Recruitment & Hiring

Full-time and part-time hiring practices typically occur once a year.  A notice will accompany these hiring’s and in order to apply you must fill out the city employee application found on the city website. The application must be turned in to City Hall for processing.

The Princeton Fire Department accepts volunteer applications at will, and will hire based on meeting the requirements as long as positions are available. The application must be turned in to City Hall for processing.

Full-Time and Part-Time

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older with a HS diploma or GED equivalency (Military must produce a DD 214)
  • Proof of US citizenship/Permanent Residency and good comprehension of the English language
  • Fitness test, physician’s exam, drug screening, and background check
  • Medical history and shot record (TB test required) Ref: NFPA 1852 Category A for employment exceptions
  • TCFP Basic Structural Firefighter Certification 
  • DSHS EMT-B or higher certification
  • Commission Approved Traffic Incident Management Safety Course
  • Commission approved Courage to be Safe Training
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 
  • Valid drivers’ license w/proof of insurance – Able to obtain Class B-Exempt license within 1 year 

Volunteer 

Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years or older with a HS diploma or GED equivalency (Military must produce a DD 214)
  • Proof of US citizenship/Permanent Residency and good comprehension of the English language
  • Fitness test, physician’s exam, drug screening, and background check
  • Medical history and shot record (TB test required) 
  • TCFP or SFFMA Basic Structural Firefighter Certification 
  • DSHS EMT-B or higher certification
  • Commission Approved Traffic Incident Management Safety Course
  • Commission approved Courage to be Safe Training
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700 and 800 
  • Valid drivers’ license w/proof of insurance 

Review the Volunteer Firefighter Flyer (PDF).

Physical Job Requirements

This position is safety sensitive, and may require physical labor in stressful conditions, exposure to loud noises, contaminated atmospheres, and other physiological hazards in the performance of duties. Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.


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