Employment

NOW HIRING PART-TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS!
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PART-TIME APPLICATIONS ARE DUE JUNE 1st!

 

We are actively searching for men and women who are interested in running on one of Northwest Ohio's most progressive departments.

Are you motivated? Dedicated? Are you looking for a rewarding side job? Are you willing to reach new levels of personal growth? Interested in joining a great team?

If you answered yes to these questions, the Northwood Fire and Rescue Department has an opportunity perfect for you.

How are we one of Northwest Ohio's Most Progressive departments? Besides having a department that is staffed 24/7 to provide fast and efficient service to those who call, our City has provided our department with the most up-to-date equipment. Over the last couple of years, we have place into service a new medic unit, a new fire engine, two new staff cars, new water and ice rescue equipment, and invested thousands of dollars into training resources. We are active in the community by participating in and sponsoring a multitude community events including the City's Fall Fest and Safety Town. 

PAID-ON-CALL FIREFIGHTERS:

The Northwood Fire and Rescue Department is always looking for paid-on-call Firefighter/EMTs. We will provide and pay for all of the necessary training. After acquiring the necessary certifications and completing a probationary period, employees may also be eligible for a Part-Time status with the NFRD. We require annual physical agility testing and medical evaluations, provided by the City to ensure our employees are healthy and fit for the job.

Paid-On-Call Firefighter General Requirements:

*We are always accepting applicants for Paid-On-Call under the following requirements...

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED
  • Must be a resident of the City of Northwood
  • Must pass a Background Check
  • Must pass an NFPA 1582 Medical Physical
  • Must pass a Physical Agility Test
  • Must obtain Ohio Volunteer Firefighter Certification within the first year of employment 
  • Must obtain Ohio Basic Emergency Medical Technician Certification within 2nd year of employment 
  • Must obtain Ohio Firefighter I Certification within the 2nd year of employment
  • Must attend weekly training

PART-TIME FIREFIGHTER/PARAMEDICS:

The Northwood Fire and Rescue Department is now hiring part-time Firefighter/Paramedics. You must already hold the Paramedic card and be at least Firefighter I certified. In addition to the pre-employment requirements listed below, we require annual physical agility testing and medical evaluations, provided by the City to ensure our employees are healthy and fit for the job. You do not need to be a City resident to join our Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic program. Our Part-Time Firefighters work scheduled shifts based on availability, are scheduled before the beginning of each month, and our shifts run 0800x2000 and 2000x0800. Shifts generally will be staffed by one Firefighter/Paramedic and one Firefighter/EMT in either 12 or 24 hour increments. For information about our run volumes, see this page. 

View the official job posting here.

Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic General Requirements:

***Job Posting for the Part-Time Firefighter/Paramedic closes June 1st. Apply soon! 

  • Must be 18 years of age and hold a HS Diploma or GED
  • Must pass an FBI/BCI Background Check
  • Must pass a reference/employment verification
  • Must pass a fire/EMS knowledge exam
  • Must pass a NFPA 1582 Medical Physical
  • Must pass a Physical Agility Test or hold a current Firefighter Mile
  • Must be insurable by the City's Insurance Carrier
  • State of Ohio Firefighter I or II Certification
  • State of Ohio Paramedic Certification

Applications can be filled out using following the link below.

City of Northwood Application for Fire Department Employment

For more information, please contact the Fire Chief at 419-690-1647 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.