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Winter 2022 Recruit Class

ECFD is now accepting applications for the position of Recruit Firefighter.

  • Current IFSTA Firefighter I/II and/or Kansas EMR or EMT certification preferred but not required.

  • Applicants must be willing to obtain fire and EMS certifications during their probationary period.

  • Virtual interviews will be held in December 2021 and successful applicants will begin their recruit academy in January 2022.

  • Applications must be submitted by December 10, 2021 for consideration.

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. 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:

  • Firefighter 1&2

  • Hazardous Materials Operations

  • Kansas EMT

  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers

membership requirements

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

  • New members must successfully complete a probationary academy program that consists of a half day of training every Saturday for eight consecutive weeks.

  • Provide a minimum of 36 hours of scheduled coverage each month. Members residing in the city limits are allowed to cover from home while out of town members must stay at the station while providing coverage. Members use an online program to schedule themselves based on their availability.

  • Members are expected to attend department trainings which are held on Wednesday evenings.

  • Members must maintain their medical certification by obtaining the required number of CEU hours to recertify every two years.

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.