knowledge of emergency vehicle diagnosis technology, digital manuals, and reference materials
  • Competently inspect, diagnose, and repair issues for emergency vehicle fire pumps, foam systems, valves, and the accessories
  • Adapt to rapidly changing technologies in the automotive industry, as well as in the diagnostics arena Able to obtain Virginia Motor Vehicle State Inspection license within 90-days of hire (persons with a criminal history are not able to get this license) CDL with air brake endorsement preferred
  • Must have hand tools to include up to 1/2″ drive, air tools up to1/2″ drive, electrical diagnostic tools/meters for truck repair, screwdrivers, wrenches, pliers, etc
  • Desire to advance in knowledge/skills to include but not limited to attending local and manufacturer training, seminars sponsored by local vendors, and trade show events.


  • A high school diploma or GED required EVT / ASE certification (or is willing to obtain certifications)
  • Two years’ experience in a dealership or large facility repair organization
  • Strong technical performance record
  • Unrestricted driver’s license and clean driving record
  • An impressive work-ethic Neat, clean, and professional appearance
  • Post-secondary automotive training in Emergency Vehicle Technician (EVTCC) – F1-F8 Fire Apparatus & E0-E4 Ambulance preferred Computer diagnostic experience – OBDII, CUMMINS INSITE, DETROIT DIAGNOSTICS, ALLISON, NAVISTAR, WABCO, CLASS 1, VMUX, and other diagnostic software
  • Any manufacturer certifications from prior employment (EONE, Pierce, etc.) desired

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