Being hired as a firefighter is an intensely competitive process – especially under current economic constraints. However, the Tempe Fire Department is likely to hire over 30 firefighters during the next five years.
The Tempe Fire Department seeks individuals with a tireless work ethic, a commitment to learning, growth and taking action, a desire to work as part of a team, and a commitment to fellow firefighters and city residents and visitors. We offer a professional work environment where career opportunities allow employees with passion and drive to excel. We want individuals who can adhere to the Tempe Fire Department mission statement:
We, the members of the Tempe Fire Department, dedicate our efforts to provide for the safety and welfare of the public through preservation of life, property and the environment.
In the City of Tempe, the recruitment of a diverse work force is a central priority. Nowhere is that more true than in the Tempe Fire Department, where the union local made diversity recruiting a central point of its most recent contract.
For further information about the city’s recruitment efforts, go to the Tempe.gov Web page. Information about current hiring can be found at the City Job Line.
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