Careers in the Fire Department

The fire service is one of the most diverse and challenging professions known today. It is this diversity that inspires men and women to enter the service as paid-call firefighters or career employees. Imagine having to train to prepare yourself to cope with situations that range from structure fires to motor vehicle accidents as well as attend medical calls. This diversity is coupled with the fact that these skills may be needed at any time of day, seven days a week, in any kind of weather, and very often under potentially stressful and emotional charged circumstances. These factors contribute to being a personally very rewarding profession.

Our mission is to protect life, property, and the environment.

  1. The first is to try and mitigate emergencies prior to them occurring. This is accomplished through fire safety education and code enforcement programs.
  2. The second is to resolve emergencies in order to protect life, property, and the environment through emergency response and mitigation.

This business is not for everyone. You need more than just a desire to help people. You also need courage, dedication, integrity, assertiveness, and a willingness to learn new skills and face new challenges. The fire service is not for the meek or timid, or for those who lose control of their emotions during times of crisis. Our service is one which calls on its members to perform stressful, dirty, strenuous work, often in uncertain and hazardous environments.

However, the personal rewards and satisfaction received from the fire service are often beyond description. There is a sense of accomplishment after controlling a building fire. The joy and elation when a child is rescued. A fulfillment in teaching fire safety to a group of children. The list goes on and on.

The bottom line in our business is measured by the property damage we have prevented and reduced. We exist and are prepared for one reason only: To serve the community.

If you feel you have what it takes to meet the challenges of our business, we welcome you to apply.

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