Fire Department Career Opportunities

June Marshall

(765) 983-7541

Business Manager

Richmond Fire Department is currently accepting applications.

Richmond Fire Department is currently accepting applications.

Full-Time Firefighter Info

Some of the basic qualifications and selection procedures consist of, but are not limited to, the following: 

In order to be eligible for appointment to the Richmond Fire Department, an applicant must be a resident citizen of the United States.  You must be a resident of Wayne County, Indiana or an adjoining county and reside in the State of Indiana at the time of appointment to the Richmond Fire Department I.C. 36-8-4-2.

  1. Applicant must be a least twenty-one (21) years of age at time of hire. I.C. 36-8-3.5-12
  2. Applicant must not have attained the age of thirty-six (36) years at time of hiring. I.C. 36-8-3.5-12
  3. Applicant shall be a high school graduate as evidenced by a diploma issued by a high school accredited by the department or agency of a state authorized to accredit high schools. An equivalency diploma (G.E.D.) issued by such an accredited high school is acceptable.
  4. Applicant must hold a valid driver's license from any state and must be able to acquire a valid Indiana Driver's License prior to employment.
  5. A dishonorable discharge from the military service shall disqualify the applicant.
  6. Applicants receiving compensation or pension benefits from military service are not disqualified from applying.
  7. Applicants must maintain a reliable contracted phone service. (Land-line and/or cell phone)
  8. Applicants shall not have been convicted of a felony.
  9. Applicant must be able to successfully complete both the extensive physical ability test and written aptitude examination.
  10. Applicant must be able to pass a thorough background investigation.
  11. Applicant must submit to a Structured Oral Interview.
  12. Applicant shall not have made any illegal delivery of drugs.
  13. Applicant shall not have participated in any illegal use of any type of drugs.
  14. Applicant must obtain Firefighter I & Firefighter II within first 12 months of hire.
  15. Applicant must obtain EMT within first  year of hire, and Paramedic within 5 years of hire.
Click to download a pdf of Full-Time Firefighter Application

Part-Time Paramedic/EMT Info

Applicant must be:
  1. State Certified as a Paramedic or EMT
  2. Pass background checks or other criteria as outlined in the application packet
Click to download a pdf of the Part-Time Paramedic/EMT Application
All applications must be sent via Certified Mail to Richmond Fire Department Headquarters at:

Richmond Fire Department
101 South 5th Street
Richmond, Indiana 47374

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