DeKalb Fire Rescue is recruiting

April 19, 20172min2140
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The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is seeking qualified applicants for the position of fire recruit and firefighter.

Applications are currently being accepted through April 30 and interested candidates must complete and submit the online application by visiting

Minimum requirements include a high school diploma or GED, supplemented by one year of work experience in any field that shows an ability to maintain steady employment preferred; or any equivalent combination of education, training and experience which provides the requisite knowledge, skills and abilities for this job.

The starting salary for fire recruits is $36,555 and for firefighters is $38,151. Benefits include flexible schedules, medical and dental insurance, tuition reimbursement, pension, deferred compensation plan, paid vacation and sick days, and opportunities for career advancement.

The DeKalb County Fire Rescue Department is a modern, all-hazards organization that responds to calls for fire suppression and emergency medical services from the nearly 735,000 residents of DeKalb County.

The department provides coverage across 260 square miles of DeKalb County including all unincorporated areas as well as the cities of Avondale Estates, Brookhaven, Chamblee, Clarkston, Doraville, Dunwoody, Lithonia, Pine Lake, Stone Mountain, Stonecrest and Tucker. This is achieved by operating 26 strategically located fire stations throughout the community.

For more information, visit, email or call 678-406-7778.

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