Call Company Firefighter - Town of Scarborough

The Town of Scarborough Fire Department is seeking applicants for the Call Company. This is skilled firefighting and emergency medical work consisting of combating, extinguishing, and preventing fires. Duties include responding to a wide range of fire suppression and medical emergencies in a community encompassing 54 square miles with a year round population of approximately 20,000, and a population that is significantly higher in the summer months. The department's annual call volume is approximately 4,000 calls for service per year. Work involves training for and participating in duties of protecting life and property through performing firefighting and rescue activities. Work is generally performed as a member of a team. Employees in this class participate in the performance of potentially hazardous tasks under emergency conditions which may require strenuous exertion. Although firefighting and rescue work are the most difficult areas of the position, a significant portion of time is spent training and studying methods and techniques in routine station maintenance, equipment maintenance, and in varied department duties. Specific orders and assignments are given by a superior officer, both in fighting fires and at the fire station. Work performance requires initiative and a thorough understanding of firefighting methods as learned on the job and in training.

Position requirements: Must reside within the Town of Scarborough or in a neighboring community within one (1) mile of the Scarborough town line. Must be at least 18 years of age. Must have a high school diploma, GED, or currently be enrolled in a secondary education program. Must hold and maintain a valid Maine driver's license. Must pass a post-offer comprehensive physical exam as outlined in department's standards. Must exert in excess of 100 pounds of force occasionally and/or in excess of 50 pounds of force frequently. The person filling this position must be mature, honest, compassionate, able to work well with others, and willing and able to interact positively with the public. The candidate must be prepared to respond to Fire and EMS calls in all types of weather, day or night. Due to the geography of the community the candidate must be prepared for emergencies on/in the ocean, highways, residential neighborhoods, industrial areas, as well as agricultural settings.

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Applications must be received by Sunday, June 25, 2023. For additional information call 207.730.4025 or email

-Equal Opportunity Employer-

Scarborough is a diverse community with a commitment to the quality of life and the environment. Scarborough offers lovely sandy beaches and the rocky coastline made famous by a local artist, Winslow Homer. The largest saltwater marsh in Maine is located within our boundaries along with Rachel Carson Wildlife lands. We also have a balance with our commercial businesses. We are a suburban community that offers open spaces, parks and recreational areas for our residents and visitors.

Scarborough is conveniently located in Cumberland County in southern Maine, approximately 7 miles south of the City of Portland. It is just a short drive to Portland and the Maine Mall with easy access to the Maine Turnpike, Portland Jetport and now passenger rail service to Boston and points south. The Scarborough Town Hall is located at 259 U.S. Route 1, just south of the junction of Rt. 1 and Black Point Road/Gorham Road.

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