Friday, December 27, 2013

Taylor Fire Department in process of filling vacancies

The Taylor Fire Department is beginning the process of creating an eligibility list for probationary firefighters in anticipation of filling several vacancies.
Applications will be available on the Human Resources tab of the City of Taylor Website beginning on January 1, 2014.
The TFD is seeking motivated individuals to fill these posts. All interested people must submit an application to the City of Taylor's Clerk's Office by 4 p.m. Monday, January 20, 2014. The Clerk's Officde is located at City Hall, 23555 Goddard Road, Taylor, MI, 48180. Applicants must provide a current CWW Firefighter Testing Program written report and Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) scores with their application.
Minimum requirements include:
  • Firefighter II certification-Michigan or equivalent
  • Passing current CWW written and CPAT test scores at time of application
  • Licensed State of Michgian Paramedic or be currently enrolled in State of Michigan Paramedic program
  • NOTE: Successful licensing as a State of Michigan Paramedic is a requirement of probationary period completion
  • Applicants will be required to pass a background investigation
  • NOTE: Includes driving record, psychological and medical exams
Applications will be available at beginning on January 1.
For more information, anyone interested should contact Deputy Fire Chief Dan Reynolds by telephone at (734) 374-1355 or by email at
The City of Taylor considers all applicants without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, creed, gender disability, marital status, family status, age, sexual orientation and gender identity.

Sunday, December 22, 2013

City of Pearland Texas Firefighter Job



Posted Date:

20-Dec-2013 (CST)

Closing Date:

23-Jan-2014 (CST)




Pearland, TX, USA

Pay Rate:

$45,000 annually


The City of Pearland offers an excellent benefits package including a voluntary ICMA 457 deferred compensation program, as well as membership in the Texas Municipal Retirement System (TMRS). The City of Pearland pays all premiums for the employee’s dental, long-term disability protection, and life insurance and the City pays a portion of the medical premium for employees and dependants

Employment Type:

Full Time

FLSA Status:

Testing Requirements:    All applicants will be required to take and pass a written examination, a physical agility test, undergo a background investigation, oral interviews, and a Human Performance Evaluation (HPE) physical and drug test.   Copies of Certifications must be included with application.  Certifications are required to be in effect by closing date of announcement.
 Test Date:   February 8, 2014
Job Summary:     Protects life and property by performing fire fighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention duties. Maintains fire equipment, apparatus, and facilities. 
Supervisory Functions:   May Ride-up as Lieutenant. 

Essential Functions:

Regular and timely attendance at work. 

Responds to emergencies, lays hose, performs fire combat, containment, extinguishment salvage, and overhaul tasks. 

Performs emergency aid activities including rescue, and emergency medical aid. 

Participates in fire company drills and training, attends classes in firefighting, emergency medical, hazardous materials and related subjects. 

Prepares correct, accurate, and concise reports. 

Provides housekeeping. 

Inspects, maintains apparatus, equipment, tools, and facilities. 

Drives fire apparatus and operates pumps and related equipment. 

Maintains positive relations and works cooperatively with other people. 

Teaches Fire Safety classes for the general public. 

Assists in department supervisory and administrative activities as assigned. 

Assists in training new employees as assigned. 

Serve as "essential personnel" and is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or manmade disaster, or any other event the City Manager or Assistant City Manager(s) deem necessary.
Contributes to team effort by performing other related duties as assigned.

Education, Experience, and Licenses: 
High school diploma or equivalent required. 

Experience as a firefighter, preferred. 

Texas Commission on Fire Protection Basic Firefighter Certification Required.   Copies of certification must be attached to the application. 

TCFP Driver Operator, Instructor and Hazardous Materials Technician Certifications Preferred 

Texas Department of State Health Services EMT Basic Certification Required.   Copies of certfication must be attached to the application.

TxDSHS EMT Intermediate or Paramedic Preferred. 

Valid, Texas Driver's License, Class B - Firefighter Exempt.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
Ability to think and act quickly, exercising sound technical judgment under emergency conditions. 

Ability to act effectively under stressful emergency situations. 

Ability to drive and effectively operate fire apparatus, fire and rescue equipment, and tools. 

