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Fire Department Application Process

Apply To Be A Firefighter

Requirements for employment:

  • Must be a minimum of 18 years old.
  • Firefighter I and II preferred at time of employment and mandatory within twelve months.
  • EMT-B preferred at time of employment and mandatory with twelve months.

Interested parties should follow the Fire Department’s Facebook page. Any active recruiting will be announced there:

The application process will involve filing an application with the City of Pittsburg.

Interested applicants will then take a physical agility test, a written aptitude test, and 2 different interviews.

Candidates selected will attend the Pittsburg Fire Recruit Academy conducted by members of the Pittsburg Fire Department. The Academy will consist of physical fitness training, classroom & practical instruction

Those who successfully complete the Recruit Fire Academy will serve a one year probation and will be required to successfully complete a Probationary Firefighter Task Book.

Personnel that do not have an IFSAC or Pro Board Firefighter I && II and a Kansas EMT must obtain these certifications prior to the end of their probationary period

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Contact Information

Fire Department
911 W. 4th St.
Pittsburg, KS 66762
(620) 231-1870