What it Takes to Become a Fremont Firefighter

Responsibilities
It takes hard work, determination, and courage to become a Fremont Firefighter / Paramedic. Responsibilities include:
  • Responding to fire, hazardous material, and rescue emergencies
  • Providing emergency medical assistance to victims of accidents, injuries, or illness
  • Participating in fire suppression, prevention, and administration activities
  • Maintaining, testing, and operating tools and equipment
  • Drilling and training, using the latest firefighting and lifesaving techniques
  • Participating in public relations activities
Minimum Qualifications for Entry-level Recruits
  • Current California Paramedic License with current certifications in Advanced Cardiac Life Support, Pediatric Advanced Life Support, and Pre-Hospital Trauma Life Support or Basic Trauma Life Support or equivalent
  • Minimum of six months experience as an Advanced Life Support provider
  • A Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) card issued within the past 12 months
  • A valid Class C California Driver's License
  • Vision of not less than 20/100 in each eye correctable to not less than 20/30 in each eye corrected and without color blindness
  • Ability to pass a job-related psychological evaluation and medical examination, which will include a drug screen
  • Ability to pass an extensive public safety background check
  • Graduation from High School
  • Bilingual skills and college-level coursework in Fire Technology or related field are desirable
Probationary Period
The probationary period for this position is 24 months.

Current Openings
For current employment opportunities, view our Job Announcements.