Why Idaho Falls Fire Department?

From the city, to the county, desert, ice-packed rivers and backcountry terrain, our highly trained personnel tackle the worst of circumstances to protect the lives and property of our community and region. 

The Idaho Falls Fire Department is one of the largest combined fire and EMS departments in the state of Idaho. There are 125 full-time personnel working across six stations. All firefighters are cross-trained as either EMTs or paramedics and hold additional credentials for specialty teams, such as swift water rescue, search and rescue, hazardous materials, and all-hazards incident management. 

We typically hold one to two recruit academies per year. We encourage you to sign up for job alerts and take measures to prepare for a career with IFFD. 

Below is an outline of the hiring process as well as steps you can take now to prepare for when we do have an opening:  

  1. Sign-up to receive Job Alerts from our Human Resources Department.
  2. Set up an account with Public Safety Testing (PST) and take the written exam. 
  3. When we do have an opening, we will take the top 60 scoring candidates from PST to take the physical agility test, which is a pass/fail process. (See You Tube videos to get an idea of what is involved with this test.)
  4. Candidates who pass the physical agility test will move on to interviews with IFFD staff and Union representatives.
  5. The final candidates will then be interviewed by the Administrative Chiefs.    

Watch this video for a glimpse into the department, city and region!

IFFD Recruit Video Thumbnail Opens in new window