Firefighter/Paramedic Recruitment



The Manchester Fire Department is looking for high quality candidates.

The Position

Firefighter-Paramedics work in an exciting dynamic and highly rewarding environment. They work within a high-performance team to provide vital Emergency Services. We accept both entry-level and lateral candidates. Preference may be given to candidates who have successfully completed the Connecticut Fire Academy’s Recruit Firefighter Program.

Firefighter / Paramedics perform a variety of duties in response to medical and trauma emergencies, and are involved in the control and extinguishment of fires; protection of life and property; maintenance of Fire Department buildings, quarters, equipment and related work as required. Medical supervision is received from the Medical Director or his/her designee while administrative supervision and firefighting supervision is provided by the Fire Chief – Manchester Fire Department.

Daniel French, Fire Chief

Minimum Qualifications

  • Must be 18 years of age – at time of application
  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Office of Emergency Medical Services of Connecticut Paramedic License – at time of hire
  • PALS certificate – at time of hire
  • ACLS certificate – at time of hire
  • CPR certificate – at time of hire
  • Valid Connecticut Driver’s License or ability to obtain
  • IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) certificate – dated within two years of time of application


Candidate Contact Information
This is not an application!

Interested candidates should complete this form that will allow us to communicate directly with you during an application processes. Candidates enrolled in an accredited Paramedic training program are encouraged to submit their contact information. Sign-up and confirm your email address. Please enter your information carefully to be included in our mailing list for information and updates during a hiring process.

Paramedic/Firefighter - Job Description(PDF, 115KB)
Paramedic/Firefighter - Proess Overview(PDF, 47KB)
Paramedic/Firefighter - Online Application
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