Skill and ability to perform emergency medical care methods and procedures. 

Ability to apply standard firefighting, emergency aid, hazardous materials, and fire prevention techniques. 

Ability to maintain discipline and adherence to the policies and procedures and standard operating guidelines 

Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with Volunteer personnel, Volunteer Command Staff, Supervisors, other City Staff and the general public. 

Ability to communicate clearly and concisely, both verbally and in writing. 

Principles, practices, and methods of modern firefighting. 

Emergency medical care practices and procedures.
Methods of fire prevention. 

Hazardous materials and methods of identification, containment, and control. 

Operation and maintenance of fire apparatus and equipment. 

Geography and characteristics of fire hazards within the City. 

Functions of NIMS and ICS.
Knowledge, skills and abilities of Firefighter 1 and Firefighter II of the National Fire Protection Association Standard 1001, Standard for Firefighter Professional Qualifications, 2009 Edition.

Physical Demands:    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to stand and walk for extended periods of time; use hands and arms to finger, handle, feel and reach. The employee is required to sit; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, taste and/or smell. The position requires the use of a self contained breathing apparatus and possibly a respirator. 

The employee must occasionally lift, push, pull and/or move heavy objects up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision and depth perception. 

Work Environment:   The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to extreme heat, to shaking, rocking, and vibrating; explosives and risk of radiation. The employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; smoke, fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; risk of electrical shock; tight or confined spaces; near total darkness; ladders, scaffolding, and heights. 

The noise level in the work environment may range from moderate to loud. 

The employee in this position is required to remain available for immediate call-in due to any natural or manmade disaster, or any other event the Fire Chief, City Manager, or Assistant City Manager(s) deems necessary. 

Firefighter Recruitment Announcement City of Ontario, California

Firefighter Recruitment Announcement
Human Resources Department - 415 East 'B' Street Ontario, CA 91764 -
$4,713.16 - $5,728.87 Monthly

OPENING DATE: 12/20/13
CLOSING DATE: 02/16/14 05:00 PM


We want to give you some time to get ready....

The City of Ontario will accept applications for the position of Firefighter during the dates listed below. Interested applicants should review the position's Qualification Guidelines below and make necessary arrangements to meet the qualifications no later than February 21, 2014 at 5 pm. These qualifications include completing required testing prior to submitting your application.

The City of Ontario will accept applications for this position online between February 17, 2014 and February 21, 2014 at 5:00 p.m.   

Led by Chief Floyd Clark, the Ontario Fire Department is a team committed to professional and compassionate public service. The department serves a population well over 170,000 people, covering nearly 50 square miles. There are eight fire stations that house eight engine companies and two truck companies. The City of Ontario is in the process of developing 13 square miles in the New Model Colony, one of the largest undeveloped sections of the western Inland Empire, where the Fire Department will soon begin construction of fire station nine.

Ontario is a full service department providing fire/rescue services; medical services through the department's paramedic program; safety education; fire inspections; plan review; and various specialty teams such as SWAT medics and bomb squad. 

The Ontario Fire Department is proud to serve the residents, businesses, and visitors of the City of Ontario with a high degree of professionalism.  The members of the Ontario Fire Department realize the value of each team member and constantly strive to improve service to the community by living up to the motto: Courtesy - Loyalty - Service.

The City of Ontario 

The City of Ontario is a dynamic leading community in South California's "Inland Empire" with a variety of full-time and part-time employment and volunteer opportunities. Ontario enjoys the reputation of being a progressive City which provides solid leadership to its citizens and to the business community. The City provides a full range of services to the community including: Police, Fire, Administrative Services, Community Services, Development, Economic Development, Housing, and the Ontario Municipal Utilities Company. The City’s team is staffed with approximately 1,000 full-time and 100 part-time diverse and talented employees who work to support a common goal of providing excellent service to the community.
We invite you to learn more about the City of Ontario by reviewing the City's website. A few useful links are also listed below:
Approach to Public Service (General guidelines for City of Ontario employees) (Information about City of Ontario benefit plans)
The Ontario Plan (The City's Comprehensive Business Plan)

