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 This years hiring process begins January 31st, 2014.
Review below for information on this years process and minimum requirements for testing.

Working Conditions & Benefits 

The Rogers Fire Department offers exceptional and diverse career opportunities for men and women seeking professional and personal satisfaction. The Department is committed to being an established authority in risk-related disciplines both locally and nationally. Rogers seeks forward thinking, fast paced, and disciplined individuals interested in making a difference in the community and the industry as a whole.  Candidates must have a strong interest in both fire and EMS disciplines. All firefighters with the Rogers Fire Department are expected to be ready to work with an Ambulance or Truck/Engine company at anytime. Firefighters must  be able to meet yearly minimum company standards that challenge the firefighter's physical and mental abilities.

The City of Rogers continues to grow and prosper. The Rogers Metropolitan Area was recently named 10th best place to live in the United States by  CNN Money.com and 4th best place for careers and business in the U.S. by Forbes Magazine.

Rogers firefighters enjoy:  

  • Firefighters work 24hrs at a time followed by 48hrs off (10 days a month);
  • Continuing education for Fire/EMS CEUs are provided by Rogers and done on duty;
  • Ambulances respond to emergency 911 calls only;
  • Paramedic program paid for by Rogers with no commitment or contract (if selected);
  • All stations include: Individual rooms for each firefighter, cable TV, Internet, gym, fully equipped kitchen, and laundry facilities;
  • Excellent Benefits package;

    




Employment Requirements


Entry level firefighter testing requirements and procedures are established by the Rogers Civil Service Commission based on a combination of State law and Department policy. For your application to be excepted you must meet the following:
  • Have graduated from high school or achieved a GED certification;
  • Provide an affidavit of non-smoking (read more);
  • Possess a valid motor vehicle operator license;
  • Must be between the ages of 21-35 at the date of the examination or have previous full-time LOPFI retirement;
  • Must have at least an Arkansas "Emergency Medical Technician" License or have the ability to gain an Arkansas EMT license via reciprocity. If you are not an EMT you need to successfully complete an EMT program and pass state tests. To see a current list of facilities that offer EMT Programs click here, scroll to bottom of the page and look for "basic" training level.

Those looking to gain more experience and knowledge with RFD may take advantage of our Explorer or Ride-A-Long  Programs.

 


 

Testing Process & How to Apply
2014 Hiring Process Dates

Application Deadline
- January 31st, 2014

Written Examination and Practice PAT
- February 3rd, 2014

Interviews and Physical Agility Test
- February 7th, 2014

 

The hiring process for spring 2013 is closed.  Future openings will be posted on this webpage.

The Entry level firefighter testing process consists of:

  • Written Civil Service Exam, must have expectable score to continue;
  • Candidates complete physical agility test.  (See Physical Agility Testing SOP & Video)
  • Successful candidates complete Civil Service interviews;
  • Candidates complete interview with RFD Chief Officers;                         Play PAT Video
  • Candidates submit Background Information Questionnaire;
  • Background criminal and traffic investigation completed;
  • Ladder climb conducted;                                                                          
  • Conditional offer of employment extended to candidate;
  • Candidates complete entry medical physical;    
  • Final approval by Mayor.                                                                            

Once employment is offered; candidates will go through a one year probation period. During this time candidates will be expected to successfully complete a 18 week Fire Academy provided by Rogers.  Probationary firefighters are required to attend the Fire Academy regardless of experience. The certified eligibility list remain valid for a twelve (12) month period.

 

Mail or turn in application:

Rogers Fire Administration
201 North First Street.
Rogers, AR 72756-6600
(479)621-1179

 


  Those who qualify may also take advantage of our Explorer Program



The City of Rogers is an equal opportunity employer

 
 
 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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  Physical Agility Test 

      The Rogers Physical Agility Test (PAT) is design to fail 30% of applicants. This test should be taken very serious. Your ability to pass other Fire Department PATs should not be the only factor you consider in preparation for the test. You have two options to prepare you:  

                                                                                                                 Must have QuickTime to view video. Free and safe program. 

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                  

 

 

   

 

Affidavit of Non-smoking

      7:06A.1. Applicants: All applicants shall execute a sworn affidavit as provided by the fire chief attesting to the fact that the applicant has not smoked tobacco products within the year prior to being administered the entry level examination. Failure to do so shall be cause for denial of entry level testing opportunity.

     7:06 A.2. New Hire: Prior to appointment, persons to being employed after September 10,1986, shall execute a sworn affidavit as provided by the Chief prior to his appointment that he swears or affirms that he will not smoke tobacco products, whether on or off duty, during the course of his employment and acknowledging that violation of his department policy can result in suspension, reduction, or discharge.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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