Position Detail:

Pompano Beach Fire Rescue
120 SW 3 Street
Pompano Beach, FL 33061

Broward County

954-786-4347 - fax

Hiring Information:

Position: Firefighter/Paramedic
Last Filing Date:  September 6, 2022

Special Instructions:  

open until filled


Starting salary is $57,633 annually which includes EMT pay. Upon completion of the City of Pompano Beach?s paramedic training program, salary increases to $63,045 annually.




Vacation: 11 shifts (1-5 years of service), 13 shifts (6-13 years of service), 16 shifts (14+ years of service)
Sick Leave: 6 shifts annually
Promotional Opportunities
Pension Plan (including DROP)
Disability Benefits
Medical Insurance: The city provides free employee coverage, and pays 50% of dependent coverage
Voluntary Employees` Beneficiary Association (VEBA) trusts
Tuition Reimbursement, Uniforms, Credit Union
Tax Deferred Savings Plan (ICMA)
The sixth largest city in metropolitan Broward County, Pompano Beach has a permanent population of about 101,000; seasonal residents are estimated to increase the population to 150,000.

The Pompano Beach Fire/Rescue Department, which achieved the prestigious distinction as an ISO Class 1 department, offers its residents a full complement of firefighting and emergency medical services, including ambulance service. The Department`s 249+ employees (200+ combat personnel) are assigned to six stations located throughout the city. Firefighters work a 24-hour shift with one shift on duty and two consecutive days off duty. Specialty units include a Fire Prevention Bureau and a Training Unit. The Department also has an Ocean Rescue division.


The salary range for Firefighters is $57,633 - $87,717 annually which includes EMT pay. Upon completion of the City of Pompano Beach?s paramedic training program, salary increases to $63,045 - $95,954 annually. Educational incentive pay, as required by the State, is also paid for completion of Associate`s and Bachelor`s degrees. Firefighters are eligible for merit increases annually until reaching the maximum of the pay grade.


Applications must be fully completed and all required copies and notarizations are to be done prior to submission of application. Incomplete applications will be disqualified. Select qualified applicants will be scheduled for an oral panel interview. Candidates selected to advance in the recruitment process will proceed to a polygraph exam and a background investigation. Passage of each component does not guarantee an employment offer will be extended. If an offer of employment is made, it is conditional upon successful completion of a psychological evaluation, medical examination and a drug screening.

Required Documents:
Please upload copies of your:
I understand that I must upload/attach copies of my:
>Notarized non-user of tobacco affidavit. Click here (Download PDF reader) to access affidavit.
>Florida Firefighter certification
>Florida Paramedic certification
>PAT or CPAT card
>EVOC certification
>DD-214, if applicable
>High school diploma or GED
>College diploma, if applicable
Typical Qualifications
Required at the time of application:

At least 18 years of age
High School diploma or equivalent
Florida Certified Firefighter
Florida Certified Paramedic
Exception 1: a currently licensed Florida EMT enrolled in a Florida Paramedic training program within three months of graduation. Florida Paramedic licensure must be obtained within 120 days from the date of hire.
Exception 2: possess a National Registry Paramedic certification (NREMT-P). Florida Paramedic licensure must be obtained within 120 days from the date of hire.
Broward, Palm Beach, or City of Coral Springs Fire Academy Physical Ability Test Card or Candidate Physical Ability Test, or IAFF licensed Candidate Physical Ability Test administered through the National Testing Network (issued within the last year)
Valid Florida driver`s license with an acceptable driving record and meet the following driving history requirements:
have not accrued 12 points within 36 months or 18 points within 48 months
have not been convicted on alcohol/drug related offenses within 36 months
have not been convicted of two alcohol/drug related offenses within 10 years
have not had a suspension, revocation, or restriction due to moving violations or alcohol/drug related problems, including failure to take a breath test within 36 months prior
Florida approved 16-hour Emergency Vehicle Operator`s Course (EVOC) certificate of completion
Vision must be no worse than 20/40 in one eye and 20/100 in the other eye; must be correctable to no worse than 20/20 in one eye and 20/40 in the other eye
No defect or abnormality of hearing
Must be a non-user of tobacco products for at least one year immediately preceding application (FL Statutes, Section 633.34(6))
Good character and reputation
Please be sure to keep your required certifications valid (not expired). We will not accept expired certifications.
Supplemental Information
The City of Pompano Beach is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Minority and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Starting Salary:  $57,633.00 - $87,717.00 Annually
Top Salary:   N/A
Contact:   City of Pompano Beach
100 W. Atlantic Blvd

Pompano Beach, FL 33060

Additional Department Details:

Annual Budget: $15,000,000.00
Population Served: 81,725
Number of Firefighters: N/A

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