Under supervision of a Fire Captain, the firefighter fights fires and performs emergency medical and rescue work; participates in fire prevention inspections, public education, station maintenance, routine vehicle maintenance, and training activities; performs related work as required.
  • Responds to calls for service as part of a team. 
  • Engages in all types of fire fighting activities which include rescue, protection of exposures, confinement and extinguishment of fires, overhaul of fire scenes, ventilation, and salvage operations. 
  • Performs fire prevention activities, including pre-fire planning and disaster preparation training. 
  • Performs routine maintenance of fire fighting equipment and station facilities. 
  • Participates in regular drills and training. 
  • Operates/utilizes all types of machinery, equipment, and supplies appropriate for area of assignment including tools, hoses, ladders, medical equipment and supplies, and motor vehicles. 
  • Participates in a wide range of emergency and rescue activities, including emergency medical services, extrication, and heavy rescue. 
  • When properly qualified, may perform as a paramedic, hazardous materials specialist, bomb squad member, or other special assignment. 
  • Performs other job related duties and responsibilities as required.


High School diploma or recognized equivalent. Must be at least 18 years of age at time of application.

Valid Class C driver's license or officially recognized equivalent and acceptable driving record at time of appointment and throughout employment.

Successful completion of an Accredited California State Fire Academy or possession of aFire Fighter I certificate issued by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of application. Proof of successful California State Fire Academy completion and or Fire Fighter I certificate must be attached to your application. Failure to attach documentation to your application will result in disqualification from the selection process. All statements made on submitted application materials are subject to verification.

Written Examination

Completion of the FireTeam Entry-level Firefighter Examination is required. All testing must be completed through the National Testing Network (NTN) by February 21, 2014. Please visit for additional information and to schedule a testing date. Your passing exam score will determine your placement on the eligibility list for this position.

What to expect at the website:
  • Detailed information about the testing process for the entry level test.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

The City of Ontario will not conduct its own written examination
. It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm test dates and times, as well as pre-register for testing by contacting National Testing Network (NTN). Only one testing score will be accepted. Any costs associated with taking examinations are the responsibility of the applicant. A fee is assessed by the National Testing Network to complete the examination. Fee waivers are available through the City of Ontario. Proof of financial need is required.

Upon completion of the entry level exam, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Ontario. Candidates meeting the position's minimum qualifications and who attain a passing score on the written exam will be placed on the eligibility list in score order. National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the City of Ontario’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process. All candidate results are provided to the City of Ontario Department where the final decisions are made.

CPAT or Biddle Certification
Proof of successful completion of Candidate Physical Agility Test (CPAT) or Biddle Physical Agility Test issued between February 17, 2013 and February 21, 2014.  Candidates must provide the location, date, and overall time (if available) of their Physical Agility examination on their employment application. Both the CPAT and the Biddle are pass/fail exams. The City of Ontario will not conduct its own CPAT or Biddle testing. It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm test dates and times, as well as pre-register for testing by contacting the authorized testing provider directly. Only one testing score will be accepted. Any costs associated with taking examinations are the responsibility of the applicant. Financial assistance may be available through the testing provider.

For additional information regarding the CPAT examination, please review the following:

For additional information regarding the Biddle examination, please review the following: or  Please note that additional providers are available.

It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure all documentation related to their CPAT or Biddle certification is uploaded and attached to their online application.  Failure to attach documentation to your application will result in disqualification from the selection process. All statements made on submitted application materials are subject to verification.

Availability of Testing
The City of Ontario is not responsible for delayed or unavailable testing results or for an applicant's inability to complete the required testing due to the availability of testing services. For this reason, applicants are encouraged to complete the required examinations as early as possible.

Selection Process

Applications received prior to the closing date of the recruitment will be screened for conformance with minimum required qualifications listed above. Those applications not meeting the position's minimum requirements or lacking proper certification will be rejected. All statements made on an employment application and all scores submitted with an application will be verified. If the City is unable to verify your examination scores, your application will be rejected.

