Bangor City Hall
73 Harlow Street, Bangor, ME 04401


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Departments > Human Resources > Fire Fighter/EMT - Testing & Interviews on 11/28/23

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: $46,672.08-$62,462.40 plus educational incentives, $2,500 for EMT-A $5,000 for EMT-P certification.   Retirement options include Maine Public Employees Retirement System plan 3C (2/3rd of average final compensation after 25 years with no age minimum), or an ICMA-RC 401(a). Lateral transfer pay and vacation accumulation available for candidates with current career Fire/EMS service up to 6 years experience.

Written and Physical Exam:  Tuesday, November 28th, at the Cross Insurance Center 515 Main Street 09:00am.  Interviews will be held in the afternoon following successful completion of written and physical exam. 

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 must be emailed to by 4pm (EST) November 22, 2023.