NWCFD is currently accepting applications


Job Title: Firefighter/EMT

Annual Starting Earnings (Base; Excluding Overtime & Benefit Package):

$34,099 (Recruit)

$35,122 (Post-Probation in 1st Year)

Closing Date: November 20, 2017

NWCFD will soon be establishing a hiring eligibility list for new Firefighter/EMT positions in 2018. Firefighters perform duties related to fire prevention, suppression, emergency rescue, basic life support, and first aid under emergency conditions frequently involving considerable danger. Employees in this classification work under direct supervision of a Fire Captain or Lieutenant and must adhere to rules and regulations for the safety of all persons. Training provides firefighters with general guidance to perform this position, and ongoing knowledge development/maintenance is required.

NWCFD offers a competitive benefit package including a health, dental, and vision insurance plan, Kansas Police and Fire (KP&F) defined-benefit Retirement System, eligibility to voluntarily participate in the supplemental State of Kansas KPERS 457 deferred compensation plan, paid vacation leave, paid sick leave, paid personal leave, paid holidays (x2.0 of regular wages on holidays worked; 12 hours on holidays not worked), and paid bereavement leave. Firefighters work a modified Berkeley shift schedule of alternating days of 24 hours on-duty and 24 hours off-duty for a total of three shift days over a five-day period. Firefighters are compensated with an overtime rate in accordance of the FLSA Section 7(k) exemption.


Must be 21 years or older

Must possess a valid driver’s license with a safe driving record

High School Diploma or equivalent

Firefighter I and II Certifications

Kansas (Transitioned) or National EMT Certification

Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) Certification taken within the last 12 months

Written Fire Service Entrance Exam (FSEE) with a score of 70 percent or better within the past two years

The ability to pass a post offer physical, drug screen, and background investigation

NWCFD Employment Application and copies of Firefighter I & II, Kansas (Transitioned) OR National Registry EMT certifications, CPAT, and FSEE results must be received by November 20, 2017. Please submit all documents along with a NWCFD Employment Application (available at the address below or online at www.nwcfd.org) via mail or in-person at:

Northwest Consolidated Fire District

9745 Kill Creek Rd.

De Soto, KS 66018

Questions can be directed to Battalion Chief Todd Maxton at (913) 585-0075 ext. 8013 (M-F 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.).

An Equal Opportunity Employer


Posted by Gwen Dorr Romine, KSFFA Webmaster
KSFFA’s Fire News Blog Home Page

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