Provo Fire & Rescue
New recruits should be prepared for a strenuous, demanding, exhaustive, stressful, and very rewarding career.
Requires a high level of physical fitness, energy, stamina, mobility, balance, and hand-eye coordination, including crawling, jumping, pulling, pushing, heavy lifting, running and more.
Is a career with us the right choice? A career at Provo Fire & Rescue can be both challenging and satisfying. Please visit one of our five fire stations and talk with our firefighters.
Schedule, pay and benefits After completing recruit training, new Firefighter/Paramedics are assigned to a Platoon. They work a 48/96 hour schedule, two 24-hour shifts. The current beginning salary range for a Firefighter/Paramedic is $1,732.68-$2,388.53 biweekly (range 26) with a 14-step yearly merit increase (2.5%). Firefighters receive a full benefits package including: medical, dental, life, and LTD insurance, retirement, employee assistance and wellness programs, and sick, vacation, and holiday leaves. Optional plans available include: reimbursable medical and child care accounts, vision and AD&D insurance, and deferred compensation (457 & 401k) plans.
This Is The Job For YouProvo Fire & Rescue Firefighters respond to emergency and fire scenes; search for and rescue victims from buildings, vehicles, mountains, etc; participate in post-emergency salvage operations and cleanup; assist in pre-fire planning; maintain firefighting equipment; perform station and grounds maintenance work, participate in drill and training sessions; conduct station tours and assist in public education.
Promotional OpportunitiesAs one gains experience, further knowledge and training, there are opportunities for advancement. Promotion to higher ranks is by competitive examination. Firefighters may become members of a special team: SRT, Haz-Mat, Training, EMS, etc. Promotional examinations can lead to the rank of Captain, Battalion Chief, and Deputy Chief.