CITY OF WICHITA FIRE DEPARTMENT
455 N MAIN, 2ND FLOOR
WICHITA, KANSAS 67202
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Updated: September 08, 2020
Classification: Fire Recruit
The City of Wichita Fire Department is currently building an eligibility list for future openings. Please continue to monitor this posting for updates.Salary Information: $18.33 per hour. Benefit Information:
City Information: http://www.wichita.gov/Residents/MovingHere/Glance.htm
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid KANSAS State Driver's License: Yes
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Vision may not exceed 20/40 binocular without glasses, correctable to 20/20 binocular. Extended-wear contact lenses may be worn while on duty.
Academy Certification: No
Prior Experience: No
CPAT: Candidate Physical Ability Test, must be current at time of application.
Written exam: Fire Team testing is required with a minimum score of 70 in all categories.
Necessary Certifications: State of Kansas Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or National certification is required.
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers:
Candidates must have the ability to relate to people in a positive manner. Candidates are subject to an employment history and background investigation. Convictions for job-related offenses may be grounds for denial of employment.
Driving Disqualifiers: Candidates must possess a current, valid Kansas Drivers License at the time of employment, with a clean driving record.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: All job offers are contingent upon passing a physical and drug screen and criminal history check.
Additional Disqualifiers: Fire Department employees are required to live within 30 minutes legal driving distance to the corporate city limits. Fire Fighters must maintain a working phone number at their place of residence.
Training: The Wichita Fire Department provides continuous training. A recruit is trained prior to becoming a fire fighter and being assigned to a fire fighting company. You will learn about fire prevention, fire suppression and emergency medical techniques. In addition, Firefighters will receive education in Fire Management and Fire Administration. Training never stops; you are kept up-to-date with rapidly advancing technologies.