Become a Firefighter

Become a Firefighter

"Always There, Always Ready"

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Minimum Qualifications

  • 18 years of age
  • High School Diploma or G.E.D.
  • Valid Arizona driver license
  • Current CPAT
  • Current CPR certification
  • Current Arizona EMT (EMTB, EMTP) certification

  Starting Annual Salary

  • $22.63 per hr (in academy - 2080 hr schedule)
  • $16.80 per hr (upon graduation - 2912 hr schedule)

  Great Benefits

  • Paid Time Off (PTO) and 11 paid holidays annually 
  • The City of Surprise offers a broad range of benefits click here
  • Public Safety Personnel Retirement pension
  • Tuition reimbursement and more!

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  1. Fire-Medical Department

    Physical Address
    14250 W Statler Plaza
    Suite 101
    Surprise, AZ 85374


    Fax: 623.222.5001
    Emergency: 911

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