JOB TITLE: Full-Time Firefighter

The City of Columbus Fire Department is seeking motivated individuals who are interested in a career in Firefighting

Application Period- TBD (Currently Closed for 2024)

2024 Firefighter Salary: $66,031.00 – $89,600.00

  • Paramedic Pay………….$3,000.00 per year*
  • Clothing Allowance ….$900.00 per year
  • College Incentive Pay…up to $2850.00 annually
  • Military Service Incentive Pay… up to $1,424.00 annually
  • Hazardous Materials Team Pay…$500 annually
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Wellness Program and Health Programs
  • Workout/Fitness Rooms at Each Station
  • Employees and Dependents Covered by City Health Insurance Can Utilize Employer Health Partners at Nexus Park and Receive Medical Care with No Co-Pay
  • Paid Vacation and Paid Holidays
  • 20 Year Retirement Eligibility– 52% of First-Class Firefighter Salary (Maximum of 76% at 32 Years of Service) City Pays 50% of Employee’s Share in Addition to City’s Cost

Requirements for Employment:

  • Must be a United States citizen
  • Have a high school diploma or equivalent
  • A valid Driver’s License
  • Must successfully complete all phases of the hiring process to be considered for employment
  • Must be at least 21 years old and not older than 40 years old when sworn-in
  • Must have active CPAT card present at the written test

Firefighter Application