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How To Become a Firefighter Trainee or Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee

 

**PLEASE NOTE DATE CHANGES BELOW!**

What are the dates for the next LFR hiring opportunity?

The City County Personnel Department will be accepting applications for Firefighter Trainee and Firefighter/Paramedic Trainee January 20 January 10 (after 4:30 p.m.) - January 31 January 24, 2014 ONLY.

Previous years applications do not count towards this years process. Please reapply.


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The written test is tentatively scheduled for Monday, February 17, 2014. February 10, 2014 Tuesday, February 11, 2014 at the Cornhusker Hotel.

The ability test will tentatively be the week of March 10, 2014 March 3, 2014, location to be announced, for those who qualify.

The oral interviews will be scheduled for those who qualify.

If you have any questions, please phone the City/County Personnel Department, Employment Office at (402) 441-7597 or send an e-mail to: jobs@lincoln.ne.gov and someone will be happy to help you.

How should I prepare to be a Firefighter or Firefighter/Paramedic?
  1. Find out as much as you can about Lincoln Fire & Rescue. What do they do? What are the minimum requirements? Talk to firefighters about their job and training.

  2. Prepare yourself physically. For example, run, stretch, lift weights, carry things up and down stairs, and practice the physical ability test. Push yourself so you are prepared.

  3. Prepare yourself for the interviews. Practice interviews. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself, your education, and your past experience/jobs.

  4. Do volunteer work, such as with the Red Cross First Aid Team, at community centers, schools, volunteer fire departments, athletic teams, etc. Play on athletic teams. Any activitiy you do is a plus.

  5. Increase your education...in any field. Post high school education in fire science, a current EMT-B Certification, Fire Fighter I Certification, or a Paramedic National Certification is desired.

  6. The YWCA provides an ongoing pre-application preparation and assistance program and may be contacted at 434-3494 for details.

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