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Summer 2023 Recruit Class

ECFD is now accepting applications for the position of Recruit Firefighter

Contact Chief Hull at (785) 690-7038 with questions about the application or hiring process. 

Hiring Process

Our hiring process consists of a ride along, panel interview, background check, motor vehicle record evaluation, and physical capacity testing with drug screen. Applicants chosen to move on from the panel interview process will receive an offer to become a "Recruit Firefighter" that is conditional on the successful completion of all other required screening.

Recruits must complete our training academy which takes place over the course of eight consecutive saturdays in order to become a "Probationary Firefighter". 

All members are required to obtain the following certifications within two years of hire:

Probationary Firefighters are also required to complete their "Probationary Task Book" within six months after finishing the recruit academy. 

Membership Requirements

Members must meet the following requirements in order to maintain a membership in good standing:

Ride Alongs

Applicants should plan to complete at least one ride along with us prior to interviews. Ride alongs can be scheduled by calling 785-690-7038. Ride alongs are typically available daily from 8am to 5pm. Only one ride along is allowed per day and spots are assigned in the order that requests are received.