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Reserve Firefighters Wanted – The 2016/17 Recruit Academy begins in October, Apply Today! Oct 5, 2016


Reserve Firefighters Wanted

Driggs, Idaho – September 26, 2016:

The Teton County Fire Protection District is currently accepting applications for Reserve Firefighter. Reserve Firefighters are part-time employees who are hired to serve a minimum of 2 reserve shifts monthly, as well as report to fire calls and attend ongoing training.

Requirements to apply include:

  • You must be able to obtain a Firefighter I & EMT certification for Idaho upon completion of in-house academy.
  • You must have a valid driver’s license,
  • High school diploma or GED, and
  • Be 18 years of age.
  • All candidates must be able to pass a drug test prior to being hired.
  • All candidates must be able to pass a background check and completing the testing and interview process.

This year those candidates with Firefighter I or II or documented equivalency may qualify for an abbreviated academy, or skills proficiency testing.

Successful candidates will begin a 250 hour in-house academy starting October 25th, and should last approximately 13 weeks.  Upon graduation and successful certification of the academy, the pay will increase to $16/hr for those Firefighter I / EMT’s. Those advancing to Firefighter II / EMT’s are paid $18/hr. Paramedics who complete Firefighter I or II certifications are paid $18/hr and $20/hr respectively.

An ambulance with several first responders around it, behind text detailing a firefighter testing timeline.
Document announcing a recruitment drive for reserve firefighters, detailing requirements and application instructions.

Applications must be submitted no later than 5pm on Friday October 7th, 2016.  The process includes a physical agility test, and an interview.

Please follow the links below for additional information including a timeline and application.

Official Statement – For Immediate ReleaseOfficial – Reserve Firefighter Testing TimelineTeton County Fire Protection District Application – PDF – Please fill out form or simply print and scan back to usTeton County Fire Protection District Firefighter Questionnaire – PDF – Not required, but very helpful