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Jay Forster

Assistant Fire Chief

BFD now hiring full-time firefighters/paramedics

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The Bloomington Fire Department is hiring full-time firefighters/paramedics. There will be informational hiring sessions at Fire Station 1, 10 West 95th St, on Wednesday, December 20 at 1 p.m. and Thursday, December 21 at 6 p.m. You'll learn about:

  • 24-hour shift firefighter positions.
  • ALS Engines (non-transport)
  • Hiring process timeline.
  • Benefits.
  • Pay.

Firefighter/paramedic anticipated hiring range: $85,197 - $95,888 annually (Non-exempt: eligible for overtime). 

  • 120 hours of vacation per year
  • 168 hour holiday bank per year
  • 144 hours personal leave per year

Apply online at through January 2, 2024.

Minimum qualifications

  • At least 18 years of age.
  • Pass required background, medical, psychological and fitness exams. 
  • Valid driver’s license. 
  • Currently a Firefighter/Paramedic with at least 2 years experience.
  • FFI, FFII, NFPA HAZMAT 1072, State Firefighter License eligible. 
  • (FAO within 1 year of hire.)