City of Norwalk - Firefighter

Firefighter
NORWALK FIRE DEPARTMENT - NORWALK, Connecticut

Mar 23, 2021


Application Deadline:
May 10, 2021

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$65476 annual

Job Description

NORWALK FIRE DEPARTMENT

IS NOW ACCEPTING APPLICATIONS FOR

FIREFIGHTER

Written Exam to be held on Saturday May 22nd! 

There will be no make up exams.  It is your responsibility to ensure you are able to attend the examination.

NO REFUNDS will be provided.

Example of Duties:

A firefighter must be able to work within the team concept, and be capable of maintaining effective working relationships with peers and supervisors. A firefighter shall perform scheduled routine maintenance tasks. These include but are not limited to: care and maintenance of fire apparatus, breathing equipment, hand and power tools, hose and associated appliances, emergency life support equipment, and any other equipment assigned. The firefighter shall maintain fire department buildings and grounds in the prescribed manner. A firefighter must have the ability to perform firefighting tasks in accordance with NFPA Standard 1001, Firefighter Professional Qualifications. Tasks are performed under extreme conditions such as hostile environments, weather and temperature extremes, cramped surroundings, limited visibility and under physical and mental stress. The firefighter’s responsibility lies in protecting life and property while under supervision of his superiors. The firefighter will be involved in in-service inspections, pre-fire planning, fire prevention, and public education. The firefighter must be capable of dealing with the general public in a courteous manner.

Supervised By:

Works under supervision of Lieutenant, Captain, or Deputy Chief. Work is reviewed for technical proficiency, and effectiveness.

SALARY:

Hourly

$29.89 – $39.12

Annually

$65,476 – $85,676

Salary is based on 2021 pay scale. Newly appointed firefighters reach top step in six years.

ABOUT THE CITY OF NORWALK:

The City of Norwalk, located along Long Island Sound, has a population of nearly 90,000 people, making it the sixth largest city in the State of Connecticut. Located in the heart of Fairfield County, approximately 30 miles northeast of New York City, Norwalk is home to 12 elementary schools, four middle schools, three high schools, one community college, one hospital, more than 100 places of worship, and over 1,000 businesses. Norwalk Harbor is one of the most important centers of recreational boating, commercial shell fishing and other water-dependent activities in western Long Island Sound. Water-dependent facilities include: 15 marinas, 13 private clubs with boating facilities, five commercial port facilities, over 1,800 berthing spaces, and over 500 harbor mooring locations. In all, Norwalk is home to roughly 35 miles of shoreline.

ABOUT NORWALK FIRE DEPARTMENT:

The Norwalk Fire Department is a career department consisting of 132 line firefighters and officers, deployed into four shifts and staffing five stations. Frontline apparatus consists of five engines, two ladder trucks, one heavy rescue, and a command car. We also provide marine fire and rescue capabilities through the use of two fire boats. The department contains 14 staff personnel consisting of the Fire Marshal’s Office, Training Division, Apparatus Maintenance, Emergency Management, the Fire Chief, and two Assistant Fire Chiefs respectively. The Norwalk Fire Department is called upon by both its residents as well as its neighbors for fire emergencies, emergency medical services, Haz-Mat, Rapid Intervention Teams, confined space rescue, trench rescue, collapse rescue, and vehicle rescue/extrication. The Norwalk Fire Department averages nearly 7,000 incidents annually, including calls for structure and vehicle fires, EMS/Rescue, and hazardous materials.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Permanent work status
  • High school diploma or equivalency certificate
  • Valid motor vehicle operator’s license by time of appointment
  • Excellent physical and mental health
  • Provide a valid (not older than 18 months) Candidates Physical Agility Test (CPAT) card at the time of conditional job offer
  • (Visit www.norwalkct.org/fire to learn more)

REQUIRED SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

Ability to learn firefighting methods and techniques, the operation of firefighting equipment, physical layout of the city, and major traffic and fire hazards. Ability to think and act quickly in emergencies. Ability to understand and follow oral and written directions promptly and accurately. Ability to deal courteously and effectively with the general public.

BENEFITS INCLUDE:

  • Opportunity for advancement after 5 years as a Firefighter
  • Comprehensive medical benefits and pension plan
  • Paid vacation, holidays and sick leave
  • Job related college tuition reimbursement
  • Competitive salary

HIRING PROCESS:

  1. Meet minimum qualifications (see above)
  2. Written exam
  3. Oral exam
  4. CPAT
  5. Fire Commission / Chief interview
  6. Medical screening
  7. Drug screening
  8. Background screening
  9. 14 week residential CT Firefighter Academy class

The City of Norwalk Fire Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer. 

Additional Information

Applicants MUST apply through FirefighterApp: http://bit.ly/2ORzFb7

Job Requirements

  • Age: 18
  • Education: High School Diploma /GED
  • Experience: Entry Level

Contact Information

Emma H

NORWALK FIRE DEPARTMENT
121 Connecticut Avenue
NORWALK, Connecticut 06854
phone: 855-720-2777

How to Apply

Applicants MUST apply through FirefighterApp: http://bit.ly/2ORzFb7

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