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Interested in a position with one of the most progressive fire departments in Middle Tennessee? Look no further. 

Hiring Process
Murfreesboro Fire Rescue establishes an eligibility list annually for fire recruit and certified firefighter.  We routinely post both positions in the Spring. Applicants are required to perform a physical ability test, written test, and panel interview to be ranked on an eligibility list.

Firefighter applicants must have attended a recruit academy that consisted of a minimal 310 hours of fire related training.  Medical training does not count toward the 310 hours.  To be considered for the firefighter position, applicants must be a certified firefighter 1 (IFSAC or Pro-Board) and have a current medical licensure, emergency medical responder (EMR) minimal.  The assistant chief of training will assess all firefighter applicants to determine qualifications.  If one component is missing, a minimal 310-hour recruit academy, the Firefighter 1 certification, or an EMR licensure at a minimal, the applicant will be rejected.

Applicants who do not meet the requirements for firefighter are encouraged to apply for the fire recruit position.  


  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Driver License
  • Must pass a pre-employment physical

All firefighter and medical training will be provided by the City of Murfreesboro.  Recruit firefighters will receive firefighter training and advance emergency medical technician (AEMT) training while receiving pay and benefits.

Certification Requirement Timeline
Year 1: Must obtain Firefighter I and EMR (minimal).
Year 2: Must obtain Firefighter II.
Year 3: Must successfully complete the Smoke Diver course at TFACA or MFRD Smoke Diver.
Year 4:  Must become licensed by the State of Tennessee as an AEMT (minimal).

For questions concerning the hiring or application process, please contact:

Assistant Chief Training Division Brian Lowe

Check out Murfreesboro Fire Rescue's Recruitment Brochure for more information. 

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