The Knoxville Fire Department is actively seeking dedicated men and women to serve as firefighters. Each firefighter of the Knoxville Fire Department must meet minimum requirements to respond to calls.
As part of the Fire Academy, each member must participate in approximately five months of classes prior to testing and becoming certified at the Firefighter I level.
Training is designed to become Firefighter I certified. Each member will also participate in the EMT training, which upon completion, the member will obtain the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT). Certification of EMT and Firefighter I is required within two years with all costs paid by the department.
Other specialty training opportunities include vehicle extrication, rope rescue, water rescue, confined space and many other topics.
Selection Process Requirements
Firefighters for the City of Knoxville must:
Have a high school diploma or GED
Be of good moral character
Be substance-abuse free
Have a valid Iowa driver's license
Be able to read, write, and understand the English language
Pass a physical examination and drug screen
Successfully complete an oral interview
Be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions