Recruitment/Employment

Would you like to join the Crete Fire Department?

Are you:
  • Interested in a challenging and personally rewarding opportunity?
  • Do you have a passion for helping people?
  • Are you looking to give back to your community?

If you have answered yes to any of the above questions, a job with the Crete Fire Department may be for you. The Crete Fire Department is looking for highly motivated individuals for our paid-on-call staff. As a paid-on-call fire fighter for the Department, you will be responsible for responding to emergency calls, providing fire suppression and emergency services to the residents of Crete.

The job requires specialized training, mechanical aptitude, endurance, strength, courage, dependability, and selflessness. This is a job that puts you in the public eye and requires positive interaction with the citizens who need our services. Being a public servant (a firefighter) is one of the lost rewarding professions. Below are just a few of the things we do here at the Crete Fire Department.

  • Fire Protection
  • Emergency Medical Services
  • Fire Prevention & Inspection
  • Technical Rescue
  • Public Education
  • Community Service

How do you join?

Embark on a demanding and very satisfying career as a member of the Crete Fire Department; you will be competing against others for a limited number of openings. The Crete Fire Department is constantly seeking applicants for "paid-on-call" firefighters and reviews applications when there are openings in the paid-on-call division. The hiring process is as follows:

  • Application
  • Interview
  • Background Check
  • Physical
  • Approval from Fire Chief
  • Fire Fighter II Academy
  • EMT-B Program
  • Six months - one year probation period

Minimum Requirements:

  • 18 years old
  • US citizen
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver's license

Strongly Desired Traits:

  • Ability to listen
  • Ability to work under extreme conditions
  • Selflessness
  • Courage
  • Excellent work ethics

For more information contact:
Crete Fire Department
Email: cfdrrc@villageofcrete.org
(708) 672-2727 (Station #1)