Your passing score on written examination used by the City of Ontario will determine your placement on the eligibility list for this position. Applicants will be placed on the position's eligibility list in score order. Applicants with similar scores will be placed into bands. The top candidates will be referred to the Fire Department for consideration. The most qualified applicants will participate in the Fire Department's selection process. Candidates selected to continue in the selection process will participate in a background investigation/polygraph exam. Any offer of employment shall be contingent upon passing a comprehensive medical exam as well as a psychological evaluation.  
Application Process
Applications must be submitted online using the City's Online Hiring Center. Paper applications will not be accepted. Applicants must submit all transcripts or other documentation of required certification at the time of application. This documentation should be uploaded as a PDF or word document and attached to your online application using the system's resume attachment feature. Failure to provide required documentation will result in disqualification from the selection process.

Your application is the primary tool used to evaluate your job qualifications. It is important that your application show all the relevant education and experience you possess for at least the past 10 years. List all periods of employment, beginning with your most recent or present employer (including, if applicable, all employment with the City of Ontario). 
List any experience that may help you to qualify for the position. List separately each position held, including different positions with the same employer. Resumes may be included but will not substitute for the employment history section. Failure to complete these sections may result in the rejection of your application.

Frequently Asked Questions
Must I complete all of the required testing? 
Yes. If you fail to complete and pass the required testing your application will be rejected. Required application materials must be attached to your application and will not be accepted after the closing date of the recruitment. The City of Ontario is not responsible for delayed or unavailable testing results or for an applicant's inability to complete the required testing due to the availability of testing services. For this reason, applicants are encouraged to immediately complete their required testing.

How do I attach documents to my online application? 

Documents should be scanned in black and white at the lowest possible resolution and then converted into a PDF or a MS Word document. It is recommended that each document be attached separately. If you are unable to attach a document, it is more than likely that the file size is too large. To attach a document to an online application, click on the Add Attachment(s) link, add the name of the document in the File Description field and then click Browse to locate the document you would like to attach to your application. Select Upload to complete the attachment process.

I currently work as a Firefighter in another state, how do I obtain the required certifications? 

The requirements include successful completion of an accredited California State Fire Academy or possession of a Fire Fighter I certificate issued by the California Office of the State Fire Marshal at time of application. California State Fire Training (SFT) does not offer reciprocity for certifications. In order to apply for SFT certification in California, you must meet all of the requirements listed in the SFT Procedures Manual 
click here (or refer to pg. 94 SFT Procedures Manual - ver. 2008). As such, you must have served with a California Fire Department to meet the minimum qualifications for a Fire Fighter I certificate.

Are there written instruction regarding the application process? 

Please refer to the following application guide:
All applications received by the filing deadline will be screened. Those candidates selected as best meeting the needs of the City will be invited to continue in the selection process.
  • Candidates who successfully complete all phases of the selection process will be placed on an eligibility list. Current and future vacancies will be filled from this list. Lists typically last for 12 months but may be extended or abolished based upon the needs of the City.
  • The City encourages applications from qualified individuals with disabilities as defined by the Americans with Disabilities Act. Individuals who require a reasonable accommodation to participate in any phase of the selection process must make such a request during the application process. Applicants with disabilities that affect sensory, manual, or speaking skills may be provided with a test in a format that does not require the use of the impaired skill. Persons requesting reasonable accommodation will be required to provide documentation of such a need.
  • All potential employees are required to pass a fingerprint review and a pre-employment physical examination prior to appointment.
  • The City supports a Drug-Free Workplace. The pre-employment physical may include a drug screen.
  • Successful candidates shall be required to complete a verification form designated by the Department of Homeland Security United States Citizenship and Immigration Services that certifies eligibility for employment in the United States of America.
  • All City employees are required to sign a loyalty oath in accordance with California Government Code Section 3100.
  • The provisions of this bulletin do not constitute a contract expressed or implied and any provisions contained in this bulletin may be modified or revoked without notice.
  • If applicable, official college transcripts may be required prior to receiving an offer of employment.


Wednesday, December 11, 2013

Salisbury Fire Department is currently taking applications

Salisbury Fire Department is currently taking applications

***File Attached (See Below)***
Application packets can be obtained in person, or requested, at the Human Resources Office located at 125 N. Division St. Salisbury, MD 21801, or on-line at All applications should be turned into the City’s Human Resource Department by 4pm Friday December 27, 2013. Testing will be at the Wicomico County Civic Center located on Long Ave in Salisbury Md. on Wednesday January 15, 2014 starting promptly at 5:00 pm. Please bring all of your gear to testing. Questions contact Assistant Chief Scott at 410-548-3120.

