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What It Takes

  • Must be 18 years old
  • High School Diploma, GED or equivalent certificate
  • Valid Driver’s License with two years of driving
  • Arizona EMT certification upon graduation from academy
  • Meet physical abilities required for firefighting duties
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Application Process

  • Written Exam
  • Initial Oral Board
  • Candidate Physical Abilities Orientation
  • Candidate Physical Abilities Test
  • Final Interview
  • Criminal Background Check
  • Public Records Check
  • Drug Screen
  • Comprehensive physical exam by City Physician
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Salary

  • Recruit $17.26/hr 
  • Academy $2,991.73/month
  • After Academy $46,970/year
  • Pay plan to reach $60,103/year
  • 13 paid sick & 13 paid vacation days yearly
  • 11 paid holidays 
  • Medical, dental, life insurance
  • 25-year retirement plan
  • Deferred compensation plans
  • Tuition reimbursement (up to $1500/year)
  • Paid military leave
  • Physical exercise program
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