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So, you want to be a Palm Bay firefighter...

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Do YOU have what it takes to do THIS?

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  • Are you 18 years of age or older?
  • Are you certified by the State of Florida as a firefighter? See below
  • Are you certified by the State of Florida as an Emergency Medical Technician?
  • Are you a United States Citizen?
  • Do you possess a high school diploma or GED?
  • Have you ever been involved in any type of drug activity?
  • Have you ever been convicted of a felony or misdemeanor?
  • Do you have an acceptable driving record?
  • Do you hold a Florida Drivers License, Class D with an E endorsement?
  • Have you been a non-user of tobacco/tobacco products at least one year prior to applying?

All applicants must meet the minimum requirements for employment as a firefighter per Florida State Statute 633.34, be in good physical condition, and have good moral character.

The City of Palm Bay Firefighters maintain highly responsible positions that involve networking with the community, and the protection of life and property. This is accomplished through public education, emergency medical services, fire suppression, and hazard mitigation of the potential specials hazards present in the City of Palm Bay.

Click here for basic Palm Bay Firefighter Recruitment information available on the HR web site.

OUT OF STATE?

Firefighter Standards for Florida Certification

The Firefighter Minimum Standards Equivalency Examination is offered to individuals who have received training in another state (or country), that is evaluated as equivalent to that required in Florida's Firefighter Minimum Standards Course. To determine an individual's eligibility for the Equivalency Examination, a two-part application process is required. The Preliminary Equivalency Application (DFS-K4-1309) is submitted to the Challenge Review Board, along with supporting documentation. Such documentation should be a transcript, by subject, of the hours spent in initial training. Upon review and approval of the training documentation by the Challenge Review Board, an application for the Equivalency Examination and Certification will be sent to the applicant. The Equivalency Examination is offered four times a year at the Florida State Fire College in Ocala.


Florida Out of State EMT / Paramedic or NREMT Requirements
 

I'm certified in another state, how do I become certified?

An EMT or paramedic certificate from another US state, territory, or possession can be recognized as a professional education equivalent, provided the certificate is current and in good standing. You are required to submit an application and a copy of the front and back of the certificate, as well as a Statement of Good Standing (DH Form 1164) completed by the state or national certifying agency.

 

I hold NREMT certification, how do I become certified?

An EMT or paramedic certificate from the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians can be recognized as a professional education equivalent, provided the certificate is current and in good standing. This type of certification is recognized for individuals who have taken an EMT or paramedic course in another US state, territory or possession or on a military installation. You are required to submit an application and a copy of your National Registry certificate and wallet card, as well as a Statement of Good Standing (DH Form 1164) completed by the National Registry.