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Detroit Fire Department Hiring Firefighters


Job Title: Fire Fighter
Closing Date/Time: Sat. 10/26/13 11:59 PM Eastern Time
Salary: $29,352.00 - $47,913.00 Annually
Job Type: Certified-Regular Civil Service
Location: 314 Coleman Young Municipal Center, Michigan

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Description  Benefits  Supplemental Questions

Under immediate supervision, responds to emergency incidents with an assigned Company and extinguishes fires or mitigates the incident.  Cleans and cares for apparatus, equipment and quarters.

 Examples of Duties:
1.      Responds to emergency incidents with an assigned Company.
2.      Connects, carries and operates hose lines and nozzles.
3.      Positions and climbs ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings, or to rescue individuals from burning structures.
4.      Turns water on or off.
5.      Utilizes a variety of extinguishers and forcible entry tools, including, but not limited to axes, bars, hooks and life lines.
6.      Rescues people and salvages property.
7.      Operates a variety of fire department apparatus and vehicles.
8.      Assists emergency medical personnel in administering CPR and extrications; and handles chemical hazmat, weapons of mass destruction and Homeland Security events.
9.      Participates in public education programs and community relations activities to educate public on how to protect life and property.
10.  Participates in departmental training and drills regarding the operation of departmental equipment.
11.  Lubricates, cleans and polishes fire apparatus and replaces equipment.
12.  Maintains Company facility/quarters including, but not limited to, cleaning quarters, washing windows, and scrubbing floors.
13.  Monitors fire alarm instruments.
14.  Verifies and records alarms received from Computer-Aided Dispatch System, department two-way radio and telephone system.
15.  Maintains Company records and prepares reports.

 Minimum Qualifications:
High School graduation or GED.

 Supplemental Information:
·        Perform a variety of hazardous fire fighting and technical rescue tasks.
·        Perform tasks related to the care of departmental equipment and facilities.
·        Work in confined spaces.
·        Perform high angle rescues.
·        Work in and contribute to a team approach in carrying out duties.
LICENSE, CERTIFICATION AND OTHER SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS: Candidates must provide proof of a valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) at the time of interview and hire.

Employees in this class will be required to operate a motor vehicle.  Valid State of Michigan Operator License required.

Employees in this class will be required to meet and maintain State of Michigan Firefighters’ Training Council eligibility standards.

A valid State of Michigan Emergency Medical Service License is preferred.

Candidates considered for placement in this classification may be subject to a Criminal Background Investigation based on the requirements of the position.

DISTINGUISHING CHARACTERISTICS: Must possess sufficient physical agility, mental alertness and strength to perform the duties and work assignments associated with this classification.  Employees in this class can expect to be engaged in strenuous physical activities, over long periods of time, in unpleasant working conditions including wetness, cold and extreme heat and confined spaces while performing hazardous work.

Evaluation Process:

1) Written Exam:   Max 50%         Min 32.5%

2) Training Experience & Personal Qualifications:
    Max 50% Min 32.5%

3) Military Service: 1% Min. to 15% Max

4) Domicile Credit: 15%

5) Interview: Pass/Fail

A passing score on the Written Exam is required in order to be  interviewed. The following documentation "MUST" be submitted in order to be scheduled for an interview:

1) Proof of valid Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT); proof must be provided at the time of certification for hiring consideration as well.  A CPAT score is valid for 1 year.

2) Education – Copy of High School Diploma or G.E.D.

3) Valid State of MI Operator License

4) Proof of Work History "(IF APPLICABLE)" – A letter of reference on company letterhead, stating your job title(s), duties, length of employment and work history.  OR  If employers are unwilling to provide such letters, you may submit copies of paycheck stubs or W-2 forms for employment periods claimed or official performance evaluations.

5) A valid State of MI Emergency Medical Service License "(IF APPLICABLE)"

6) Proof of Military Service “(IF APPLICABLE)” – Military Discharge papers/DD 214 including the Character of Discharge for each term of enlistment.

