Henderson Fire Department hiring new firefighters


The Henderson Fire Department is accepting applications from those seeking a long-term career as a firefighter -- but only the first 1,800 applicants will be considered.

HDP is taking applications online at until March 12, 2008. Applicants must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • At least 18 years old at the time of the written examination for Fire Fighter
  • Valid Nevada or “border state” driver license (or obtain within 30 days of starting the fire academy)
  • Current Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certification by the time of the Chief’s interview

Applicants will be required to take a written exam, pass a Candidate Physical Ability Test, undergo a background investigation, pass drug and alcohol screening, and undergo psychological and medical examinations.

Firefighters make between $50,989.12 and $87,214.40 per year, and work 56 hours a week.

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