Recruiting and Employment

Forge Your Future with the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department has exciting career opportunities for men and women.

BECOMING A FIREFIGHTER

Competition to be a firefighter is tough. 

The Mobile Fire-Rescue Department usually gives one test for firefighters a year. It is usually advertised in the newspaper. Call the Mobile County Personnel Board at 470-7727 for application and qualifications information or go to http://www.personnelboard.org/.

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department and the City of Mobile is an equal opportunity employer and encourage women and men of all creeds, cultures, and ethnicities to apply.

Contact Tony McCarron for recruiting and employment information, (251) 554-2298.

THE WORK IS TOUGH!

Although the work is tough, firefighting is a highly rewarding career providing a vital service to the community. Professional Firefighters work as a team at fire scenes, medical emergencies and other potential life threatening emergencies to protect life and property. Firefighters wear special protective gear in extremely hot and hazardous environments. They must work quickly while handling heavy equipment for long periods of time. Firefighters must be in good health and excellent physical and mental condition to meet the demands of this job.

If you can meet the challenge of strenuous work, and like the idea of helping people, consider applying for the position of FIREFIGHTER.

WORKING CONDITIONS

While on shift, Firefighters clean and maintain the station, fire apparatus and other equipment, train on firefighting/medical skills and techniques, participate in physical fitness training, prepare their meals and remain ready to respond to alarms at all times. Firefighters face dangerous working conditions such as: Hazardous Materials, Electricity, and Building Collapse. In addition, fire and smoke are an ever-present danger. But firefighters undergo extensive training to help in all these conditions and keep them safe from harm.

BECOMING A PUBLIC SAFETY DISPATCHER

KIND OF WORK

Specialized work in the operations of Mobile Fire-Rescue Department Communications System. Responsible for operating a computer aided dispatch system, central departmental radio, and alarm equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • At least 17 years of age
  • Type 30 words a minute
  • Ability to write legibly, using proper grammar
  • High School diploma or equivalent

CIVIL SERVICE EXAMINATION PROCESS

  • Written Examination
  • Typing Examination
  • Oral Examination/Interview

ATTRACTIVE BENEFITS

  • Good Pay
  • Paid Vacation and Holidays
  • Paid Sick Leave
  • Hospital, Dental Insurance
  • Issued Uniforms
  • State of Alabama Retirement Plan
  • Shared Education Expenses
  • Rotating Shifts

HOW TO APPLY

For more information, contact the Mobile Fire-Rescue Department at (251) 208-7351, and for application and testing information contact Mobile County Personnel Department at (251) 470-7727.

You may also write to:

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department
701 Saint Francis Street
Mobile, Alabama 36602
or
The Mobile County Personnel Department
P.O. Box 66794
Mobile, Alabama 36660
http://www.personnelboard.org/

Mobile Fire-Rescue Department welcomes diversity. All qualified individuals are encouraged to apply.