Wednesday, September 30, 2009

1,000-Plus Line Up for 15 Las Vegas FF Jobs

So you want to be a Las Vegas Firefighter, one small piece of advice, if it not to late by now hurry! The city officials plan to limit the number of applications accepted to 1500!

Monday's line grew and snaked along the sidewalks outside the building before offices opened at 8 a.m. and the applications were accepted. It was a familiar scene for city officials, who go through the process every two years.

"We typically see about 1,800 applications in a regular year," city spokeswoman Diana Paul said. "We knew we'd have an overwhelming response."

Paul said officials knew the sagging economy would draw a lot of applications, so the department limited the number to 1,500.

As of Monday afternoon, 1,440 people had submitted applications, but officials expect to hit 1,500 in the next few days. Otherwise, the application deadline will be Oct. 16.

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Thursday, September 24, 2009

How to Become a Firefighter

The modern day Firefighter is different from the traditional roles that Firefighters followed. In addition to fire suppression, a Firefighter roles and responsibilities include technical rescue, Emergency Medical Services (EMS), Hazard Materials, and extrication in motor vehicle accidents (MVA).

Step 1
Determine what type of Firefighter you want like to be. There are three basic types of Firefighters; Career, Volunteer, or Paid-On-Call (POC).
Step 2
Decide if you will pay for the FireAcademy and EMS training or find a Fire Department that will provide the training at no cost.
Step 3
Select several departments that you are eligible to work for and stop in and fill out an application. A preliminary background check is usually conducted on all applicants.
Step 4
Most Fire Departments require some form of basic skill testing. A civil service exam is also used. Prepare for the exam, hiring order is typically based of the scores on every step in the process!
Step 5
Train for a Physical Ability Test or Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) well before you submit your application.
Step 6
The interviewing process for a Firefighter is called an oral board. The oral board consists of a selected from the Chief's Staff.
Step 7
Pass a background screening and character investigation. Many departments include a psychological exam and some even include a polygraph test. Just remember to be truthful on the background investigation and record release forms.
Step 8
Typically, a medical examination and pre-employment drug screening is preceded with a conditional offer of employment. So make sure you are in excellent physical shape and do not use any tobacco products. Many departments require Firefighters to remain tobacco free during their period of employment.
Step 9
Earn NFPA Firefighter I and II certifications from a fire academy.
Step 10
Complete EMS training and receive a medical license from the state in which your employer is located.

Tuesday, September 22, 2009

Firefighter - Lincoln Park, MI

Firefighter - Lincoln Park, MI

Closing Date - 10/23/2009
Salary RangeStarting salar - $40,247.09 annually.

Description - The City of Lincoln Park is now accepting applications for examination to establish an eligibility list for future Probationary Fire Fighter positions in accordance with the following:PRIOR APPLICATIONS SHALL NOT BE CONSIDERED FOR THIS EXAMINATION.

  • Be legally employable in the United States.Be at least 18 years of age at time of application.
  • Physical Standards: Height and weight must be proportional. The City’s Health Officer may reject any candidate believed to have a physical weakness or handicap which would prohibit the applicant from successfully performing the rigorous duties of a Fire Fighter. Vision may be corrected to 20/20 for each eye.
  • Character: An arrest, poor driving record, poor school or work record, addiction to alcoholic liquors, drugs and/or narcotics, immaturity, etc. may result in rejection.
  • Evaluation: Successful completion of the listed written and physical agility/ability tests, multiple oral interviews, psychological testing, and a pre-employment physical with drug screen.
  • Background Check: Applicants must consent to submit to a full background check.

Additional Information - Submit photocopy/proof of the items listed below with your completed City of Lincoln Park “Employment Application Form”:

  • Valid Michigan Drivers license.
  • An Accredited High School Diploma, GED or Military GED.
  • MFFTC/OFFT Firefighter I Certificate.
  • MFFTC/OFFT Firefighter II Certificate.
  • MFFTC/OFFT Hazardous Materials Awareness Certificate.
  • MFFTC/OFFT Hazardous Materials Operations Certificate.
  • Current Michigan Paramedic License.
  • Current American Heart Association ACLS Certificate
  • Resume (Curriculum Vitae, if appropriate) with coversheet and letters of recommendation (preferably professional).

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Firefighter - Las Vegas, NV

Firefighter - Las Vegas, NV

Closing Date - 10/16/2009

Description - Aapplications for firefighter trainee will be acceptted beginning 8:00 a.m. on September 28, 2009. The filing deadline for Firefighter Trainee applications is 4:30 p.m. on October 16, 2009 or until we reach 1500 applications.

  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current Valid Driver's License
  • Must be 18 years old.

Also read How to become a Las Vegas Firefighter for more detailed information.

Firefighter Trainee - Clark County, NV

If you are looking to start as a Firefighter in Neveda I would go ahead and apply with Clark County. Make sure you submit your application during the open appilcation period.

Firefighter Trainee - Clark County, NV
Closing Date - 10/16/2009

Description - We always strive to hire the most suitable individuals as firefighters. We are committed to selecting the most prepared and competent individuals who will bring pride to our profession, strength to our department, and quality service to our community.In seeking top candidates, Las Vegas Fire & Rescue has developed a specialized and highly competitive recruitment process.


  • High School Diploma or GED
  • Current Valid Driver’s License
  • Must be 18 years old
  • *EMT-Basic certification and must meet current physical condition requirements. *You do not have to meet these requirements on the date of application.

Additional Information - We will be accepting applications for firefighter trainee beginning 8:00 a.m. on September 28, 2009. The filing deadline for Firefighter Trainee applications is 4:30 p.m. on October 16, 2009.

Tuesday, September 1, 2009

How to Be a Chicago Firefighter

The steps below will help you become a Chicago Firefighter and fulfill your dream. Go to and see if the Chicago Fire Department has any Job announcements. IF the department is currently accepting applications, follow the steps below.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Valid Drivers License
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proof of residency in the City of Chicago (At time of employment)


  1. Submit an application with the City of Chicago Department of Human Resources online at Only apply during an open hiring periods. Submitting an application requires a nonrefundable payment of $20.
  2. Take a Civil Service exam. Dates and times are randomly assigned. No reschedules will be permitted for anyone under any circumstances. A study guide will be given out after you submit a completed application.
  3. Applicants that pass the exam will require a background investigation, medical examination, drug screen, and a Physical abilities test. The Chicago Fire Department provides information on the Physical Abilities Test. A series of Physical Abilities Test Preparation videos are available on YouTube. These were uploaded and created by the Chicago Fire Department.
  4. Earn your spot on the eligible list.

Chicago Firefighter Starting Salary and Benefits

Chicago Firefighter start salary and benefits:
  • Starting salary of $44,838
  • One-day on, two-days off work schedule
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance
  • Prescription drug plan
  • Vision and dental plans
  • Paid sick leave
  • Paid vacation leave
  • Paid holidays
  • Retirement plan

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