The Firefighter position is a journey-level class in the fire service series that performs all normal fire suppression, basic medical emergency, hazardous materials, and other emergency response activities. The nature of the work performed requires an employee in this class to establish and maintain effective working relationships with all others contacted in the course of work and requires the ability to perform heavy physical work at potential risk to health and safety. This class is distinguished from Fire Engineer in that the latter drives and operates all fire equipment and apparatus.
Persons seeking employment with Seaside Fire Department should inquire at the Human Resources Office at City Hall. If there is an opening, applications must be completed online through our online application website NeoGov.
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Anyone is welcome to visit the fire station to inquire about the application process, positions and Fire Department operations.
To be notified of the next open recruitment period, please fill out an Interest Card.
Fire Department Training
Modern firefighters face a difficult task. As we have progressed over the decades, firefighters need to be highly proficient in all aspects of emergency services. Today’s fire environment is far more challenging than in the past. Prefabricated construction techniques and inexpensive furnishings create an extremely flammable and toxic environment for potential victims and firefighters alike. In addition, firefighters are called upon, and expected to effectively deal with, a variety of life threatening non-fire related situations. In fact, medical emergencies and rescue calls account for a majority of our responses.
The Seaside Fire Department maintains a professionally trained, competent, staff. We conduct in-service training which supports our mission of responding safely and efficiently to emergencies. Training for a firefighter today is non-stop and rapid paced. Not only do we train on routine tasks, such as placing ladders and advancing hoses, but we continually review street locations, life saving medical techniques, and matters related to fire prevention.
Our department maintains our proficiency by training in areas related to company operations, officer development, driver operator, hazmat, wildland firefighting, safety & survival, fitness and wellness. Our neighboring partners who provide or receive mutual aid also train alongside our crews to create response standards and cohesiveness. Classes are taught in house by either computer- based or instructor-based training. Exercises in the field are done either at the station or on location with consent from business or property managers in the community.
Working with the community on location provides the opportunity for firefighters to pre-plan buildings and also provides community members the ability to witness how the fire department will respond in an emergency situation. The Seaside Fire Department’s mission is realized through our collaborative efforts and commitment to our training program each year.