FIREFIGHTER TRAINING : RECRUITMENT & RETENTION RESIDENT INTERN PROGRAM
We are offering a premiere opportunity for men and women seeking a career in the fire service industry. Our program will immerse interns into the lifestyle of a firefighter, allowing them to develop top-level emergency service skills and certifications including partial tuition assistance towards Associates in Science in Fire Service Administration Degree. MCFPD will prepare its students for a professional career through outstanding training, education and real world experience.
Upon entering the program, our intern firefighters will be assigned dorm style room they will share with other interns at the MCFPD main or outlying stations. Recruits will immediately be assigned to a Shift and Shift Commander. Recruits will respond to all emergencies with their assigned Shift Commander and Firefighter during their assigned duty schedule, giving them a one-of-a-kind hands-on experience before becoming a professional firefighter. In addition to free housing the District will pay tuition and tuition travel expenses for the intern to obtain their Firefighter I & II, EMT-B license and Fire Service Instructor I, Investigator, Inspector, Driver/Operator and Fire Officer I and II through University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute Summer and Winter Fire Schools. In addition the interns will have the opportunity to apply those and receive their Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration Degree through Columbia College.
- The applicant must be at least 18 years of age or older.
- The applicant must possess a current and valid State issued Vehicle Operator's or Chauffeur's license or greater (CDL). Must be able to obtain Missouri license within 30 days.
- The applicant must have a satisfactory driving record. This will be determined by the operator's record check, background check and personal observation.
- IFSAC Firefighter I & II Certifications preferred but not mandatory.
- The applicant must past the physical agility testing performed by Mid-County Fire Protection District during the application process.
- The applicant shall be qualified to operate all District Apparatus at their assigned station in accordance with all applicable District policies and procedures.
- The applicant must be willing to follow the guidelines set forth in the recruitment and Retention Resident Rules and Regulations.
CANDIDATE PHYSICAL AGILITY TESTING
The job of firefighter is one of the most physically demanding jobs. Firefighting requires high levels of cardiopulmonary endurance, muscular strength and muscular endurance. The Skill Drills consists of 11 Stations that simulate actual job duties on the fire ground. This test is physically demanding and requires that you be physically fit to be successful. The stations consist of:
• Hose Drag
• Ladder Hoist
• Ladder Climb with Hose Pack
• 5 inch Hose Pull
• High Rise Stair Climb
• Blind Crawl
• Hose Coupling
• Pike Pole Drill
• Equipment Lift
• Dummy Drag
In addition to free housing, the District will pay partial tuition and tuition travel expenses for the intern to obtain their Firefighter I & II, EMT-B license and Fire Service Instructor I, Investigator, Inspector, Driver/Operator and Fire Officer I through University of Missouri Fire and Rescue Training Institute Summer and Winter Fire Schools. In addition, the interns will have the opportunity for partial tuition assistants towards their Associate in Science in Fire Service Administration Degree through Columbia College.
Firefighter Applications must be completed and returned to the Recruitment and Retention Coordinator via e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org) along with a copy of your High School Diploma or GED and valid Driver’s License. In addition, a background check form must be completed and returned to the same e-mail address. In-complete and/or missing documents will not be accepted. These forms are located on our Permits/Forms page.
If you are interested in joining our team to protect, educate and serve our community, please take a moment to apply for membership. You can apply online or download an application and drop it off at Station 1 or mail it to us.
For more information feel free to contact us by phone at: 573.346.2049
On any given day, we may fight structure fires, brush fires or car fires. We may respond to gas leaks, hazardous material spills, helicopter landing zones, motor vehicle accidents, other injuries, illnesses and accidents.
To qualify for the position of a volunteer firefighter, an individual must:
- be at least 18-years-old
- have a high school diploma or GED
- meet the active membership requirements of MCFPD
- successfully complete required probation or training needs
- all protective gear and pagers
- company and state-sponsored training
- social/organizational benefits
First Responder and Emergency Medical Technician
The Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) is a basic course designed to provide training to prepare an individual to function independently in a medical emergency. This provides the basic knowledge and skills needed to provide basic life support care.