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Deadline Approaching To Apply For Fort Wayne Fire Department Firefighter Positions

The Fort Wayne Fire Department is now accepting applications for firefighter positions, but only until 4 p.m. EST March 8, 2019. Late applications will not be accepted.

Classes will start in August, 2019 and those who graduate will begin employment at their assigned fire station by Christmas, 2019. Firefighter recruits will be paid during their training session and health insurance will be offered.

FWFD Firefighter Tiered Salary:

First year probationary: $46,007 per year; $1,770 bi-weekly pay

Second year Apprentice: $48,713 per year; $1,873 bi-weekly pay

Third year Apprentice: $51,420 per year; $1,980 bi-weekly pay

Journeyman Firefighter: $54,126 per year; $2,080 bi-weekly pay

The FWFD is expected to hire 15 – 25 firefighters. Information and instructions relating to the hiring process are available at

Applications are available online only. Access to the Internet and to computer terminals may be found at the City of Fort Wayne Human Resource Department’s Job Kiosk between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Citizens Square 200 East Berry Street, Suite 370 Fort Wayne, IN. Local libraries also have Internet access. Check with your local library branch for their individual hours.

Applicants who successfully submit an application by the deadline will be notified of next steps. For more information, please visit or contact the City of Fort Wayne Human Resources Office at 260-427-1180.