Burlington Fire Department

Employment

 


Firefighters currently work a 24/48 schedule, meaning 24 hours on-duty, 48 hours off-duty.  Beggining May 2023, the schedule will change to 48/96,  meaning 48 hours on-duty, 96 hours off-duty.  Starting salary for an entry-level firefighter is $55,332.26 base pay with an additional 4% for Advanced EMT and 10% for Paramedic certifications.  Additionally, annual retention bonuses and military/education bonuses are available.


 


                        Photo by Eric Cochran

  • Minimum applicant qualifications include a current EMT certification.
  • Employees MUST obtain an Advanced EMT certification within 2 years of hire.
  • CPAT certification is NOT required to apply. However, YOU MUST have a current CPAT certification to begin your employment. CPAT testing facilities can be found through the fire academy website of the state in which you wish to test. 
  • When the application period is open, applications can be found on the City of Burlington's Human Resources Jobs link.
  • NEXT APPLICATION PERIOD OPENS MARCH 1, 2023.