Entry-Level Firefighter

There is no firefighting testing date scheduled at this time. Applications submitted during this time will be placed on file. When a testing date has been determined you will be notified by mail and/or email.

Fire testing is administered through the City Clerk's Office and all questions should be directed to 618-457-3281.

Qualifications to apply:

  • No prior training or experience in the position of firefighter is required or expected
  • Applicants for examination must be citizens of the United States
  • Applicants must be at least 21 years of age and not over 34 years of age
  • Must possess a high school diploma or GED certificate
  • Live within a 9-mile radius of Carbondale within six months of hire date as prescribed by Carbondale Revised Code, Title 1, Section 4-16
  • Comply with the City nepotism ordinance and all other City ordinances