Become a Member of the Fire Department

Want to be a Firefighter/EMT? Apply Now!

The Knoxville Fire Department is actively seeking dedicated men and women to serve as firefighters. Each firefighter of the Knoxville Fire Department must meet minimum requirements to respond to calls.

Classes Required

As part of the Fire Academy, each member must participate in approximately five months of classes prior to testing and becoming certified at the Firefighter I level.

Training is designed to become Firefighter I certified. Each member will also participate in the EMT training, which upon completion, the member will obtain the National Registry Emergency Medical Technician, (EMT). Certification of EMT and Firefighter I is required within two years. 

Other specialty training opportunities include vehicle extrication, rope rescue, water rescue, confined space and many other topics.

Selection Process Requirements

Firefighters for the City of Knoxville must:

  • Have a high school diploma or GED
  • Be of good moral character
  • Be substance-abuse free
  • Have a valid Iowa driver's license 
  • Be able to read, write, and understand the English language
  • Pass a physical examination and drug screen
  • Successfully complete an oral interview
  • Be able to understand and carry out oral and written instructions

Call 641-828-0586 or email the Fire Department for an application today!