Full-Time Firefighter

All full-time career firefighters with the City of Painesville are Civil Service, with the exception of the Fire Chief. Hiring for the position of firefighter is done through a competitive testing procedure run by the Civil Service Commission. All tests are certified and good for two years from date of certification.

Job requirements:
    • Applicants must be a State of Ohio Certified Firefighter level II prior to being hired
    • Applicants must be State of Ohio Certified EMT-Paramedic prior to being hired
    • Applicants must remain tobacco-free for duration of employment with PCFD
    • Applicants must annually pass a physical agility test


Part-Time & Volunteer

PCFD is currently not hiring any part-time firefighters or participating in volunteer programs.


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