Firefighter Employment: Human Resources
Firefighter Employment: Human Resources

DEPARTMENT: Fire
JOB TITLE: Firefighter
STARTING ANNUAL SALARY: $36,474

Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under direction supervision of a Fire Captain and must adhere to rules and regulations for the safety of all persons. Training provides firefighters with general guidance to perform this position, and ongoing knowledge development/maintenance is required.

Minimum Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or the equivalent
  • Firefighter I Certification
  • Firefighter II Certification
  • Kansas or National EMT Certification
  • CPAT Certification* and Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) certifications
  • The ability to pass a post offer physical and drug screen and background investigation.
  • Must be 18 years or older.
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record (non-commercial Class B, or the ability to obtain within one (1) year.)
*CPAT taken within the last 12 months of the application closing date will be accepted. FSEE certification (IPMA Exam B-5) taken within the last 24 months of the application closing date with a passing score of 70% or greater will be accepted.

Salary Range
    Firefighter I - $36,474 - $52,882
    Firefighter II - $41,237 - $59,793
    Firefighter III - $47,422 - $68,738

Work Schedule

Shift fire personnel work a regular pattern of 24-hour shifts in a 28 day work period. This includes: 24 hours on shift (7:00 a.m. to 7:00 a.m.), 24 hours off duty, 24 hours on duty, 24 hours off duty, 24 on duty, 96 hours off duty (this schedule is often referred to as the "California Berkley Shift").

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