!!!!!!!!!!!!!Attention all ARKANSAS FIRE DEPARTMENTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!

The Act 833 applications will be submitted using the online format only beginning this year (2024). Paper applications will no longer be accepted.

If you have any questions, please contact:
Louis Eckelhoff
Fire & EMS Coordinator
Fire Protection Services
Division of Emergency Management
Department of Public Safety
P: 501.683.6781
F: 501.683.7890
Bldg 9501, Camp Joseph T Robinson
North Little Rock, AR 72199

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Jobs & opportunities

Jonesboro Fire Department is hiring for Firefighters.

Minimum starting pay is $44,676.

The City of Jonesboro’s Civil Service Commission will be testing for the position of firefighter for the Jonesboro Fire Department.  Written exams will be held on Wednesday April 17, 2024 at 6:00 P.M. at St. Bernards Auditorium located at 505 East Washington Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72401.

Individuals who pass the written exam with a minimum score of 70% will be required to pass a physical agility test that will be held on Saturday April 20, 2024 at 8:00 A.M. at Fire Station 1, 3215 East Johnson Ave. Jonesboro, AR 72405.  Applicants should wear suitable shoes and clothing.

* Picture I.D. will be checked prior to the written exam and the physical agility test.

* Extra points are given for having EMT, Firefighter II and Active or Honorable Discharged Military Service, documents must be attached to application to receive the points. 

 Persons interested in a firefighter position must meet these minimum qualifications:

  • Be a United States Citizen
  • Have High School Diploma or GED
  • Have arrived at the minimum age of 18 at the time of testing.
  • Have not reached the maximum age of 35 at the time of hiring but exceptions available for experience as a paid firefighter.  
  • Have No Felony Convictions
  • Have Valid Driver’s License

Applications can be completed online at the City of Jonesboro website ( or filled out at 300 S Church St. Ste. 100, Human Resources Department.

Applications must be received by 5:00 P.M., Friday, March 29, 2024.

Please Have the Following Items Ready Before You Start the Application Process or You Will Not Be Able to Complete the Application!!!!!!!!!!

The following items must be turned in with your Applications in order to test.

  • Résumé
  • Copy of your High School Diploma or GED
  • Copy of your current Driver’s License
  • Documentation if you have any of the following- EMT, Firefighter II or Active/Honorable Discharged Military Service.

Candidates who pass the written exam and the physical agility test will be subject to an oral interview, drug screen, medical exam and a comprehensive background check including a polygraph test as positions become available.  Applicants will be notified.

The City of Jonesboro is an equal opportunity employer and strongly encourages qualified minorities to apply.


Crosett Fire Department Now Hiring

Bryant Fire Department Now Hiring

We are accepting applications for Firefighter/EMT. If you want a career where you matter and what you do matters, come check us out. No experience is required and we provide firefighter and EMT training. You can apply online at 

An application must be completed and submitted to be considered for this position. You must be at least 18 years old to apply and no prior experience is required. Applications will be accepted now through 5:00 pm on September 29, 2023.

Gravette Fire Department Now Hiring

We are accepting applications for the position of firefighter/EMT. Come by Gravette Station 1 or Learn more at

Paragould Fire Department Now Hiring

Paragould Fire Department is accepting applications. Scan the QR code on the flier for direct access to the webpage with all necessary information and requirements to apply for this job. Successful applicants will be notified of testing dates.

West Memphis Fire Department Now Hiring

#westmemphisfire is an “all hazards” (fire, rescue, EMS, HAZMAT, and tech rescue) ISO Class 1 fire department serving 27,000 residents at the intersection of I-40 and I-55 at the Arkansas-Tennessee border. Five fire stations, newly constructed four-story training facility, 48/96 schedule, and some of the best pay scales and promotional possibilities in the Mid-South.

We are a young, motivated, and rapidly changing department with LOTS of opportunities for hands-on training, IFSAC certification courses, special operations (SORT), etc.

Like to fight fire? We average 5-8 structural fires a month year for year.

Want to cut some cars? We serve the pinch point of the busiest north-south and east-west interstate highways as they cross the Mississippi River.

EMS your passion? Our Units are 100% ALS ambulances that are exclusively 911 response with dual-role personnel… and 15 minute access to some of the finest trauma, heart, brain, burn, and OB centers in America.

If you have a passion for Serving others – TRULY care for the people under your watch – and want to work in a growing, vibrant, exciting city… why not come join us?

Apps are accepted through Friday, September 29, with the AGILITY TEST Saturday, September 30 (“rain date” the following Saturday, October 7).

Our applications can be found here:

Feel free to reach out to me with any questions, would love to tell you about the West Memphis Fire Department.

– Robert Mabe, Division Chief of Training

forrest city fire department hiring full time firefighter

The Forrest City Fire Department will be accepting applications for the following open positions: Full-time Firefighter. Candidates will be subject to the following hiring process:

  • an application submission
  • a background check
  • a Firefighter Entrance Agility Test course
  • a panel interview
  • if applicable, a fit-for-duty physical examination and drug screening

Candidates must successfully pass each portion to continue in the hiring process. Instructions for each process will be provided to candidates prior to the event. Applications must be fully completed, signed, and be notarized, where indicated, to be accepted for consideration.

Applications are available at the Forrest City City Hall, Forrest City Fire Department, station 1, and Arkansas Workforce Center on Eldridge Road. Applications can also be accessed on the Forrest City Fire Department Facebook page and can be emailed by submitting a request to

Completed applications, with all supporting documentation, will be accepted at the Forrest City Hall until 9 AM on Friday September 23, 2022. Candidates that pass the application and background process will be invited to participated in the FEATS course at 9:30 AM on Saturday, October 1, 2022.

Minimum Candidate Requirements Include:

  • Must be a US Citizen
  • Must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Must have a valid Arkansas driver’s license
  • Must have a High School diploma or equivalent
  • Must be medically, mentally, and physically able to perform duties of a firefighter/first responder
  • Must NOT have any felony conviction
  • Must be able to pass a physical ability test, background check and drug test

Preferred Candidate Requirements Include:

  • Prior training in the following areas: fire suppression, emergency medical, special rescue, hazardous materials, etc
  • Emergency Medical Responder – recognized by the Arkansas Fire Training Academy
  • Firefighter 1 and/or 2 certified – recognized by the Arkansas Fire Training Academy
  • Emergency Medical Technician: Basic – licensed by Arkansas Department of Health

Full-time firefighters at Forrest City Fire Department are expected to successfully complete the following training curriculums in the time periods indicated (unless already have current certifications):

Emergency Medical Responder: Within first year
AFTA’s Firefighters Standards – FFI, FFII: Within first year
Emergency Medical Technician – MREMT: Within second year
AFTA’s Driver Operator: Within third year

Work Schedule:

  • 24 hours on/48 hours off
  • work 10 shifts per month

Salary and Specialty Pay:

  • First year starting pay $37, 492.80
  • Second year pay: $41,767.44
  • Paid vacation
  • Paid sick leave
  • Holiday pay
  • Overtime Opportunities
  • Certificate Pay Available
  • Educational Pay Available
  • Percentage Bonus Available


  • LOPFI Pension Retirement Plan
  • Medical Insurance
  • Dental Insurance
  • Vision Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Uniform Allowance
  • Tuition Assistance at EACC