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Fall 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.

  • Interviews will be held in August 2022 and successful applicants will begin their recruit academy in October 2022.

  • Applications must be submitted by August 15, 2022 for consideration.

  • Please carefully read the information about our hiring process, membership requirements, and ride alongs prior to submitting an application. That information can be found below on this page.

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:

  • Firefighter 1&2

  • Hazardous Materials Operations

  • Kansas EMT

  • BLS CPR for Healthcare Providers

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:

  • New members must successfully complete a recruit academy program that consists of a half day of training every Saturday for eight consecutive weeks. Upon completion of the recruit academy, members have six months to complete their "Probationary Task Book". New members have two years from date of hire to obtain their Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications along with HazMat Operations and EMT-B. Tuition assistance is available.

  • Provide a minimum of 36 hours of scheduled coverage each month. Members residing within the city limits of Eudora are permitted 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 attend a minimum of one business meeting and three trainings per quarter to maintain member in good standing status.

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

  • Members must conduct themselves appropriately and follow all applicable department SOGs and city policies. They must also maintain an acceptable driving record as evaluated by the department's insurance carrier.

  • These requirements are subject to periodic review and modification.

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.