The Atkinson Fire Department is now accepting applications from qualified individuals for a full time FF/EMT position. The current shift schedule is five, eight-hour shifts, Monday – Friday with 6 hours of additional training per month. Member callbacks and additional nighttime and weekend responses may be permitted depending of place of residency and severity of emergency. Overtime pay is eligible based on guidelines established by the Chief.

Applicants should be a team oriented professional, willing to embrace the opportunity to work alongside Atkinson Fire call members other town employees and town residents.
The Atkinson Fire Department is a combination department consisting of a part-time fire chief, two full-time firefighters/EMTs and 25 call members. With 700 annual calls for service, the department responds to fire, medical and environmental emergencies within the 11.2 square miles jurisdiction

Applicants must be willing to perform general testing and maintenance work in the upkeep of equipment and facilities; additional responsibilities include cleaning station windows, wall, floors. Candidates will be expected to have general administration and clerical skills in addition to emergency response duties.

No closing date, open until filled.

Minimum Qualifications:
• High School Diploma or equivalent.
• NH Firefighter II
• Nationally registered and NH licensed EMT (NH Advanced EMT preferred)
• NH CDL-B with air brake and tank endorsement (or ability to obtain within 1 year of hire)
• Candidates must have a valid CPAT certificate or meet Part 703 of the NH State Fire Code, Mandatory Standards for Appointment of Full-Time Career Fire Service Personnel
• Must be able to pass driving record review and a Criminal background investigation.
• Successful candidates will be expected to have general administration duties in addition to emergency responses. Successful candidate must have the ability to work closely with call members during training, emergency responses and all other departmental duties.
• Must be 18 years of age

To Apply:

Send cover letter with resume and all pertinent certificates to:

Chief Mike Murphy
PO Box 6
Atkinson, NH 03811

Or in person to:
Chief Mike Murphy
1 Academy Ave

Town of Atkinson
Close Date: 
Monday, October 7, 2019