Hiring E-Tip #1: Know the Job

Myth: In modern firefighting, 80% of calls are dedicated to putting out structure fires.

Reality: SLCFD responded to 30,103 emergency calls in 2016. Of those calls, 20% were related to fire incidents and 80% were related to medical emergencies.

Myth: Firefighters work seven days straight before having seven days off.

Reality: SLCFD firefighters work 48 hours straight before having four days off.

Myth: Firefighters are usually tall, muscular men.

Reality: Our male and female firefighters for SLCFD come in all shapes and sizes. Those small and large in stature are taught to use appropriate leverage and technique to accomplish our mission.

Outside of emergency response, our firefighters have daily interaction with the community during station tours, elementary classroom visits, neighborhood get-togethers, fire drill observations, and even local parade and event festivities.

As you begin your journey towards becoming a firefighter, you can anticipate a large majority of your time will be dedicated to trainings (fire prevention, medical, technology, etc.), station and equipment upkeep, and responding to emergencies. You will also become a dedicated public servant.

This job is truly dynamic.

If you are ready to prepare effectively, respond professionally, and impact positively, we want you to join the Salt Lake City Fire Department.

As a reminder, here are our minimum qualifications:

  1. Ability to legally work in the U.S.
  2. At least 18 years of age by the date of the written exam
  3. Possess a high school diploma or GED by date of the Oral Board Assessment
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license by the time of employment

For additional information about our hiring process visit www.slcfire.com/jobs.

For information regarding the testing process – Jennifer Sykes, HR Consultant, 801-799-4109 or [email protected]

For information regarding general recruitment and test preparation events – Darby Egbert, Recruitment & Outreach Coordinator 801-799-4120 or [email protected]