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Fire Service Career Opportunities

Below you will find Career Opportunities throughout the Fire Service in the Commonwealth of Virginia. All listings will be posted for a maximum of 30 days unless a designated deadline is defined within the text.

Firefighter Medic/Recruit ~ Newport News/Hampton Fire Departments

Title Firefighter Medic/Recruit
Organization Newport News/Hampton Fire Departments
Salary Salary: Starting $38,325

The Newport News Fire Department and the Hampton Division of Fire and Rescue are currently conducting our annual consolidated hiring process. Our consolidated hiring process allows candidates the opportunity to participate in one hiring process for consideration by either jurisdiction exclusively or both jurisdictions concurrently. Both jurisdictions offer high levels of service in fire and emergency medical services to their citizens as well as a variety of specialized operations. The process will establish an eligibility list which both departments will use for any hire conducted for a one-year period from the date the list is established.


Neither jurisdiction requires industry specific certifications to be part of the process; however, preference points are awarded for Advanced Life Support EMS certifications (EMT-Intermediate and EMT-Paramedic), Tidewater Regional Fire Academy graduates and Honorably Discharged veterans. Both departments require all new hires to successfully complete rigorous recruit training programs in Fire (Tidewater Regional Fire Academy) and EMS (EMT-Intermediate).

Additional Information

To apply, register for the written testing and download the Candidate Background Information Packet, please visit nnfdcareers@nnva.gov. Both jurisdictions offer competitive salaries and benefits as well as tuition reimbursement, supplemental pay for EMT-Paramedic and both jurisdictions offer potential participation on a variety of specialty teams. For additional information about each jurisdiction, please visit www.nnva.gov and/or www.hampton.gov. For specific information regarding each department, please visit www.nnva.gov/fire and/or www.hampton.gov/fire.


Contact: Robert Craft (NNFD) or Scott Doggette (HDFR) Telephone: 757-969-1800 (NNFD) or 757-727-1223 (HDFR) Email:Robert Craft Email:Scott Doggette Click here for specific information about Newport News Click here for specific information about Newport News FD Click here for specific information about Hampton Click here for specific information about Hampton FD

Volunteer Support Technician ~ Virginia Beach Fire Department

Title Volunteer Support Technician
Organization Virginia Beach Fire Department
Salary Unpaid
Closing Date August 1, 2016

The VST Program provides civilian personnel an opportunity to receive training in order to assist career and volunteer firefighters with emergency incidents. Members of this program work with firefighters on the savage units. Their duties assist in providing activities that will enhance the efforts of emergency response personnel. The savage units respond to fires and other emergencies to restore fire units to a ready status for the next incident. These duties include filling air bottles, rolling up fire hoses, operating a wet vacuum, accountability passport collection, and other non-hazardous duties as identified by the Incident Commander.


Must be 18 years old by first day of training program. Must have high school diploma or GED at time of application. Must have a valid United States driver's license at time of application. Must be eligible to work in the United States at time of application. Must attend VST information meeting. Must successfully complete Physical Ability Assessment (lift, bend, and walk while carrying a minimum of 60 lbs). Applicants must pass a criminal history background check and a drug screen.

Additional Information

Applications available at www.vbgov.com/fire, select "volunteer opportunities"


Contact: April Roberts Telephone: 757-385-1098 Email:Recruiter

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