Entry Level Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic

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

Apr 24, 2020

Application Deadline:
Jun 26, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$44,152 annual

Job Description

The Springdale Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Entry Level Firefighter/EMT's and Firefighter/Paramedics. Applicants must have successfully passed the NTN test, obtained their CPAT certification, and submitted a completed City of Springdale application by 4pm CST on Friday, June 26, 2020.  (CPAT certification is required, BUT given the current COVID-19 pandemic we will contact applicants with information as a plan for the local CPAT develops.)    

Candidates must fill out the department application, available at the department or online at:  http://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings

The department requires the candidate PHQ.  You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account.  The PHQ must be completed or you may not be considered further in the process.

Thank you for your interest in the Springdale Fire Department!

Salary Information: Annual starting base salary: $44,152 for FF/Paramedics $36,773 for FF/EMT's

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18-34
  • Education: High School Diploma/GED
  • Experience: See below

Valid ARKANSAS State Driver's License : Yes/or able to obtain upon hire

Ability to Read/Speak English : Yes

Vision : Correctable to 20/20 per NFPA Standard 1582.

Necessary Certifications : Nothing required, but EMT certification preferred.

Schooling : 1. Prior to Hiring: High School Diploma or GED 2. Post Hiring: Firefighter I & II Certifications, Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations, and Arkansas EMT License(Post hiring education is provided by SFD, if needed.)

Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers : Any felony conviction related to drugs or crimes against a person.

Driving Disqualifiers : One DWI conviction within past 13 months or more than one DWI.

Drug Use Disqualifiers : Any felony conviction or failing a pre-employment drug screen.

Additional Disqualifiers : If you are found to be falsifying any information on your application, you will be disqualified from employment.

Contact Informaton

National Testing Network Support

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

How to Apply

What you need to do :

  1. Register for a FireTEAM test date and time through the National Testing Network (NTN) at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com. Tests are offered nationwide multiple times a week, including Saturdays. During the registration process, make certain you select "Springdale Fire Department" to receive your test results. Upon completion of FireTEAM test, your results will automatically be forwarded to the Springdale Fire Department. SFD requires the candidate to complete the PHQ. You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. The PHQ must be completed by the closing date or you may not be considered further in the process.
  2. Candidates must successfully complete a CPAT exam prior to the current application deadline. CPAT results are good for one year and must be current at the time of hire. Our local CPAT is administered by the Northwest Arkansas Metropolitan Fire Chiefs Association. Current CPAT schedules and registration information for Northwest Arkansas can be found at: http://nwafirechiefs.org/cpattesting.htm. Candidates also have the ability to complete their CPAT certification through any certified IAFF/IAFC organization including but not limited to the National Testing Network.
  3. Submit a completed City of Springdale application prior to the deadline. That application can be completed at http://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings.

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