SPRINGDALE FIRE DEPARTMENT
P.O. BOX 1521
SPRINGDALE, ARKANSAS 72765
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Updated: September 11, 2019
Classification: Entry Level Firefighter/EMT and Firefighter/Paramedic
The Springdale Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Entry Level Firefighter/EMT's and Firefighter/Paramedics. Applicants must have successfully passed the NTN test, obtained their CPAT certification, and submitted a completed City of Springdale application by 4pm CST on Monday, December 2, 2019.
Candidates must fill out the department application, available at the department or online at http://www.springdalear.gov/789/Current-Job-Openings.
Salary Information: Annual starting salary: $36,773 for FF/EMT $44,152 for FF/Paramedic
Benefit Information: Health, Dental, Vision, LOPFI (state) Retirement, Paid Vacation & Sick Leave, Optional Deferred Compensation Plans, Paid Training, Uniforms provided, Optional Supplemental Insurance Plans, and Holiday Pay. Bilingual Pay, Certificate Pay, and Sick Leave Bonuses are available for eligible personnel.
Contact Information:Stephanie SiscoAdministrative Assistant (479)751-4510SSisco@SpringdaleAR.gov
Department Overview: We are a full service municipal department that responds to: Fire, EMS, Haz-Mat, and Technical Rescue emergency events. Springdale Fire Department and its members strive for excellence in all we do. We're proud to say that our department has an ISO Class 1 rating and is a CFAI Accredited department. We are involved in community risk reduction and public education events. We work 24/48 shifts which means you will work 24 hours on-duty and then have 48 hours off. Our fire, EMS, and rescue coverage area is 48 square miles. Our department responds to approximately 8,400 calls per year. We staff 7 stations with a total of 127 sworn personnel and 4 civilian employees. Station 8 is currently under construction and is scheduled to open in the Summer 2020, and Station 9 will be opened in 2021. The opening of these stations means we will be hiring additional personnel. There's no better time to apply than now!
City Information: Springdale is located in the heart of Northwest Arkansas, which is the home of Tyson Foods, Walmart & JB Hunt Transport. Springdale is the 4th largest city with the largest school district in the state. We have great neighborhoods, schools, parks, miles of walking/bicycle trails and more. Springdale is proud to have Arkansas Children's Hospital- NWA, Northwest Medical Center, and Mercy Hospital all within our city limits. Springdale is home to the Rodeo of the Ozarks, one of the nation's largest outdoor rodeos, and the NWA Naturals AA baseball team. Springdale is an outdoor enthusiast's dream with camping, bicycling, hiking, boating/ kayaking, fishing, hunting, and golfing nearby. Springdale has been selected twice as Arkansas' best place to raise kids. Good Call rated Springdale as the 24th best place for new graduates to live and work. We are also rated as one of the 10 most affordable metro areas in the U.S., and the 3rd best city in job growth among mid-sized cities. We love it here, and think you will too!
Population: Approximately 80,000
Age: 18 to 34 years of age unless one or more of the exceptions outlined in Ark. State Code A.C.A. 14-51-301(b)(1)(C)(i) is met.
US Citizen: Yes
High School Grad/GED: Yes
Valid ARKANSAS State Driver's License: Yes/or able to obtain upon hire
Ability to Read/Speak English: Yes
Vision: Correctable to 20-20 per NFPA Standard 1582.
Necessary Certifications: Nothing required, but EMT certification preferred.
Schooling: 1. Prior to Hiring: High School Diploma or GED
2. Post Hiring: Firefighter I & II Certifications, Haz-Mat Awareness & Operations, and Arkansas EMT License(Post hiring education is provided by SFD, if needed.)
Felony, Criminal Activity Disqualifiers: Any felony conviction related to drugs or crimes against a person.
Driving Disqualifiers: One DWI conviction within past 13 months or more than one DWI.
Drug Use Disqualifiers: Any felony conviction or failing a pre-employment drug screen.
Additional Disqualifiers: If you are found to be falsifying any information on your application, you will be disqualified from employment.
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