Firefighter Selection Process

  1. Application Components
  2. Recruit Academy

In order to be considered for a Firefighter Paramedic position, each candidate must complete the following:

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  • 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.

Firefighter points at a wall that is covered with SCBA masks and air bottles

Newly Acquired Engine Deployed at Station 14

In 2022, Eugene Springfield Fire purchased a Pierce [something something]. This new apparatus was deployed at Station #14.

photo of fire engine number fourteen

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.

Logistics technician assists kneeling firefighter with changing of air bottle

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.

logo for the assistance to firefighters grant