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The Shawnee Heights Fire District is accepting applications for full time Firefighter/ EMT positions. All applications must be received by 12:00 midnight December 31, 2021. Full job description and application information are available under the Join Tab on this website.
Fire District Description
The Shawnee Heights Fire District is a combination department that provides all hazard coverage to an area of approximately 144 square miles. The district is composed of a wide variety of terrain and occupancies from commercial and industrial to farm ground and rural residential developments. The district provides EMT-B level first responder care. We rely heavily on our part time firefighters to supplement our responses. We currently have no residency requirement for full time firefighters, however living within the district is preferred.
The position of firefighter with the Shawnee Heights Fire District encompasses entry level Firefighter through Advanced Firefighter. Firefighters are responsible for acquiring and completing progressively more advanced firefighting and emergency medical knowledge and skills while assigned to a firefighting company.
Starting salary will be dependent on qualifications. Annual firefighter base salary range is $41,000 – $52,000
Shawnee Heights Fire District offers excellent benefits including, health, disability and life insurance, paid vacation, holidays, and sick leave. Full time firefighters also receive service credit towards retirement through the Kansas Police & Firefighters (KP&F) Retirement System and benefits through the Shawnee Heights Firefighters Relief Association.