Hattiesburg Fire Department Now Accepting Applications for 2018 Academy Class

This is a press release from the City of Hattiesburg.

HATTIESBURG, Miss. - Hattiesburg Fire Department is now accepting applications for the 2018 academy. Applications will be accepted through January 26, 2018 at 5 p.m.

Applicants who complete the application process will be scheduled to take the physical abilities exam on Saturday, February 3, 2018 at the Hattiesburg Police & Fire Training Academy (53 Academy Dr.). Those who pass that exam will then be scheduled for the civil service exam on Saturday, February 10, 2018.

“From medical calls and fighting fires to educating our community on fire safety practices, this job comes with a lot of demands and interaction with the public,” said Chief Paul Presley. “We’re looking for candidates who want to continue a strong legacy and step up to the challenge of training and working with the best in Mississippi.”

Requirements to apply for the 2018 Academy include:

  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.

  • Be a United States citizen.

  • Have a high school diploma or GED.

  • Be free of any felony or other serious criminal background.

  • Reside within 10 miles of Hattiesburg city limits or relocate within six months of employment.

  • Possess a valid driver’s license.

  • Be a registered voter in his/her current county/city of residence.

  • Be of good moral character.

The starting salary for a Hattiesburg Firefighter is $30,000 per year. All academy recruits will receive a salary of $25,000 and the salary will be adjusted upon graduation.

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