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Vacancy Announcement

The Latham Fire Department is currently accepting applications for the positions of Part-Time and Full-Time Firefighter. The starting salary per the negotiated contract is $16.09 per hour.

Candidates must be 21 years of age or older and possess a valid NYS driver’s license.

Residency Requirement:

· Applicants must reside in one of the following counties to be considered eligible for employment: Albany, Columbia, Greene, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Schenectady, or Schoharie.

Pre-Requisite Coursework:

· Valid NYS Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) – Basic

· At the time of interview, candidates must provide proof of completion from the NYS Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services (DHSES) – Office of Fire Prevention and Control (OFPC) or equivalent for the following courses:

o Firefighter 1

o Firefighter 2

o Firefighter Survival


· If a candidate has not completed Firefighter Survival and/or FAST, but is currently enrolled, this may be considered.


· A written exam, skills review and physical skills test may be scheduled at a later date.

· Candidates are required to pass a Physical examination administered by the department’s medical provider.

· Successful Candidates will be invited to participate in an oral interview for the position.

· Please transmit your stated interest, current resume, application, and copies of all other relevant course work to the Latham Fire Department Administrative Assistant at

· Part Time employees typically work 2 – 3 days per week (M-F) with shifts from 6am-6pm.

Latham Fire Department Paid Firefighter Application
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