Message from the Fire Chief
I hope that if you are viewing this page that you are interested in working for Penn Fire Territory. We provide exceptional fire department services which requires us to find the right people who are willing and able to serve our community’s needs. We look for excellent candidates who have a desire to be part of a team that provides a wide range of fire, rescue and emergency medical services. The department has undergone drastic changes in the last 10 years: full time staffing, with two Engine companies, one ALS Medic company and a Battalion Chief 24/7, resulting in the hiring of 21 new full-time firefighters, 24 part-time firefighters and command staff; creation of Administrative, Training and EMS Chiefs positions. This is an exciting time to join this incredibly talented, well-trained department. We are looking for Full-Time and Part-Time candidates who will embrace and be catalysts for these and other changes in our department during their careers.
Whether you are looking to come to Penn Fire from another department or hoping to get your first job in the fire service, understand that hiring processes are challenging. Additionally, we understand candidates can experience stress while waiting to hear back between the phases of a hiring process.
Some incredibly important advice for all applicants is have patience. Regardless of the type of process or position we are attempting to fill; we typically receive a significant amount of applications for only a few positions. In order for us to be thorough, fair, and conduct hiring processes in accordance with applicable policies or regulations, there may be significant amounts of time between communications to applicants. We make every attempt to notify applicants when there are status changes, but in some cases, the process precludes us from doing so.
We’ve created this page to provide transparency in our hiring practices, to help set some expectations about going through our hiring process and provide you with information that we hope will assist you in becoming a successful candidate.
– Fire Chief Keith Witt
Probationary Firefighter Performs duties, both in emergency and non-emergency situations, related to fire protection, emergency medical services, hazardous materials response, and emergency management delivery. Serves as the principal hands-on labor in providing fire district emergency and non-emergency services to the community. Additionally, will perform necessary steps to train and operate apparatus during the probation period and will be evaluated on such skills. Duties and Responsibilities:
Previous firefighting experience is desirable. OR any combination of education, training, and/or work experience to demonstrate knowledge, skills, and abilities to meet the above minimum requirements.
Please download and fill out the following employment application. Carefully read each file’s instructions and submit all required supporting materials with your application to Station 14.
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