Employment Qualifications

firefightersTo be eligible for employment for the position of Firefighter with St. Johns County Fire Rescue, you must meet the following qualifications.

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or possess a GED
  • Possess and maintain current Florida EMT or Florida Paramedic certification
  • Current Basic Healthcare Provider and/or Advanced Cardiac Life Support card
  • Possess and maintain current Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance
  • Possess a valid Class “E” Florida Driver's License
  • Driving record must meet the Department requirements for hire concerning Class A and Class B offenses.
  • Be a nonuser of tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by sworn affidavit. (F.S. 633.34)
  • Successful completion of the Firefighters Ability Test administered by First Coast Technical College (valid for 2-years) or completion of the Firefighter Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) for new applicants administered by any other Florida municipality or county
  • Must pass medical exam (NFPA 1582) after conditional job offer

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