Certified Firefighter


Certified Firefighter

Department: Fire
Job Status: Full-Time
Rate of Pay: Starting at $901.74/wk - plus extensive benefits package
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Job Description

Grade 17

General Statement of Duties

Performs fire fighting, EMS and related emergency services to the City of Manchester and to other mutual aid communities; performs directly related work as required.

Acceptable Experience and Training

  • Graduation from high school or possession of a GED; or
  • Any equivalent combination of experience and training which provides the knowledge, skills and abilities necessary to perform the work.

Required Special Qualifications

      Must be presently employed as a 
     certified Firefighter. Applicants must not have any record of convictions for serious criminal offenses. Applicants must be 18 years of age upon date of hire. Class B CDL with air brake endorsement as well as attainment of a State of New Hampshire Firefighter II certificate is required. Applicants without a New Hampshire Fire Academy Certificate may acquire a letter of Equivalency or establish Reciprocity. For more information: https://nhfa-ems.com/fire-certification-reciprocity Candidates must have a National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certificate. Preference will be given to applicants who have the National Registry Advanced Emergency Medical Technician (AEMT) certification. Firefighters must reside within a 15-mile radius of the City limits of Manchester, NH, within 12 months of appointment. Preference is given to residents of the City of Manchester. US Citizenship is required.

In order to receive, a conditional offer of employment, you will be required to pass a physical agility exam facilitated by the Manchester Fire Department.

Physical Requirements
The candidate selected for the position must meet NFPA 1582, the “Standard on Medical Requirements for Firefighter”, successfully pass a physical ability test and must be able to perform the essential functions of the position.
Application Special Instructions

 Candidates who meet the qualifications will undergo additional screening including a drug test, physical fitness test and thorough background check before being hired.

Pre-employment Physical Fitness Test Requirements.docx

Please submit the following documents with your application:

Copy of Birth Certificate or other proof of citizenship

Copy of High School Diploma

Copy of CDL-B license

Copy of NH Firefighter II certificate

Copy of EMT certificate


City of Manchester
Close Date: 
Monday, January 31, 2022
Starting at $901.74/wk - plus extensive benefits package