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Apply for a Fire Rescue Job

Miami-Dade County only accepts applications for employment online. We recommend that all potential applicants create a candidate profile on the Miami-Dade Jobs website. Automatic notifications will be emailed to you when positions are open.

Position vacancies for Fire Fighter and other county positions are advertised through a variety of media and are always available on the Miami-Dade Jobs page.

We are currently not accepting applications.

After you apply for an advertised job opening, we are not able to provide individual status updates.

  • Eligibility & Requirements

    • Must be 18 years of age at time of application.
    • Eligible to work in the United States.
    • Meet all qualifications in the Florida State Statute Number 633.34, “Firefighters; qualifications for employment.”
    • High school diploma or acceptable GED.
    • Valid driver’s license from any state (equivalent to a State of Florida Class E) may be utilized upon application; with the ability to obtain the State of Florida driver’s license by hire date.
    • Must possess and maintain State of Florida Certification for Firefighter and Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) or Paramedic.
    • Must have successfully completed the CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test).
    • Must possess and maintain valid Cardio-pulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) cards from American Red Cross or Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support (ACLS) certified by the American Heart Association.
    • Must have documentation attesting to successful completion of an Emergency Vehicle Operator Course (EVOC), or reasonable equivalent as approved by the Florida Department of Health Bureau of Emergency Medical Services.
    • Must be able to meet Miami-Dade Fire Rescue (MDFR) departmental physical standards.
    • Must successfully complete all swimming requirements and pass the MDFR swim evaluation within six (6) months of obtaining probationary status.
    • Have not been convicted of driving under the influence of alcohol or controlled substances, nor had a driver license suspended under the point system provided for in Florida Statute, Chapter 322, within the past 3 years. [F.S. 401.281(d)]
    • Have not been convicted of 4 traffic violations in the preceding 36 months from the date of application in Florida or any other state.
    • No pending felony charges or pending misdemeanor charges that are directly related to the position sought.
    • All required certifications listed above and any other certifications, which may be required by the State of Florida or MDFR, must be maintained throughout the term of employment to retain this classification.
    • Must be a nonuser of tobacco or tobacco products for at least 1 year immediately preceding application, as evidenced by the sworn affidavit of the applicant. [F.S. 633.34(6)]
    • Must submit fingerprints to be processed by the FDLE and the FBI.
    • Must be able to work variable shifts, including shifts that require 24 hours of consecutive duty.
  • Preferences

    Preference will be given to qualifying U.S. Veterans, and qualified graduates of the Miami-Dade County Academy of Fire Rescue (MDCAFR) with EMT and State of Florida Firefighter II certifications, in accordance with Resolution R-480-07. Preference may also be given to certified State of Florida Firefighter II, EMT, and/or State of Florida Paramedic (EMT-P).  State of Florida Firefighter, EMT, and EMT-P certification numbers should be entered in the online application under Licenses and Certification Sections.

  • Examinations

    • Audio/Written Screening Test (AWST)
    • Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)
    • Medical Examination & Stress Test
    • Background Check
    • Psychological Evaluation

Phone Number(s)

Mail / Email

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Fire Rescue
Dave Downey, Fire Chief

R. David Paulison Fire Rescue Headquarters
9300 NW 41st Street, Miami, FL 33178-2414