The Keene Fire Department is seeking applications for Firefighter/Paramedic/AEMT/EMT to respond to emergency calls to protect life and property. The position is required to perform skilled work including but not limited to; fire suppression, technical rescue, vehicle extrication and provide medical care to sick or injured. The position includes driving of emergency EMS and Fire apparatus.  Candidates must possess the ability to operate in stressful situations.


Applicants must meet State of New Hampshire Administrative Rule 701 for Firefighter Entrance Requirements. Successful completion of CPAT as well as being a candidate on the NH Statewide Firefighter Eligibility List or a lateral transfer of full-time career personnel pursuant to Administrative Rule 703.01 will be accepted. Candidates must possess a high school diploma or equivalent and a valid driver’s license. Candidates must be NH or Pro-Board Certified Firefighter Level I and Nationally Registered EMT to apply. Preferred qualifications: Firefighter II and AEMT/Paramedic.


Candidates who receive a conditional offer of employment will be required to pass a physical exam, drug screen, motor vehicle record check, criminal background check and polygraph.


New hires must meet the residency requirement (within 30 minutes of the city) as established by the fire department within the first year of employment. Additional conditions of employment may apply. 


At the conclusion of this process candidates that successfully complete the hiring process will be placed on a hiring list for future openings.


The City of Keene offers an excellent benefit plan, including medical, dental, life, and disability insurances. Additional benefits include 24-hour shifts, paid training, tuition assistance, paid vacation, personal, and sick time.  The starting pay range is $43,134 - $48,594 annualized.


Complete the online application, include email address and telephone number, and attach your resume with cover letter at Applications will be accepted through the end of day, Friday, July 26, 2019.