MFD Recruiting & Employment 

Whether you are looking to start your career or looking to change your career path, becoming a firefighter can provide a challenging yet very rewarding opportunity for those interested.

The path to becoming employed as a career firefighter has several requirements. Below we have outlined resources and suggestions on how to become a firefighter along with our current employment process.

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Current Opportunities

The Missoula Fire Department hires as positions are needed throughout our department and budget allows. Below are the current open positions available at MFD. If a position is not listed (ie: firefighter), then we are not hiring for that position. Please continue to check back throughout the year or follow our social media for updates. 
  • No employment opportunities being offered at this time
  1. For High School Students
  2. MFD Firefighter Eligibility
  3. Application Process
  4. Testing Consortium
  5. Additional Testing

Whether it has been your lifelong goal or you just decided to become a firefighter, there is no doubt you will find this career path to be exciting and diverse! Physical fitness, teamwork, job security, and benefits are just some of the reasons why a career in fire service is rewarding. Here are some details on how to get a jumpstart on your career:

  • Obtain your high school diploma or get your GED certificate
  • Maintain a clean driving and personal record
  • Get involved in the community or with other fire service opportunities
  • Obtain your Basic EMT Certificate/License
  • Visit a fire station in Missoula or request to do a Ride Along

There are a number of local organizations that offer Basic EMT courses throughout the year. Here are a few:

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Additional Information

  • If you are interested in employment with MFD and are interested in participating in a ride-along, please contact us at 406-552-6210 to request approval by one of our chiefs.  
  • Additional informational items regarding the test and testing process are available on the Public Safety Testing Website.
  • MFD's interview process is fluid based on the testing process and hiring needs.
  • Additional questions about the City of Missoula's hiring processes should be directed to the City of Missoula Human Resources Department at 406-552-6130.