Firefighter and EMT Recruitment
Education and Experience
Graduation from high school or GED equivalent. Must obtain State of Arizona EMT certification within six (6) months of hire. Arizona State Firefighter I & II certification at time of hire is preferred.
SRPMIC is an "Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer." Preference will be given to a qualified Community Member, then a qualified Native American and then other qualified candidate.
The Salt River Fire Department has adopted as part of their hiring requirements the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test), which is a standardized physical agility test. The test is designed to identify individuals who have the physical attributes to perform the duties of a firefighter. The certification cannot be more than 6 months old at the time of submission. It is the candidates responsibility to complete the exam and pay the fee of the testing. To learn more about registering for a CPAT course or scheduling to take a registered CPAT test, please contact Maricopa County Community Colleges or the National Testing Network.
Must possess a valid Arizona operator's license and be insurable under tribal insurer requirements (i.e., be age 21 or over, no DUI convictions within the last 3 years, no reckless driving, no speeding tickets in excess of 15 mph over the posted speed limit, no more than one at-fault accident, and no more than three speeding tickets within the last 3 years).
- Highly competetive wages – within 1% of the market value. (Re-evaluated every other year.)
- Arizona Public Safety Retirement System.
- 3-4 work schedule. (Approximately 9-11 twenty-four hour shifts per month.)
- Generous benefits – medical, dental, vision, and counseling benefits.
- Yearly clothing allowance.
- Fourteen paid holidays per fiscal year.
- Family atmosphere
- The distinction of being able to claim the title of "Firefighter."
Pre-Hire Supports the successful hiring of all applicants by providing a Pre-Hire preparation program.
- Shows participants what is required of them to get hired.
- Shows participants what will be encountered in the academy.
- Provides opportunity to receive classroom instruction and hands on training.
Testing and Interview Process
- Written Test
- CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test)
- Background Checks and Drug Testing
Firefighter Recruit – Fire Academy
- 16-week para-military training program. It is the fire service equivalent of military boot camp or a police academy.
- It is designed to train firefighters to the level of Firefighter I and II.
- Physical fitness training
- Classroom instruction
- Written tests
- Practical drills
- Live fire training
- Skill performance testing
Probationary Firefighter – First year of employment
- Once a firefighter has graduated from the academy he becomes a Probationary Firefighter and will serve a 1-year probationary term.
- Assigned to a station captain.
- Training is continued under the captain's supervision as well as evaluation.
- Probationary Book.
- Must complete and demonstrate proficiency in specific skills and tasks.
- Show knowledge and understanding of policies and procedures.
- Pass written test over the content of the probationary book.
- After completion of his/her probationary year and receiving a successful evaluation, he/she becomes a full-time firefighter.
There are no openings at this time.
To begin the application process, visit the SRPMIC Employment Page.