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The Salisbury Fire Department looks for men and women with tremendous work ethic, who are team-oriented, dependable, and dedicated to helping others. Our profession is one that requires great discipline and poise. Some of the daily responsibilities can be mentally and physically strenuous, but the rewards are unparalleled.
We offer exceptional and diverse career opportunities for those seeking personal satisfaction with competitive salaries and benefits, various job assignments, unlimited opportunities for advancement, and the chance to make a real difference in the community.
Below, you will find information regarding our Hiring Process and Eligibility Requirements. We wish you the best of luck and look forward to having you join our team.
Eligibility Requirements
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Have a valid driver's license and good driving record
  • Have no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude
  • Pass zero tole rance (illegal) drug screen
  • Meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582
  • Written Exam:  Applicants who pass the written exam move to Agility Test.
  • Physical Ability Test:  Applicants are graded on a pass/fail basis.
  • Background Check:  Applicant's criminal record, credit, history of employment, and driving record are checked.
  • Applicant Interview: All eligible applicants are inerviewed from a panel.
  • Conditional Offer of Employment: .
  • Pre-Employment Medical Examination: Medical screening in accordance with NFPA 1001.
Salisbury Fire Department is a great place to learn new things, train hard, and have fun doing it. It's more than a job, it's a lifestyle. The department now has a fire academy one will attend every 5 weeks and train on everything from catching hydrants for time to size-up's and building construction. Our department offers state of the art equipment from the trucks and rescue tools to the confined space and rope rescue equipment. If you are looking for a great and challenging career in the fire service and willing to put in the hard work and time, I encourage you to consider employment with the Salisbury Fire Department.
Firefighter -  C. Kneip