Firefighters for Alachua County Fire Rescue are the backbone of the department. Firefighters serve both on Rescue Companies and Fire Suppression Companies. Currently the department has over 90 personnel in the classification of Firefighter. The position requires an individual who is both dedicated to the community and to helping others. Qualities such as honesty, integrity and motivation are important attributes we look for in individuals seeking to fill a Firefighter position for Alachua County Fire Rescue.
To apply be a firefighter for Alachua County Fire Rescue you must:
Be a State of Florida Firefighter 2 with a valid Certificate of Compliance and either your State of Florida EMT or State of Florida Paramedic certification
Be a State of Florida Firefighter 2 with a valid Certificate of Compliance or be currently enrolled in a fire program where you will receive your Certificate of Compliance prior to employment. Firefighters hired under this provision will be placed in a State of Florida recognized EMT program and will have to obtain their State of Florida EMT certification within 1 year of the start of the program. For more information is available about the limitations and requirements of this program, email firstname.lastname@example.org
The position of firefighter is opened on an as needed basis. If you have an interest in a position with Alachua County Fire Rescue, please complete an interest card for an automated notification when the position is posted.
Interest card for position of FF/EMT
Interest card for position of FF/PM