Firefighter – Rochester, New York

44,287.00 – 77,337.00

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Pursuant to Rule VII of the Rules of the Civil Service Commission of the City of Rochester, eligibles for Firefighter must be residents of the City of Rochester. Residency will be determined based on the address on file in the Office of the Commission 90 days prior to the commencement of the physical ability examination associated with that certification. Residency shall be defined as an applicant’s home, that is, where the applicant regularly lives. The Commission may require such proof of residence as it deems necessary and reserves the right to investigate any and all claims of residence.

High School Diploma or Equivalent.


Possession of a valid driver’s license at the time the background investigation begins

Possession of a valid NYS driver’s license at the time of appointment

Candidates must be at least eighteen (18) years old at the time of appointment

Candidates must successfully complete the Rochester Fire Academy training class

Must pass a medical examination in accordance with the standards set forth in the most recent edition of the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 1582: Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments. Adherence to the standards set forth in the most recent edition of the above will be required throughout employment as a uniformed member of the Rochester Fire Department.

Possession of an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT- BASIC) certificate issued by New York State Department of Health, Bureau of Emergency Medical Services within twelve (12) months of appointment. This certificate must be maintained throughout employment in this title.


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