Applicants must complete both of the following steps. Applicants who fail to complete both steps will not be considered.
Interviews will be conducted periodically. To be considered for a Firefighter position with the Independence Fire Department, applicants must complete the requirements outlined in the Firefighter Information Packet available by clicking the link above.
Position summary: Performs duties, in both emergency and non-emergency situations, related to fire protection, emergency medical services, rescue services, hazardous materials response, and emergency management delivery. May be assigned to various support divisions and specialized teams within the Fire Department. Must be able to successfully complete NIMS 700, 200 and 100 training within 60 days after date of hire.
Physical Demands: Ability to lift heavy objects or persons in the course of rescue; ability to climb ladders, haul hose while wearing required protective clothing/gear; operate extrication equipment.
Typical Working Conditions: Ability to work outdoors in varying weather conditions consisting of extreme heat and cold. Applicant must be able to function under extremely difficult circumstances.
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