**Submission of proof of Domicile in the City of Detroit is “OPTIONAL” – "Domicile Credit for City of Detroit Applicants" - "Any individual whose domicile is in the City of Detroit twelve (12) months preceding the date of filing his or her application for employment and receives a passing score on the initial written competitive examination for entry into classified service shall have fifteen (15) points added to his or her final score in determining his or her eligibility for the position(s) sought".

Proof of Domicile - to prove Domicile in the City of Detroit, an applicant must present proper identification in the form of a valid State of MI Operator License, or State of MI Identification Card, or a valid passport AND submit at least one of the following forms of documentation:

-Copies of the front and signature pages of federal income tax return forms and/or W2 forms for the two years immediately preceding the date of application, or

-Copies of City of Detroit property bills for the two years immediately preceding the date of application, or

-Copies of utility bills/statements addressed to the applicant that reflect billing/assessment dates twelve (12) months preceding the date of application, or any other official documentation deemed sufficient by the Human Resources Department that would substantiate an applicant's domicile as the City of Detroit twelve (12) months preceding the date of application.

***There is no guarantee of a position based on the highest score, although we recommend that you do your best.  After the examination process, the scores will be banded in determining those individuals qualified for the position.

The banding ranges will be as follows:

100 to 65 = Qualified (Q)

Below 65 = Not Qualified (NQ)

Selection will be made from all candidates within the band who are deemed qualified.  All other applicants will receive a letter from the department indicating that they are not being considered for the position.


1) You will be notified of each phase of the application process"by E-MAIL ONLY". PLEASE CHECK YOUR E-MAIL DAILY FOR NOTIFICATIONS. Please be sure to check your "SPAM FOLDER" as well.

Monday, October 7, 2013

City of Bowling Green, Ohio Hiring Firefighter/EMT


FIREFIGHTER/EMT -   Click here for a copy of the advertisement, release forms, a copy of the job description, information about the physical agility test, and general information about the examination and hiring process. You must also click on the Apply Now button below in order to obtain a copy of the City's application form. If you complete it online, you will need to print the form, sign it, and submit it to the City's Personnel Department before 4:30 p.m. on October 16, 2013.

  •       Video of Agility Test:   This video link shows Firefighters undertaking the various portions of the required physical agility test.   Click here for a written description of the agility test. 


Applications may be completed online but must be printed for your signature.  Completed application materials may be returned to Personnel Department by U. S. Mail, delivered in-person, faxed to (419)-352-1262, or emailed

Thursday, August 8, 2013

Tiffin, Ohio testing for Firefighters

Tiffin, Ohio is giving a Civil Service Exam Sat. September 14. Applications need to be mailed in and post marked on or before September 6. Base salary is $33,292.52 annually

Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, OH
Questions about hiring and applications for employment can be obtained by contacting:
City of Tiffin
51 East Market Street
Tiffin, Ohio 44883

Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Phoenix Fire Department Firefighter Recruitment

Phoenix Fire Department Firefighter Recruitment!
We are pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Firefighter RecruitFire Red Maltese 72px testing process this year.  The 2013 testing process will begin with a recruitment period of August 26-30, 2013.  **Applications will ONLY be available during this five (5) day period.  Applications will ONLY be accessible on-line through the City of Phoenix Human Resources Website.  
The written portion of the testing process is tentatively scheduled for late September, 2013; you will be notified by e-mail with an invitation to the exam.  
Candidates who pass the written exam, will be placed on a Phoenix Fire Department Firefighter Recruit eligibility list.  For more information on the hiring process click here.
**Applications or related materials will not be made available prior to the Recruitment period so please do not contact City of Phoenix HR Services or the Phoenix Fire Department.
If you have any questions or future address changes, please use the following e-mail address:
Please check this site for information and updates when recruitment occurs.

