The Semmes Fire-Rescue Department is seeking applicants for the position of Firefighter/EMT.  The Semmes Fire-Rescue Department is one of the busiest Fire and EMS services in Mobile County.  The Department covers 55 square miles and operates 3 BLS Engine Companies, Ladder Truck, and other specialized apparatus. With an average of over 3000 calls per year Semmes is a rapidly growing community.

SFRD field personnel work a 24-hour shift and 48 hours off for full-time employment.  We also employ part-time members that work a 24hour shift as needed. SFRD offers competitive pay with Blue Cross Medical and Dental, Vision and 457 retirement option. Personnel also receives paid holidays, vacation, and sick time.


Essential Functions

  • Respond to fire, emergency medical and trauma, hazardous material, and other emergency calls as assigned.
  • Use departmental equipment as appropriate to extinguish fires of all types in buildings, grass, terrain, automobiles, or other sites.
  • Respond to emergency medical calls as assigned for assistance to sick or injured people and administer treatment according to the state guidelines.
  • Perform daily tests and upkeep tasks to keep all equipment and apparatus in state of readiness for emergencies.
  • Perform routine equipment maintenance, such as checking fluids, hoses, and air pressure, and making corrections.
  • Participate in pre-planning fire tactics and emergency medical procedures to improve service and rescue.
  • Participate in training classes to maintain and upgrade knowledge, skills, and certification.
  • Check hydrants and test available water flows on a regular schedule and as needed; maintain records, including location and types of hydrants.
  • Perform work in accordance with all safety policies and procedures
  • Wash equipment and perform station maintenance,
  • Perform grounds maintenance, such as cutting grass, collecting debris, trimming, and watering.




  • Use computers to enter data and generate reports; and maintain necessary manual and computer records.



  • Extensive knowledge in the application of modern firefighting techniques and procedures.
  • Extensive knowledge of the principles, practices, procedures, equipment, and apparatus in the operations of the emergency medical services.
  • Considerable knowledge of the geography of the city and its buildings, street systems, and special areas requiring pre-fire knowledge or special firefighting techniques.
  • Ability to use excellent communications skills, e.g., calm individuals experiencing a medical emergency; handle abusive behavior; create public trust; give and receive information on the radio under emergency situations; and provide informational presentations about the department.
  • Ability to write clear and concise reports.
  • Ability to operate computers to enter data and generate reports.
  • Ability to do basic repairs and fabrications to maintain the operation of all fire department equipment.
  • Ability to handle high level of personal stress, and to maintain composure and control of self and the situation, under a variety of adverse conditions, including verbal and physical abuse, witnessing death and critical injuries, and experiencing risk of personal harm.
  • Ability to work as a reliable team member, and establish and maintain effective working relationships with co-workers and others outside the department, such as hospital staff and police.
  • Ability to operate any and all vehicles as assigned and qualified, including fire engines, ambulance, and all other apparatus and equipment.
  • Ability to use all apparatus and equipment as assigned, including connect and use fire hose, ladders, bars, hooks, safety belts, and rope; use power equipment, including chain saw, gas-powered circular saw, portable pump, hydraulic-powered rescue tools, portable light generator, and electric saws and drills.
  • Ability to use hand tools, such as axes, shovels, pike poles, piercing nozzle, self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), and various small hand tools.


Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be a graduate from an accredited high school, or hold a certificate of high school equivalency (GED)
  • Must possess a valid Alabama driver’s license and a driving record suitable for insurability.
  • Have no felony convictions
  • Preferred Firefighter I certification from the Alabama Fire College and Personnel Standards Commission
  • Preferred National Registry Certification for Emergency Medical Technician
  • Preferred Alabama Emergency Medical Technician license from the Alabama Department of Public Health
  • Must have current Alabama EVOC or equivalent certification
  • Must have NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800
  • Must be willing to work non-standard hours as required
  • Must be physically able to perform the essential functions of the position
  • Must pass a drug test
  • Must be able to complete physical agility test



Applications will be accepted October 5, 2018 through November 5, 2018.

Download application at Submit your completed application with a copy of your resume and any certificates you have to:

Semmes City Hall

7875 Moffett Road

Semmes AL 36575



Qualified applicants will be called to participate in a physical agility test and a structured interview.


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