Entry Level Firefighter

City of Boise - Boise, Idaho

Application Deadline:

Salary Information

50527 annual

Job Description

Welcome to the 2019 Entry-Level Firefighter Recruitment!  We are so excited to begin this process which will help us find the best possible fire candidates!  


  • March 1, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. MST:  Deadline for written examination payment. To receive consideration, applications and a $25.00 must be received by this date. This is described in Step 1 and 2 below.
  • March 31, 2019 - 5:00 p.m. MST: Deadline for scheduling your written examination. Four test times will be offered during Friday, April 5, 2019 and Saturday, April 6, 2019.  Exams will be held at the Boise Centre. This is described in Step 3 below.

If you fail to meet either of these deadlines, you will not be considered as an applicant for the 2019 Entry-Level Firefighter Recruitment. 

STEP 1: PAY FOR THE WRITTEN EXAMINATION The first step to apply is to pay for the written examination.  The cost for the Entry-Level Firefighter written exam is $25.00.

Click here to pay for Entry-Level Firefighter written exam.

When making your payment through PayPal please be sure to note the email used in the transaction--applications cannot be submitted without providing the email used while submitting payment through PayPal on your application.  If you forget to write it down at the time of payment, your receipt will be emailed to the email address linked on your PayPal account.

Please note that payments for this exam are NON-REFUNDABLE. If you pay for the exam and do not show, you will not receive a refund.

STEP 2: APPLY TO THE BOISE FIRE DEPARTMENT To submit an application, please use this application link. If you do not already have an account, please create a new account. Need help? View the Application Guide or contact Government Jobs at 855.524.5627.

++Don't forget your attachments!++

Applications should include a resume as well as any applicable certifications you may have.  If you wish to request Veterans Preference, you must attach your DD214, and if applicable, proof of disability.

STEP 3: SCHEDULE WRITTEN EXAMINATION DATE AND TIME Once we have reviewed your application and verified payment, you will receive an email notification to self-schedule for the written exam through your application account. Please be aware that this process can take up to a week. It will be important that you check your account regularly to receive notifications regarding your application.

Entry-Level Written Exams will be held at the Boise Centre (850 West Front Street, Boise, ID 83702) for the following dates: **                Friday, April 05, 2019 at 8:00 a.m. ** **                Friday, April 05, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.** **                Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 8:00 a.m.** **                Saturday, April 06, 2019 at 2:00 p.m.**

In accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act, disabled applicants who need a reasonable accommodation to participate in the written exam shall submit a written request for an accommodation to Rudy Gloria at rgloria@cityofboise.org by March 8, 2019. Requests for a reasonable accommodation must be clearly defined. Applicants must attach documentation to the written request from a medical provider or accredited counseling agency stating the disability and functional limitations. In accordance with the law, the City will review all requests and will provide reasonable accommodations.

Additional Information

Receives training and develops skills and techniques in firefighting, hazardous materials response, emergency medical and lifesaving activities.

Responds to fire scenes, natural disasters, vehicle accidents, and various medical emergencies and works as part of a team or individually to combat fires, rescue victims and/or render support. Assists in extricating victims trapped or injured in vehicles, structures, canals, etc. Assists in assessing the nature and extent of illness or injury to establish and prioritize medical procedures. Administers basic or advanced life support (based on licensure level) at emergency scenes. Observes, records and reports patient's conditions, vital signs, injury assessments and treatment provided to other EMS providers and hospital medical staff. May accompany patients to the hospital for continued treatment during transport. Documents the condition of patients and the emergency medical treatment provided in the department records management system.

Follows established departmental policies, procedures and objectives, continuous quality improvement objectives, and safety, environmental and/or infection control standards. Participates in training and readiness drills to develop and hone techniques and procedures in all manner of rescue, fire suppression, fire prevention, hazardous materials response, and emergency medical and lifesaving practices. Participates in equipment and firefighting drills, testing, and training. Completes coursework on related safety, fire, and rescue topics as well as fire causes and behavioral theories. Studies how changing weather and atmospheric patterns affect fire patterns and fire suppression tactics, and learns to identify potentially dangerous combinations of weather and fire. Reads and studies texts and manuals to learn fire behavior theories. Uses mathematical formulas for computing hydraulics, fire containment and extinguishment practices and procedures.

Inspects and tests emergency medical, fire suppression, and related tools and equipment to ensure serviceability and compliance. Ensures all tools and equipment are safely and securely in their designated positions. Performs physical inventory counts and records tools, equipment, and related items as required. Cleans, refuels, and performs basic and routine inspections on vehicles including cleaning and waxing. Performs general maintenance to station grounds such as cleaning, sweeping, mopping, waxing floors, shoveling snow, painting, cutting grass, and related duties.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Minimum age 18
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: None

You must meet all of the MINIMUM JOB REQUIREMENTS to be considered for this position:

  • At least 18 years of age
  • Possess a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Possess a valid driver's license
  • Possess a current National Registry or state-issued EMT Basic Certification by date of job offer.
  • Possess a Healthcare Provider CPR or equivalent

Contact Informaton

Rudy Gloria

City of Boise
Boise, Idaho
phone: (208) 972-8096

How to Apply

Visit our website for more information: www.cityofboise.org

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