Firefighter/EMT - City of Bangor Fire Department

The City of Bangor, Maine Fire Department is accepting applications to fill future openings for Firefighter/EMT positions.

Requirements include the following: possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, and possess a Maine or National Registry EMT license (Paramedic preferred) at time of interview. Applicants will undergo an extensive evaluation including written fire & medical exams, practical medical knowledge test, and a Bangor Fire Department physical ability test. Applicants who present a valid (within last 6 months) IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Ability Test card will be excused from physical ability test. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check and psychological evaluation.

Bangor firefighters work an attractive two (2) 24 hour shifts a week and have a highly competitive wage package. Starting salary: $792.96, plus additional pay for EMT-A or EMT-P certification. Retirement options include Maine Public Employees Retirement System plan 3C (2/3rd of average final compensation after 25 years with no age minimum), or an ICMA-RC 401(a). Candidates with current career Fire or EMS service with at least 3 years experience may enter the pay scale at step 3 ($1,005.03/week) of the current CBA.

Applicants must complete a firefighter application which is available at the Human Resources Office, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 or the website Applications, cover letter, resumes and a copy of current EMS license must be emailed to

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