Anchorage Fire Department - Anchorage, Alaska

Jul 16, 2020

Application Deadline:
Sep 13, 2020

Salary Information

Entry Level:
$$56,929.60 - $92,368.64 annual

Job Description

Under the direction of the Fire Captain, provide fire, rescue, and emergency medical care services. As an emergency medical technician or paramedic, examine, treat, care for, and transport sick and injured patients. Complete reports and maintain records. Prevent, combat, and extinguish fires. Provide rescue services. Perform apparatus and station maintenance duties. Complete professional training and study programs. Stand-by for emergency response. Perform other related duties as assigned or required.

Firefighter positions require:

•Operating both as a member of a team and independently at incidents of uncertain duration.

•Spending extensive time outside exposed to the elements.

•Tolerating extreme fluctuations in temperature while performing duties. Performing physically demanding work in hot (up to 400 F), humid (up to 100% humidity) atmospheres while wearing equipment that significantly impairs body-cooling mechanisms.

•Experiencing frequent transition from hot to cold and from humid to dry atmospheres.

•Working in wet, icy, or muddy areas.

•Performing a variety of tasks on slippery, hazardous surfaces such as on rooftops or from ladders.

•Working in areas where sustaining traumatic or thermal injuries is possible.

•Facing exposure to carcinogenic dusts such as asbestos, toxic substances such as hydrogen cyanide, acids, carbon monoxide, or organic solvents either through inhalation or skin contact.

•Facing exposure to infectious agents such as hepatitis B or HIV.

•Wearing personal protective equipment that weights approximately 60 pounds while performing fire fighting tasks.

•Performing physically demanding work while wearing positive pressure breathing equipment with 1.5 inches of water column resistance to exhalation at a flow of 40 liters per minute.

•Performing complex tasks during life-threatening emergencies

•Working for long periods of time, requiring sustained physical activity and intense concentration.

•Facing life or death decisions during emergency conditions.

•Being exposed to grotesque sights and smells associated with major trauma and burn victims.

•Making rapid transitions from rest to near maximal exertion without warm-up periods.

•Operating in environments of high noise, poor visibility, limited mobility, at heights, and in enclosed or confined spaces.

•Using manual and power tools in the performance of duties.

•Relying on senses of sight, hearing, smell, and touch to help determine the nature of the emergency, maintain personal safety, and make critical decisions in a confused, chaotic, and potential life threatening environment through out the duration of the operation.

Additional Information

Minimum Qualifications:

•High School diploma, GED, or equivalent

•Must be at least 18 years old by time of hire

•Valid State of Alaska driver's license by time of hire

Must possess by time of hire: State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I Certification or National Registry Emergency Medical Technician Basic Certification (will accept Advanced certifications) OR State of Alaska Mobile Intensive Care Paramedic License or National Registry EMT-Paramedic Certification

Preference: Preference for applicants with previous firefighting experience. Note: For applicants who do not possess a current EMT or Paramedic license/certification, please visit This page will contain information or links about potential courses.

Applicants who possess an EMT certification from a different state may qualify for State of Alaska Reciprocity. Please review the State of Alaska EMS Reciprocity program application found at or contact the State of Alaska Emergency Medical Services Certification office at or (907) 465-8741.

Job Requirements

  • Age: Must be at least 18 years old by time of hire
  • Education: High School diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Experience: No minimum experience required

See the job announcement for detailed information on the testing process.

Contact Informaton

Jodie Hettrick

Anchorage Fire Department
100 E 4th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501
phone: 1-907-267-5002

How to Apply

To apply visit and click the Firefighter job posting.

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