The City of Phoenix Recruit testing process is determined by staffing levels, building of new fire stations and budget and not conducted on a pre-scheduled basis. 
The process consists of a written examination and an oral interview process.  This site addresses many areas of preparing to test to become a firefighter.  For more information please see the links below.  You can also download a sample “recruitment packet”.
Contact Information: 602-534-FIRE (3473)
E-mail questions: Recruitment / Testing Office

Hiring ProcessPFD Logo with Banners
Here is information on each step in the hiring process, including the written exam, the eligibility list, oral board interviewing, background checks, physicals and drug testing.
EMT Certification
Every Phoenix Firefighter is required to obtain and maintain Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) Certification.
CPAT - Candidate Physical Ability Test
Proof of successful completion of a Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) from a licensed agency within 6 months is required at the scheduled date of your final selection interview.
Firefighter Recruit Training
Firefighter Recruit is an employment classification for entry level members assigned to the Phoenix Fire Training Academy for Firefighter Recruit Training.
Affinity Groups
An Affinity Group is a group of people formed around a shared interest or common goal who support each other and work together.  There are several groups associated with the fire department.  Please contact them directly.
Firefighter I & II Certification
Firefighter I & II Certification may be obtained from a number of sources.  To assist you we have identified a few.
Cadet Program
The Phoenix Fire Department Cadet Program was started in 1975. The purpose of the program is to provide cadets with hands-on emergency medical training, work experience at fire stations, training in firefighter skills and volunteerism for the community. 
Fire Science Classes
The Maricopa Community College District is a great resource to prepare you for a career as a firefighter. Current and former firefighters work as adjunct faculty and are there to help you prepare for a career as a firefighter. Click here to locate Fire Science Classes.
Fitness Preparation
Fitness Preparation is a very important part of the employment process.  
Sample Recruitment Packet
A Sample Recruitment Packet is available for downloading.  This is a sample of what will be available during the recruitment process.
Frequently Asked Questions
Click here for answers to frequently asked questions.

The Phoenix Fire Department is pleased to announce that we will be conducting a Firefighter Recruit testing process this year. The 2013 testing process will begin with a Recruitment period of August 26-30, 2013.

**Applications will ONLY be available during this five (5) day period. Applications will ONLY be accessible on-line through the City of Phoenix Human Resources Website. The written portion of the testing process is tentatively scheduled for late September, 2013; you will be notified by email with an invitation to the exam. Candidates who pass the written exam, will be placed on an PFD Firefighter Recruit eligibility list. For more information on the selection hiring process visit our website at

 **Applications or related materials will not be made available prior to the Recruitment period, so please do not contact City of Phoenix HR Services or the Phoenix Fire Department. If you have any questions or future address changes, please use the following email address:

Tuesday, July 9, 2013

Wheeling,WV Fire Department is testing for Firefighter/Paramedics

Wheeling,WV Fire Department is testing for Firefighter/Paramedics. 
Probationary Firefighter (Job Description) - download the application here.

