- Fire and Emergency Medical Services
- Firefighter Paramedic
- Firefighter Selection Process
Firefighter Selection Process
In order to be considered for a Firefighter Paramedic position, each candidate must complete the following:
- Apply online when the department is accepting applications for the position.
- Multiple-choice/written exam.
- Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT).
- Thorough background investigation.
- Psychological evaluation.
- Medical exam/drug screen.
Selected recruits will attend the Eugene Springfield Fire recruit academy. The Eugene Springfield Fire recruit academy is 14 weeks long and has a total of 560 hours.
The curriculum is a combination of classroom lectures, hands-on training on the drill field, EMS skill and protocol orientation, and fitness training.
Classroom lectures are supported by drills and activities on the drill field that reinforce the critical skills that are needed to successfully operate at emergency incidents. Our entire curriculum is focused on operating in the safest manner possible during emergency operations.
Fire recruits will have the opportunity to train and drill with on-duty Eugene Springfield Fire Department personnel and will receive NFPA Firefighter I certification upon graduation from the academy.
Recruits will also receive training in a variety of emergency disciplines including Rope Rescue, Water Rescue, Hazardous Materials Response, Aircraft Firefighting, and Wildland Firefighting.
It's great to work here because...
- Schedule: 24 hours on/72 hours off, 48 hours on/72 hours off (A, B, C shifts), with Kelly days.
- Benefits, time off, and compensation. For benefits information, click the following links:
- Union representation. For the current collective bargaining agreement, click here.
- World-class training and drilling facilities. Facilities include a burn building, full-scale rescue house, and 10-story drill tower.
- Comprehensive development programs and opportunities for growth.
- Four specialty rescue teams: Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF), Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, and Confined Space.
ESF Purchases New Drager Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
In 2022, Eugene Springfield Fire did a complete replacement of all SCBAs. After extensive testing and evaluation by department members, the Drager PSS 7000 was purchased.
Newly Acquired Engine Deployed at Station 14
In 2022, Eugene Springfield Fire purchased a Pierce engine. This new apparatus was deployed at Station #14.
Logistics Team Shortens Turnout Turnaround Time
ESF's Logistics team can respond to incidents and provide supply and air bottle support, launder turnouts and return them quickly, and provide on-site equipment delivery and maintenance.
LUCAS Devices Acquired Through Assistance to Firefighters Grant
ESF purchased 24 LUCAS devices through funds received from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. They will be deployed in early 2023.