Human Resources



  • Be at least 18 years of age by hire date
  • Have high school diploma or equivalent
  • Possess/maintain valid driver's license/excellent driving record
  • No serious criminal record
  • Excellent work history and attendance record
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States
  • Pass a written examination

Eligible candidates must…

  • Possess a MO Firefighter I & II Certification ( A.S. in Fire Science preferred)
  • MO/EMT/Defibrillator license  (Paramedic preferred)
  • Candidate Physical Abilities test (CPAT) certification within the last 12 months of application
  • Hazardous Materials Operations Level Certification
  • Body Fat composition certification in past 30 days of application (20% for males, 25% for females)
  • Pass a psychological evaluation
  • Pass a medical physical and drug screen

More Information

Independence Fire Department
Training Unit
950 North Spring
Independence, MO 64050
(816) 325-7123