Firefighter/Medic Recruitment

NNFD Now Hiring Experienced Firefighters & Medics

Newport News Fire Department is now hiring pre-certified employees who are nationally-registered EMS providers, with a minimum of A-EMT, and/or have a valid Tidewater Regional Fire Academy, Hampton Roads Regional Fire Academy, or another approved career firefighting academy certification.

Pre-certified candidates without one of the required fire academy or EMS certifications may be hired under a single-role pay scale and placed in the next available academy class required to complete dual-role functionality.  Apply Now

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At a Glance…

  • $42,000 base salary with adjustments for certifications, skills and experience
  • + $2,000 per year for EMT-I
  • + $5,000 per year for Paramedic
  • + $600 or $1,000/year (at hire) for approved associate/bachelor's degree
  • 25-year retirement program (VRS)
  • Health, dental & vision insurance
  • Life insurance for you & family
  • Paid vacation & sick leave
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Reimbursable gym memberships
  • Career advancement opportunities
The Newport News Fire Department is comprised of dual-role personnel. As such, Firefighter-Medics rotate their emergency response duties between ambulance and fire apparatus. Due to their dual-role responsibilities, once hired, Recruits are required to successfully graduate from two (2) separate structured Recruit training programs designed to maximize their dual-role capabilities:

  • Requires completion of the Hampton Roads Recruit Fire Academy (HRRFA), Tidewater Regional Fire Academy (TRFA) or any similar fire academy approved by the department.
  • Must obtain and maintain Advanced EMT (AEMT) certification, and successfully complete the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians Testing Process.
Recruits are compensated during training in extensive fire and emergency medical academies. Upon completion of Fire and EMS programs, Firefighter/Medics will earn a competitive salary while averaging ten (10) working days per month.

Firefighter/Medic Recruit Hiring Process Schedule - 2018




Our 2018 hiring process for Firefighter/Medic recruits is now closed. The next application period will open Spring/Summer 2019.
 

What You Need to Know Before Applying

Requirements

Learn about the different requirements necessary for you to qualify as a candidate.

Testing

Read more regarding the physical, oral and written exams that you will need to complete.

Application

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