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Firefighter Recruitment

Becoming a Paramedic Firefighter with the City of Fort Lauderdale

The City of Fort Lauderdale’s Fire-Rescue Department is recognized as one of the nation's best providers of fire, rescue, medical and community services.

If you are looking for a challenging and rewarding career in Fire/EMS, then the City of Fort Lauderdale is the place for you. Visit the City of Fort Lauderdale’s Fire-Rescue Department website to obtain more information.

In our job announcement, you will find instructions on completing the application process and submitting required documentation for Paramedic Firefighter.  You may access the job announcement by viewing our current job opportunities. It is highly recommended that you review this information carefully.

Here’s a quick reference guide detailing the minimum requirements and documentation required for the Paramedic Firefighter on-line application.

Minimum Requirements


Documents Required With On-line Application

  • 18 years of age
  • HS Diploma / GED
  • Valid Florida driver's License and acceptable driving record
  • EVOC issued by certified Florida agency (Minimum 16 hours)
  • Current Firefighter Certificate of Compliance, Certificate of Statutory Compliance or Certificate of Training issued by the Florida State Fire Marshal
  • Current Paramedic License
  • Current ACLS Certificate (Issued by American Heart Association)
  • Current Healthcare Provider Card (AHA/CPR – Issued by American Heart Association)
  • Physical Ability Card / Certificate from Broward Fire Academy
  • Non-smoker/Non-user of tobacco (any form) for at least one (1) year prior to application

  • HS Diploma / GED
  • DMV Driving Record (Complete History)
  • EVOC (Minimum 16 hours)
  • Firefighter Certificate of Compliance
  • Paramedic License
  • ACLS Certification
  • Healthcare Provider Card (CPR/AED)
  • Physical Ability Test Card / Certificate
  • Non-Use Tobacco / Smoking Form (Notarized)
  • Confidential Records Waiver Form (Notarized)
  • Pre-Job Offer Questionnaire (Notarized)
  • DD-214 Military Release Form (Member 4 Copy)
  • Veteran’s Preference J-204 Form

Downloadable Forms

Should you have any questions, please contact our offices at 954-828-5300.