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What are the minimum qualifications in becoming a Montgomery Fire/Rescue firefighter?

Applicants must be at least 18 years of age, a U.S. Citizen with no felony convictions involving violence or moral turpitude, possess a diploma from an accredited high school or a GED, and a valid driver's license.

What are the physical requirements?

Must meet the requirements of a physical exam, must adhere by the fire department's policies to include: weight, nicotine, drug, etc.

What are the residency requirements?

Must reside within a 35 linear mile radius or comply within 90 days after they are certified as permanent employees.

What are the steps in the hiring process?

  • 1 - Written Exam
  • 2 - Candidate Physical Agility Test
  • 3 - Background Investigation
  • 4 - Physical Examination
  • 5 - Polygraph Examination
  • 6 - Psychological Examination
  • 7 - Drug Screening
  • 8 - Orientation

Are pay incentives offered?

  • $6000 per year for licensed paramedics assigned to an Advanced Life Support Unit
  • $3000 per year for licensed paramedics not assigned to an Advanced Life Support Unit
  • $2600 per year for Special Operations Team personnel to include: Dive, Haz-Mat and Heavy Rescue Teams
  • $2600 per year for members assigned to the Division of Training, Technical Maintenance, Inspections, or Investigations Bureau.
  • Educational incentives for bachelor/master degrees from accredited colleges or universities **Reimbursement of college tuition in job related fields if tuition is paid after employment.

What benefits are included?

  • Hospitalization, including dental and Preferred Medical Doctor (PMD), are provided by the City of Montgomery at a nominal charge for both individual and family coverage
  • Earn 10 holidays annually along with vacation and sick time. Vacation time accrual rate increases with longevity.
  • Employee will be entitled to a service retirement after 25 years of creditable service or a partial service retirement at age 56 with at least 10 years of creditable service.
  • Employee will be vested in the retirement system after 10 years of creditable service.
  • CareHere medical clinic visits with no deductible or co-pay. Free Medications or Prescriptions provided at CareHere Clinics
  • Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Paid Life Insurance up to $50,000
  • Paid Cancer Policy after 12 months of creditable service (Beginning January 1, 2020).