Entry-Level Firefighter

Firefighter/EMT (Basic or Paramedic)
National Testing Network - Lynnwood, Washington

Mar 31, 2020


Application Deadline:
Sep 25, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$37,768 - $54,221 annual

Job Description

The Fayetteville Fire Department is building an ongoing list for Entry-Level Firefighter.  All testing must be completed by  May 11, 2020 at 5:00 PM CST.

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

Department Overview:  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 11,478 calls for service during 2017. 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.

Job Requirements

  • Age: 21 - 34
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: See below

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:

  1. 12 college credit hours in core curriculum courses (English, Math, Science, Communications, Speech, Journalism or Foreign Language)
  2. A minimum of two years of honorable service in the US Armed Forces.
  3. Firefighter I and Firefighter II certification through IFSAC
  4. Medical certification or license at a higher level (paramedic, nurse, etc.)
  5. Accredited Fire Academy certification (NFPA, Pro-Board, etc.)

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.

Contact Informaton

National Testing Network Support

National Testing Network
18720 33rd Avenue West
Lynnwood, Washington 98037
phone: 855-821-3761

How to Apply

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