Firefighter – EMT

  • Full Time
  • Southeast
  • Applications have closed

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Job Information


Updated: May 10, 2024

Job Classification:  Firefighter/EMT

The Maitland Fire Rescue Department will be accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT.  All candidates must take the FireTEAM exam through National Testing Network.

Applicants are required to fill out a City of Maitland job application. For a copy of the job description, and benefits packet and to apply for the Firefighter/EMT position go to:

The department requires a valid CPAT.

STARTING SALARY: $45,890 – $54,741 annually.

Two Fire Stations

  • 1 Engine; 1 Tower/Truck Company
  • 2 Rescues; 1 Battalion; 1 Marine Rescue
  • Over 6 sq. mile serving nearly 20,000 residents
  • High-rise; Mid-rise; Multi-family; Single-family
  • Annual call load of 4000+
  • 24/48 shift schedule
  • Downtown Festivals; Events; Concerts


  • Special Operations (VMR, Rope Rescue; Truck)
  • Rescue Swimmer
  • All apparatus staffed ALS


  • New and Advanced Fire, Extrication, and EMS Equipment Constantly Upgraded
  • Smooth Bore Nozzles
  • Two Sets of Structural Gear per Firefighter
  • Technical Rescue Gear


  • We Maintain a High Standard of Training
  • We Offer Constant and ongoing training
  • Robust Training Budget Focused on Firefighter Development
  • Joint Training Facility with Apopka Fire Department
  • Acquired Structure Training Program


  • 100% Employer Paid Health Insurance (Employee)
  • 80% Employer Paid Dependent Health Insurance
  • College Tuition Reimbursement

Incentive Pay:

  • Paramedic Preceptor Pay $2.00/hour
  • Certification Pay (Rescue Swimmer, Rope Tech, Tower Certified, Life Fire Instructor, FO1, Instructor 1)
  • Ride-Up Pay
    • Driver $1.50/hour
    • Officer-In-Charge $1.75/hour
    • Battalion Chief $2.25/hour

Paid Holidays:

  • 280 hours of Personal Leave accrued per year
  • 112 hours of Sick Leave accrued per year


  • 175 Private Pension Plan governed by the State of Florida (NOT the Florida Retirement System (FRS))
  • 20 years and out at any age or 10 years at age 55
  • 5-year DROP
  • 3% multiplier

Job Requirements:

  • High School Grad/GED: Must possess a High School Diploma or equivalent as recognized by the State of Florida Department of Education.
  • Valid FLORIDA Driver’s License: Possess & maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License
  • Candidates must have an acceptable driving record and past criminal history. Must meet all pre-employment requirements in accordance with state and department standards.
  • Ability to Read/Speak English: Communicate effectively in English

Academy Certification:

  • Must hold current certification and licensing as an EMT in accordance with the State of Florida, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services, Florida Administrative Code 64J-1.008
  • Must possess and maintain a certificate from the Florida State Minimum Standards Certification as a Firefighter in accordance to F.S. 633.412.
  • Employees in this position are required to pass the National Incident Management System (NIMS) IS-700 within 30 days of employment.
  • ICS-100 and ICS-200 within 90 days of employment, or from the date of taking the position.
  • There may be additional NIMS required, which will be scheduled by your supervisor.
  • All certifications substantiating the minimum qualifications must be submitted along with the employment application.
  • Must possess and maintain Basic Life Support (BLS) certification through the American Heart Association.
  • Must possess, or obtain shortly after being hired, a certificate of successful completion in an Emergency Vehicle Operator’s Course (EVOC) or equivalent