Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


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Departments > Human Resources > FIREFIGHTER/EMT

The City of Bangor, Maine Fire Department is accepting applications to fill immediate openings for Firefighter/EMT positions.  Requirements include the following: possession and maintenance of a valid driver’s license, high school diploma or equivalent, and possess a Maine or National Registry EMT license (Paramedic preferred) at time of interview. Applicants will undergo an extensive evaluation including written fire & medical exams, practical medical knowledge test, and a Bangor Fire Department physical ability test.  Applicants who present a valid (within last 6 months) IAFF/IAFC Candidate Physical Ability Test card will be excused from physical ability test. Successful applicants will be required to pass a background check and psychological evaluation.

Bangor firefighters work an attractive two (2) 24 hour shifts a week and have a highly competitive wage package. Starting salary: $754.74, plus additional pay for EMT-A or EMT-P certification.   Retirement options include Maine Public Employees Retirement System plan 2C, or an ICMA-RC 401(a). Candidates with current career Fire or EMS service with at least 3 years experience, may enter the pay scale at step 3 ($910.14 /week) of the current CBA.

Multiple Written Exam Dates:  Saturday, October 19, Saturday, October 26, and Tuesday, October 29 at Central Fire Station 289 Main Street Bangor.  Testing begins at 9:00am on Saturday 10/19 and 10/26 and 6:00pm on Tuesday 10/29.

Physical Ability Test: Saturday, November 9 at 10:00am location to be determined.

Applicants must complete a firefighter application which is available at the Human Resources Office, Bangor City Hall, 73 Harlow Street, Bangor, Maine 04401 or the website  Applications, cover letter, resumes and a copy of current EMS license may be emailed to

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