FAYETTEVILLE FIRE DEPARTMENT
303 WEST CENTER
FAYETTEVILLE, ARKANSAS 72701
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Updated: December 11, 2020
Job Classification: Entry-Level Firefighter
The Fayetteville Fire Department is building an ongoing list for Entry-Level Firefighter. Candidates must complete the FireTEAM test through National Testing Network by February 8, 2021 at 5:00 pm.
Interested parties must complete the Fayetteville Fire Department employment application available online at www.fayetteville-ar.gov/1608/Current-Job-Openings .
CPAT information for a Northwest Arkansas testing site can be found at https://www.nwatoa.site/cpat-testing/.
Salary Information: Starting Salary $37,768 – Firefighter Pay Range $37,768 - $54,221
For information about career advancement for Fayetteville Firefighters, please review Article 2:01, Fire Department Promotional Policy, in Fayetteville’s Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations. Follow this link to the Rules and Regulations.
Benefit Information: Fire Department sworn positions fall under Civil Service Commission Rules and Regulations
Contact Information: Battalion Chief Brian Sloat479email@example.com
The Fayetteville Fire Department is a progressive, all hazards emergency services response agency that includes fire suppression, emergency medical services, every kind of rescue, code enforcement, arson investigation, and public education. These services are provided by 119 members from 7 fire stations with state-of-the-art fire trucks, rescue, and medical equipment. The Fire Department responded to 12,734 calls for service during 2019. The department responds to medical calls inside the city with basic life support, non-transport fire companies. Our Firefighters are committed to delivering the finest customer service possible.
Area Information: With its fun college atmosphere, thriving business community, great outdoor activities and flourishing arts scene, Fayetteville is the only place where the Razorbacks run wild!It has been recognized by Forbes as one of the top towns in which to live and work in the U.S., due to its plentiful shopping, beautiful hiking trails and a wide variety of great restaurants and live music. Home to the University of Arkansas.
Population: With a population estimate of 85,257 people in 2018, Fayetteville is the third-largest city in Arkansas and county seat of Washington County. The city is centrally located within the county and has been home to the University of Arkansas since the institution's founding in 1871. Fayetteville was named the fourth best place to live in the US in 2019 by U.S. News “Best Places to Live Rankings” and Time Money has Fayetteville listed in 2018 as the “Best Place to live in every state.”
Age: Minimum Age (at test date) 21 years of age. Maximum 34 without previous qualifying years of employment per Ark. State Code A.C.A. 14-51-301(b)(1)(C)(i)
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ARKANSAS State Driver's License: Yes, must possess a valid driver's license from any state.
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Additional Requirements: One of the Following Below:
Applicants for the Fire Department must have attained certification as an Emergency Medical Technician either through the State of Arkansas Department of Health or through the National Emergency Medical Technician Registry Program or possess one of the following prior to application:
Post Hiring Certifications: Must certify as Firefighter I&II (IFSAC) and EMT within 12 months of being hired (training provided).
Schooling Prior and Post Hiring Training: Training will be provided for Firefighter and EMT certifications. However, you need one of the above five requirements to apply.
Specific Disqualifiers/Behaviors: Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Felony Conviction.
Driving Disqualifiers: Lack of a valid Driver’s License.
Employment Disqualifiers: After receiving a conditional offer of employment, Candidates are required to complete post-offer medical screenings, a background investigation and climb a 75’ ft aerial ladder.