Firefighter Selection Process
In order to be considered for a Firefighter Paramedic position, each candidate must complete the following:
Selected recruits will attend the Eugene Springfield Fire recruit academy. The Eugene Springfield Fire recruit academy is 14 weeks long and has a total of 560 hours.
The curriculum is a combination of classroom lectures, hands-on training on the drill field, EMS skill and protocol orientation, and fitness training.
It's great to work here because...
- Schedule: 24 hours on/72 hours off, 48 hours on/72 hours off (A, B, C shifts), with Kelly days.
- Benefits, time off, and compensation. For benefits information, click the following links:
- Union representation. For the current collective bargaining agreement, click here.
- World-class training and drilling facilities. Facilities include a burn building, full-scale rescue house, and 10-story drill tower.
- Comprehensive development programs and opportunities for growth.
- Four specialty rescue teams: Airport Rescue Firefighting (ARFF), Hazardous Materials, Water Rescue, and Confined Space.
ESF Purchases New Drager Self Contained Breathing Apparatus
In 2022, Eugene Springfield Fire did a complete replacement of all SCBAs. After extensive testing and evaluation by department members, the Drager PSS 7000 was purchased.
Newly Acquired Engine Deployed at Station 14
In 2022, Eugene Springfield Fire purchased a Pierce engine. This new apparatus was deployed at Station #14.
Logistics Team Shortens Turnout Turnaround Time
ESF's Logistics team can respond to incidents and provide supply and air bottle support, launder turnouts and return them quickly, and provide on-site equipment delivery and maintenance.
LUCAS Devices Acquired Through Assistance to Firefighters Grant
ESF purchased 24 LUCAS devices through funds received from the Assistance to Firefighters Grant. They will be deployed in early 2023.