How to Become a Firefireghter/Paramedic
LFR promotes a diverse workforce that represents the community it serves. LFR encourages females, minorities, and people from all backgrounds to apply.
How should I prepare to be a Firefighter/Paramedic?
- Acquire National Registry Paramedic Certification.
- Find out as much as you can about Lincoln Fire & Rescue. What do they do? What are the minimum requirements? Talk to Firefighter/Paramedics about their job and training. Request Ride-Along. (Please include: Name, DOB + Age, Phone Number, and day requesting the ride along.)
- Prepare yourself physically. For example, run, stretch, lift weights, carry things up and down stairs, and practice the physical ability test. Push yourself so you are prepared.
- Prepare yourself for the interviews. Practice interviews. Be prepared to answer questions about yourself, your education, and your past experience/jobs.
- Do volunteer work, such as with the Red Cross First Aid Team, at community centers, schools, volunteer fire departments, athletic teams, etc. Play on athletic teams. Any activitiy you do is a plus.
- Increase your education...in any field. Post high school education in fire science, a current EMT License, Fire Fighter I Certification, or a National Paramedic Certification is desired.
- Read, write, and speak foreign language or languages
- Advanced degree or education
- Veterans encouraged to apply
- Prior experience in fire/EMS services
- Trade work/experience
Links to Paramedic Programs in Nebraska:
If you have any questions, please phone the City/County
Human Resources Department, Employment Office at (402) 441-7597 or send an e-mail to:
firstname.lastname@example.org and someone will be happy to help you.