Starting salary is $57,633 annually which includes EMT pay. Upon completion of the City of Pompano Beach’s paramedic training program, salary increases to $63,045 annually.
ISO CLASS 1 FIRE DEPARTMENT
CENTER FOR PUBLIC SAFETY EXCELLENCE ACCREDITED AGENCY
- Vacation: 11 shifts (1-5 years of service), 13 shifts (6-13 years of service), 16 shifts (14+ years of service)
- Sick Leave: 6 shifts annually
- Promotional Opportunities
- Pension Plan (including DROP)
- Disability Benefits
- Medical Insurance: The city provides free employee coverage, and pays 50% of dependent coverage
- Voluntary Employees' Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trusts
- Tuition Reimbursement, Uniforms, Credit Union
- Tax Deferred Savings Plan (ICMA)
The sixth largest city in metropolitan Broward County, Pompano Beach has a permanent population of about 101,000; seasonal residents are estimated to increase the population to 150,000.
The Pompano Beach Fire/Rescue Department, which achieved the prestigious distinction as an ISO Class 1 department, offers its residents a full complement of firefighting and emergency medical services, including ambulance service. The Department's 249+ employees (200+ combat personnel) are assigned to six stations located throughout the city. Firefighters work a 24-hour shift with one shift on duty and two consecutive days off duty.
Specialty units include a Fire Prevention Bureau and a Training Unit. The Department also has an Ocean Rescue division.
The salary range for Firefighters is $57,633 - $87,717 annually which includes EMT pay. Upon completion of the City of Pompano Beach’s paramedic training program, salary increases to $63,045 - $95,954 annually.
Educational incentive pay, as required by the State, is also paid for completion of Associate's and Bachelor's degrees. Firefighters are eligible for merit increases annually until reaching the maximum of the pay grade.
Applications must be fully completed and all required copies and notarizations are to be done prior to submission of application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Select qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral panel interview. Candidates selected to advance in the recruitment process will proceed to a polygraph exam and a background investigation. Passage of each component does not guarantee an employment offer will be extended. If an offer of employment is made, it is conditional upon successful completion of a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a drug screening.
Please upload copies of your:
I understand that I must upload/attach copies of my:
>Notarized non-user of tobacco affidavit. Click here to access affidavit.
>Florida Firefighter certification
>Florida Paramedic certification
>PAT or CPAT card
>DD-214, if applicable
>High school diploma or GED
>College diploma, if applicable