2024-2025 Entry Level Firefighter Recruitment Opening Summer 2024!
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Firefighting is a career like no other. It takes extreme dedication, both physically and emotionally. By becoming a firefighter, you will gain a fulfilling, lifelong career with a close team environment and excellent benefits.
Currently, the Boise Fire Department has over 300 full time employees, 17 Fire Stations, a Hazardous Materials Team, ARFF team, Dive Team and a Technical Rescue Team. The Department serves a population of more than 300,000 residents over 130 square miles in Boise and surrounding areas.
Strive to be leaders in public safety, employee wellness, professional advancements and community connection.
Respond to the community with pride, service and dedication.
Just like the fire industry, our recruiting process is unique and extremely competitive.
The number of candidates hired for recruit academy varies each year depending on many factors such as retirements and city growth. The city may maintain an active waiting list from which to hold recruits for mid-cycle hiring as needed.
Minimum qualifications for a firefighter position:
Applicants MUST NOT:
Firefighting is a rewarding career aimed at protecting life and property and improving the community served. Firefighters put their life and safety on the line to protect the community by facing hazardous tasks under extreme pressure. They must work cooperatively as a team and possess courage, stamina and professionalism. It is a challenging and exciting career, which offers great pay and exceptional benefits, opportunities for advancement and a family for life.
After successfully completing Academy, our firefighters work 48 hour shifts on duty, followed by 96 hours off.
Women bring unique abilities and critical qualifications to the fire service. Women interested in a career in fire are encouraged to apply. In the U.S., around 6,200 women currently work as full-time, career firefighters and officers. Several hundred hold the rank of lieutenant or captain, and about 150 are district chiefs, battalion chiefs, division chiefs, or assistant chiefs (Source: Women in Fire & Emergency Services).
Strength and fitness preparation is a crucial step in the successful completion of the physical demands of the Boise Fire Academy. Below are some resources for advanced physical training in targeted areas. Please understand that these resources are only a recommendation and will not guarantee employment.
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