Jan. 5, 2023MEDIA CONTACT:
REMINDER: Pensacola Fire Department Seeking Professional Firefighters to Join PFD Team
The Pensacola Fire Department is now hiring Professional Firefighters to join the PFD team, offering competitive benefits and opportunities for advancement for individuals looking to further their career in firefighting.
Interested applicants are encouraged to apply online at pensacolacityjobs.com
. The deadline to apply is Friday, Jan. 6, 2023, and the Physical Ability Test is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 12 for qualified applicants.
The Pensacola Fire Department is proud to be an ISO Class 1 rated fire department, an achievement earned by less than 1% of the 40,000 fire departments in the United States. An ISO 1 rating is the highest score in a 1-10 range, and it reflects how prepared a community or area is for fires.
PFD also offers a variety of training opportunities and state-of-the-art training equipment, including the only maritime live fire training in the region. PFD's Maritime Fire Training Simulator is designed to teach boat fire suppression techniques, and it can also be used for rope training, ladder training and structural fire suppression."We have an incredible team here at PFD, and we're excited to continue building a first-class group of firefighters who are committed to keeping our community safe in a professional and compassionate manner," Fire Chief Ginny Cranor said. "We're incredibly proud to have achieved an ISO Class 1 rating, which is a testament to the dedication of our firefighters and leadership team. I hope to recruit great candidates to join our team as Professional Firefighters as we continue to do great things at the Pensacola Fire Department."
Professional Firefighters with the Pensacola Fire Department are offered the following benefits:
- Starting pay: $35,880 (educational incentive pay available plus $1,500/year EMT pay)
- Competitive benefits: 24 hours on/48 hours off, 38 hours per month leave accrual, 25 year 75% pension, health benefit plans, tuition reimbursement, paid holidays
- Opportunities for advancement
- High school diploma or equivalent
- Certification in the state of Florida as a firefighter
To learn more and apply to become a Professional Firefighter with the Pensacola Fire Department, visit pensacolacityjobs.com.
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