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THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRIOR TO INITIAL EMPLOYMENT:

  1. High school graduate or equivalent required.
  2. Candidate’s age must be at least eighteen (18) years by the starting date of the Fire Cadet Class for which he/she is considered; and candidate’s age cannot exceed twenty (20) years by the date of the employment in this position.
  3. Must be record-free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass required background investigation.
  4. Must pass comprehensive medical examination which meets the National Fire Protection Association Standards (NFPA-1582). Must pass a battery of tests which may include written fire selection tests and physical ability test.
  5. Must have and maintain a valid Class D Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F, as a condition of employment. Out of State applicants must have a valid driver’s license upon entry into the Fire Training Academy and within six (6) months must have a valid Tennessee Driver’s License with Endorsement F. Knowledge of the Memphis geographical area preferred.

           

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS THAT MUST BE COMPLETED AS A CONDITION OF CONTINUED EMPLOYMENT:

 

 

  1. Must successfully complete course work/testing and become certified by the State of Tennessee as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) and as an Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) within timeframe (below) based on their medical certification level at time of employment and maintain licensure, as a condition of continued employment. If State of Tennessee laws and/or regulations change enacting a new title for an Emergency Medical Technician (EMTs) license, the employee must successfully complete course work and testing within twelve (12) months reflective of the equivalent EMT licensure to be determined by the Fire Division as a condition of continued employment. 

 

EMERGENCY MEDICAL TECHNICIAN LICENSURE REQUIREMENTS

 

DEADLINE TO OBTAIN LICENSE FROM DATE OF EMPLOYMENT

 

LICENSE LEVEL

 

EMT- 12 MONTHS

AEMT- 24 MONTHS                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

*Must successfully complete certification as a condition on continued employment

 

 

 

  1. Candidate must take national registry test within 30 days after successfully completing the EMT licensure program. *Additional attempts must be completed within 30 days of the previous attempt.

Candidate must apply for Tennessee State EMT license within 10 days of passing the national registry test.  Candidate must submit Tennessee State EMT license to Memphis Fire Administration within 10 days of receiving license.

 

  1. Candidate must take national registry test within 30 days after successfully completing the AEMT licensure program. *Additional attempts must be completed within 30 days of the previous attempt.

Candidate must apply for Tennessee State AEMT license within 10 days of passing the national registry test.  Candidate must submit Tennessee State AEMT license to Memphis Fire Administration within 10 days of receiving license.


The City Charter requires that City Employees must establish residence within Shelby County within six (6) months from date of Employment. Proof of residence will be required at the time of hire.
 
The City of Memphis is committed to providing access and reasonable accommodation in its services, programs, activities, and employment for individuals with disabilities. To request disability accommodation in the application process, contact the Office of Talent Management at talent.management@memphistn.gov.

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