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Employment/Recruitment

Now Hiring Firefighter/Paramedics

The Fire Department is seeking highly motivated and qualified applicants to fill the position of firefighter/paramedic. Firefighters work a 48/96 schedule with a starting salary of $47,000. The department offers an excellent benefits package including employer-paid health, dental and life insurance. 

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Selection Process

The selection process for a firefighter, firefighter/paramedic and fire communications specialist is as follows: 

  • Application 
    Applications are accepted online. 
  • Written Test 
    Test questions range from human resources to reading and comprehension. Applicants are notified of the results with instructions on the next step of the process.
  • Interview 
    Top candidates will proceed to the final interview.
  • Final Interview 
    The final interview is conducted by the chief of the department and a hiring panel. Candidates who do not receive an offer may be placed on an eligibility list for future hiring.

     IMPORTANT: This process is subject to change at the fire chief's discretion.