Monday, June 3, 2013

City of Jackson Firefighter


General Summary
Firefighters perform duties associated with the protection of life and property, including combating, extinguishing and preventing fires and providing emergency medical services.  The work entails responsibility for fire fighting duties under emergency conditions that may involve personal hazard, as well as life saving duties under emergency conditions.  Firefighters assist with code enforcement inspections, participate in training, assist with cleaning and maintenance of station, apparatus and equipment.  Firefighters are responsible for the cleanliness and operability of assigned personal protective equipment and clothing.  Work is performed in accordance with well-established routine and close supervision is received from departmental superiors. May act as Fire Motor Driver, and/or incident commander.  Work schedule currently is based on 24 hour shifts, to include weekends, nights and holidays.  Must wear uniform and maintain grooming standards as established by department policy.
Typical Duties
1.                  Checks all assigned equipment on a daily basis.
2.                  Assists in maintaining the cleanliness of all assigned facilities, apparatus and grounds on a daily basis as assigned by the company officer.
3.                  Responds to and assists at all emergency and non-emergency requests for service. 
4.                  Enters burning buildings with a hose line, operates nozzles and sprays streams of water on fire as directed. 
5.                  Operates hand fire extinguishers, chemical hose, and similar equipment to extinguish fires.
6.                  Raises, lowers and climbs ladders.
7.                  Ventilates burning buildings to carry off smoke and gases.
8.                  Removes persons from danger and gives medical assistance to injured persons.
9.                  Performs salvage operations such as throwing salvage covers, sweeping water and removing debris.  Eliminates dangerous and hazardous conditions.
10.              Uses varied hose connections in connecting hose to hydrants or pumps, joins hose sections and connects hose to nozzles.
11.              Responds to emergency medical calls and provides life support as appropriate.
12.              Assists in the testing of pumps, hose, ladders and aerial ladders, as required by the company officer.
13.              Assists with the flowing and/or inspection of hydrants as assigned.
14.              Assists with the delivery of fire prevention programs, such as company inspections, public fire safety education, school visitations, fire safety house, fire prevention week activities, open houses, etc.
15.              Performs housekeeping and grounds maintenance duties at a fire station.
16.              Drives and operates department vehicles and apparatus.
17.              Attends instruction sessions related to fire fighting, equipment operation, medical response, street and hydrant locations, fire codes and other job related topics.  Assists in the instruction of coworkers in the use of equipment and following operational procedures.
18.              Conducts inspections in accordance with applicable fire codes.
19.              Performs all other job related duties as assigned.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by persons assigned to this classification.  Such statements are descriptive and explanatory but not restrictive.  They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all job duties performed by personnel so classified.  The listing of particular examples of duties does not preclude the assignment of other tasks of related kind or character or of lesser skills.
Minimum Qualifications and/or Requirements
1.                  High school diploma or GED equivalency.
2.                  Must possess a State of Michigan Firefighter I and II certification at the time of application and hire for the position.
3.                  Must possess current, Michigan Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification at the time of application and hire for the position (Paramedic preferred).
4.                  Valid Michigan driver’s license and excellent driving record (no more than two points on driving record)
5.                  Able to learn and remember the locations of hydrants and streets in the City of Jackson Able to learn a wide variety of fire fighting duties and methods within a reasonable period of time
6.                  Aptitude for mechanical work; some experience in work affording familiarity with mechanics
7.                  Able to perform fire fighting tasks in extreme conditions, while wearing all personal protective equipment
8.                  Able to make presentations to groups of children and/or adults
9.                  Successful candidates will also pass a post-offer physical exam and drug screen; and have a favorable employment and police background check.
10.              Preference will be given to candidates with an Associate Degree in Fire Science and/or current, valid Paramedic certification and/or work experience in the area of fire prevention and/or similar education or experience.
11.              Veterans’ preference is available in the selection process for this position.
In addition to the above requirements, all City positions require:  the ability to read, write, speak and understand the English language, as necessary for their position; the ability to follow written and oral instructions; and the ability to get along with other employees and members of the public.  City employees are also expected to possess and maintain a record of orderly, law-abiding citizenship, sobriety, integrity and loyalty as it pertains to and reflects upon their employment with the City.  Employees must be physically and mentally able to perform the essential duties of their position without excessive absences.  Must be able to lift and carry objects or drag personsweighing more than 150 pounds.  Must have normal hearing and corrected vision to 20/20 and must pass color blindness test in both eyes.  Must be able to accurately distinguish colors by sight.  Must be able to lift, stand, push and pull for extended periods of time, while working in hazardous conditions and while being exposed to chemicals and hazardous materials.
Successful candidate must have and maintain residence within 20 miles of City within one (1) year of hire date.  
Salary Schedule:  Grade 50

Step 1         Step 1 1/2      Step 2         Step 3         Step 4         Step 5
$36,000      $38,245       $40,489       $42,360      $44,423      $46,560

1L after 7 yrs              2L after 12 yrs           3L After 18 yrs
$48,585                       $49,814                     $51,074
Applicants must complete the following two-step application process:
1.   Complete a City of Jackson employment application along with official college/university transcripts or copy of request submitted to the college. Resumes will not be accepted without a completed City of Jackson application form and required documentation. Application packets are available at the City of Jackson Personnel Department, County Tower Building, 120 W. Michigan Ave., 7th Floor, Jackson, 49201, or on our website at
2.     Go to and follow the directions to schedule and complete an examination.  There is a fee for the test, however the results are accepted by all participating  agencies in Michigan. 
Deadline for application submission and successful examination completion is June 11, 2013 at 5:00 p.m.
(The City of Jackson does not discriminate on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, age, sex, height, weight, handicapped or marital status as to:  access, availability, employment, or participation in any of its programs and activities.)  Qualified minorities and women are encouraged to apply.

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