Heroes Wanted! Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Firefighter?

Heroes Wanted! Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Firefighter?

Heroes Wanted! Do You Have What It Takes To Be A Firefighter?

SPRINGFIELD TENNESSEE: (Smokey Barn News) –The Springfield Fire Department is now accepting applications for entry-level firefighters.

If accepted, after the interviewing and screening process, you will be on track to become a full-time firefighter for the City of Springfield and a career like no other.

All the information you need to apply is below. Deadline To Apply is March 15th at 4:30 PM.

Candidates are required to take a physical ability and written test. For a look at the physical ability test, see video below.


Department: Fire
Days: Sun., Mon., Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat.
Position Type: Firefighter
Age requirement: (Must be at least 18 to apply.)

Job Description

Work is performed under the immediate supervision of the Fire Captain and general supervision of the Fire Chief. Employee is responsible for performing protective service work in fire suppression and rescue operations. Instructions to the employee are somewhat general, and the employee may also use independent judgment. Employee performs other related work as required.

This is a three-part process:

• Physical ability test
• Written test
• Oral interview

Job Responsibilities

• Respond to fire alarms, connect hoses, hold nozzles and direct water streams.
• Force entry of premises for firefighting.
• Position and climb ladders to gain access to upper levels of buildings.
• Perform rescue operations by removing persons from danger and administering first-aid to injured persons.
• Perform salvage operations such as sweeping water, throwing covers, removing debris, etc.
• Perform ventilating operations.
• Participate in fire drills.
• Attend training classes in firefighting, first-aid, and other related subjects.
• Assist with maintaining fire apparatus and equipment.
• Conduct residential and commercial fire prevention inspections.
• Receive and dispatch messages by radio and telephone.
• Perform general maintenance work of Fire Department property, including cleaning walls and floors, washing windows, mowing yard, and making minor repairs.
• Perform related tasks as required.


Graduation from a standard high school or any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the required knowledge and abilities.

Must possess a valid appropriate Tennessee driver license. Must complete a basic firefighters course. May be required to take a physical examination given by a physician licensed to practice medicine in the State of Tennessee and designated by the City of Springfield.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Knowledge and Abilities –

• Knowledge of firefighting techniques and procedures.
• Knowledge of fire prevention strategies and techniques.
• Some knowledge of emergency medical techniques and procedures.
• Knowledge of the street system and physical layout of the City.
• Knowledge of local, state and federal regulations regarding fire suppression, hazardous materials and traffic laws.
• Ability to react quickly and calmly in an emergency situation and to determine the proper course of action.
• Ability to perform hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may involve extreme exertion under cramped and smoke-filled surroundings.
• Ability to perform extreme strenuous and physical labor for extended periods under unfavorable climatic conditions.
• Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.
• Ability to identify hazardous materials.
• Ability to climb ladders.
• Ability to physically and mentally climb to different heights and function in close quarters.
• Ability to wear heavy protective clothing for extended periods of time.
• Ability to learn to operate a variety of firefighting equipment.
• Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with City employees and the public.

Physical Requirements

Employee will operate firefighting equipment to include nozzles, hoses, self-contained breathing apparatus, power tools, generators, ladders, ropes, air packs, various hand tools, extrication equipment, fire extinguishers, repelling equipment, ventilation equipment, hazardous materials equipment, forcible entry equipment, cascade system, cribbing, radios, pagers, and fire suits.

Requirements if hired

Within three years from date of employment you must attain:

• Firefighter 1 state certification from Tennessee Commission On Firefighting
• A Medical license from the Tennessee Department Of Health
• Vehicle Extrication
• Technician certification

To Apply – Click Here

Deadline To Apply is March 15th at 4:30PM

Springfield Fire Dept. Mission Statement

The Mission of the Springfield Fire Department is to protect the life and property of Springfield citizens and visitors and to better serve our citizens and visitors with professional, efficient, emergency and non-emergency services.


• Integrity and pride of service through public education programs, code enforcement and timely emergency response.
• Communication and cooperation with employees and citizens to insure an understanding of the services provided.
• Continuous improvement of services through cost-effective utilization of personnel, materials, equipment and technology.
• An environment that encourages leadership and knowledge through the development and education of all personnel.
• An innovative approach in meeting the needs of employees and citizens of the community.

The Springfield Fire Department provides:

• Fire Suppression
• Fire prevention
• Emergency medical response
• Fire safety inspection and public education services within the city limits
• Hazardous material response
• Mutual aid assistance to other fire departments throughout Robertson County
• Rescue

ISO Rating

As of July 1st, 2018, The Springfield Fire Department will maintain its class 3 Public Protection Classification according to the Insurance Services Office. This Rating helps to determine Insurance premiums paid by Homeowners, Business, and Industrial, Mercantile Storage Occupancies. The Highest (Best) Rating is a Class 1, and the Lowest is a Class 10.

Of the 46,042 Cities in the United States that participate, There are only 3409 that have the Class 3 Classification.

The NFPA 101-Life Safety Code, 2006 edition, as adopted by the National Fire Protection Association Codes, were also adopted by the State of Tennessee, including all appendices, addenda and supplements. They have been adopted as the City of Springfield fire code as well.

To Apply – Click Here

Deadline To Apply is March 15th at 4:30PM


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