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Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic or Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic Student - Original Appointment

Join Our Team!  The City of Franklin is in the midst of rapid growth and development to include construction of brand-new schools, downtown revitalization and development, and a waterfront beautification project. The fire department is growing with it!!

Compensation & Benefits:  Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic: Pay Rate: $67,218.84 - $72,455.12 / Full-time Firefighter/Paramedic Students: Pay Rate: $57,462.60 - $62,836.80 + 10% Pension Pick-Up. + competitive benefits package including health, dental, optical and life insurance, and generous paid time off. An additional bonus of $1.00 for each hour worked is available through October 11, 2024, for Paramedics. 

Paramedic take home pay with bonus and pension pick-up is equivalent to $76,972.32 - $82,732.36 annually.
Paramedic Student take home pay with pension pick-up is equivalent to $63,208.86 - $69,120.48 annually.

Qualifications: Must possess a certificate under ORC 4765.55 evidencing satisfactory completion of a firefighter training program and a valid certificate issued under ORC 4765.30 to practice as a Paramedic or currently attending a Paramedic program. Candidates must also be at least 18 years of age, have a High School Diploma or GED and must possess a valid Ohio Driver’s License. Current students encouraged to apply.

Application Process:
  1. STEP 1: Completed applications, resumes, accompanying certifications, written test results, and proof of satisfactory physical ability test results will be accepted through Friday, June 21, 2024.  Applications are available at Franklin City Municipal Building and online. Completed applications will be accepted at the City Building or by email at cchibis@franklinohio.org.
  2. STEP 2: Written Test. Schedule a Written [Electronic] Test at www.nationaltestingnetwork.com or Submit Test Scores for test taken between June 21, 2023  - June 21, 2024. 
  3. STEP 3: Physical Agility  Test. If you possess a valid CPAT or Firefighter Mile certificate issued no earlier than April 24, 2023, from a licensed CPAT or NTN provider, that certificate will be accepted in lieu of completing the Physical Agility Test.  Testing for internal candidates requires oversite by the Franklin Civil Service Commission.  If you submit proof of completion of the Firefighter Mile or CPAT, you do not have to attend the testing dates provided below.

MORNING TESTING OPPORTUNITES: Monday, June 17, 2024, 8:00 AM
EVENING TESTING OPPORTUNITIES: Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 7:00 PM
Call the on duty battalion at 937-746-4542 Ext. 1610 to schedule Firefighter Mile Testing at least 24-hours BEFORE reporting for Firefighter Mile Exam.