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TYPICAL PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  Requires walking, running, crawling, standing, climbing, stooping, and lifting and carrying a victim, hose, or other equipment weighing an average of 160-200 lbs. while wearing turnouts, Self-Contained Breathing Apparatus (SCBA), air mask, gloves, etc. for long periods of time.   Requires the ability to meet all physical demands required to extinguish fires and to make routine inspections of buildings, hydrants, and immediate surrounding for existence of fire hazards.
 
TYPICAL WORKING CONDITIONS:  Will be exposed to extreme heat, thick smoke, and toxic fumes in firefighting situations, the sick and injured in emergency situations and possibly be exposed to communicable diseases. Works from assigned fire station to perform firefighting duties in emergency vehicles, such as aerial trucks, engines, or other apparatus at the scene of fires and/or on other emergency calls. Works a twenty-four (24) hour shift, fifty-six (56) hours a week. Exposed to all types of weather conditions. Deals with the public under possibly stressful and/or dangerous conditions.
 
THE MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS PRIOR TO INITIAL EMPLOYMENT:

  1. Must be a citizen of the United States.
  2. High school graduate or equivalent required.
  3. Candidate's age must be at least nineteen (19) years by the starting date of the Fire Recruit Class for which he/she is considered; and candidate's age cannot exceed forty (40) years by the date of the employment in this position.
  4. Must be record-free of any felony and/or misdemeanor conviction involving moral turpitude and pass required background investigation.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) Certification preferred.
  8. Candidate may be required to take prerequsite online course work before joining the Academy.
  9. Candidates will have to maintain a physical fitness training standard as determined by the division.

Salary Progression

Recruit: $37,096.02 yearly  /  $1,426.77 biweekly

1-Year Private II: $52,971.10 yearly /  $2,037.35 biweekly

2-Year Private II: $56,787.90 yearly /  $2,184.15 biweekly

3+ Private (Top): $58,800.56 yearly /  $2,261.56 biweekly

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.

Division:  Fire Services
Service Center:   Fire Fighting

           
 


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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