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Minimum Requirements for Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic


Minimum Requirements to Join Our Team:

  • United States Citizen
  • High School Graduate or GED Equivalency
  • State of NE or National Registry Paramedic Certification
  • Must have a minimum of two years experience as a paid, full-time certified firefighter/paramedic
  • Nineteen (19) Years of Age or Older
  • No Felony Convictions
  • Valid Driver License
  • Eyesight requirements: strong eye 20/40, Correctable to 20/20, and weak eye 200/100, corrected to 20/40, must not be color blind
  • Good Physical Condition
  • Speak, Read, and Write English

* Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic will start in Step B during academy - probation.
* Upon completion of probation, Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic will move to Step C.

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