Destin Fire Control District

Committed to Saving Lives and Preserving Property

Destin Fire Control District

Employment Applications

APPLICATIONS ARE ALWAYS ACCEPTED CURRENTLY ACCEPTING FOR THE POSITION OF: FIREFIGHTER/EMT or FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDIC

Applicants must be Florida State Certified.

Our hiring assessment consists of a practical test and interview board.  Candidates must have an acceptable driving record and past criminal history, pass a drug screen and medical examination; back ground reference checks; and water safety assessment.  Candidate must meet all pre-employment requirements.  The District will notify each candidate regarding the testing date and other pertinent information.

Employment Application

Minimum Requirements & Certifications:

  • High School Diploma or equivalent, as recognized by the State of Florida, Department of Education
  • Be age 18 or older at time of application
  • Possess & maintain a valid State of Florida Driver’s License
  • Current State of Florida Firefighter II Certificate of Compliance
  • Current State of Florida EMT (or) Paramedic License
  • Current CPR Certification

Other Employment Requirements (may be obtained before or after employment begins):

  • Probationary Period
    – 1 year to successfully complete orientation and probationary performance requirements as directed by the District
  • Open Water Rescuer within 18 months of employment
    – USLA Open Water Rescuer class
  • District Fire Boat Operator within 3 years of employment
    – Coast Guard Operator of Unspecified Passenger Vessels class
  • Rescue Specialist within 3 years of employment
    – Florida USAR Technician classes
  • Hazardous Materials Technician within 3 years of employment
    – Florida Hazardous Materials Technician Certification

Wage and Benefit Information

  • $53,000 FF/EMT Base Annual Wage
  • $61,000 FF/Medic Base Annual Wage
  • Benefits provided

 

APPLICATIONS ARE NOW BEING ACCEPTED FOR THE POSITION OF: LIFEGUARD

Training Academy Requirements for New Applicants

Employment Application – New Applicant

Employment Application – Returning Applicant