Firefighter/Medic Recruitment

Hiring Process Schedule - 2018

Our 2018 hiring process for Firefighter/Medic recruits is now closed.

Individuals who have already completed an approved regional firefighting academy and/or are nationally-certified EMS providers, with a minimum of A-EMT, may be eligible for NNFD's upcoming pre-certified hiring process. Check back for more information.
   
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At a Glance…

  • $42,000 base salary with adjustments for certifications, skills and experience
  • + $2,000 per year for EMT-I
  • + $5,000 per year for Paramedic
  • + $600 or $1,000/year (at hire) for approved associate/bachelor's degree
  • 25 year retirement program
  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance for you & family
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Reimbursable gym memberships
  • Career advancement opportunities
The Newport News Fire Department is comprised of dual-role personnel. As such, Firefighter-Medics rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatus. Due to their dual-role responsibilities, once hired, Recruits are required to successfully graduate from two (2) separate structured Recruit training programs designed to maximize their dual-role capabilities:

  • Requires completion of the Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy (HRRFA), Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (TRFA) or any similar fire academy approved by the department.
  • Must obtain and maintain Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification, and successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Testing Process.
Recruits are compensated during training in extensive fire and emergency medical academies. Upon completion of Fire and EMS programs, Firefighter/Medics will earn a competitive salary while averaging ten (10) working days per month.

What You Need to Know Before Applying

Requirements

Learn about the different requirements necessary for you to qualify as a candidate.

Testing

Read more regarding the physical, oral and written exams that you will need to complete.

Application

Ready to apply? Make sure you didn't miss anything by reviewing our checklist.

Got a question? Give us a call at 757-969-1800 or email recruiter@nnva.gov.

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