Ogden City Corporation
  • 14-Nov-2016 to 01-Jan-2018 (MST)
  • Fire
  • Ogden, UT, USA
  • $13.29 to $18.16 (based on 2912 annual hours)
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Eligible for Benefits


Ogden City's Fire Department and the Human Resources Division conducts testing annually to establish a rated list to present to the City's Civil Service Commission for certification. Once certified by the commission, the list is used by the Fire Chief to hire from during the year that it is valid.

The candidate must meet the following requirements in order for their application to be approved and be invited to the testing process.

  • Must be 18 years of age
  • Must be a high school graduate or possess a GED certificate
  • Must have a valid driver's license and a good driving record

See below for sources of training for certifications

  • Must have a Utah Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) Certification or above.
  • Must have the following fire related certifications that are issued by the Utah Fire Service Certification System or if issued by another state's system, bear the International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC) seal:
          Hazardous Materials First Responder – Awareness Level
          Hazardous Materials First Responder – Operations Level
          Firefighter 1
          Firefighter 2

The testing process for the entry level firefighter position involves these areas of rating:

  1. A written test on the subjects contained in Firefighter and EMT.
  2. A written Work Styles Inventory that measures your motivators and satisfactions as compared to a nationally validated, non-discriminatory pool of successful firefighters.
  3. An oral board that rates on the centers of:
         Previous field experience of EMT and Firefighting
         Skill application from Firefighting and/or EMT
         Advanced training in Firefighting and/or EMT
  4. Physical Ability Testing. This test is pass/fail and we currently use a gym test which consists of:
    One Bench Press of 70% of the applicant's body weight
    Sit and reach assessment.
    Grip strength with a minimum of 40 kg of force
    Vertical Leap with a minimum of 16 inches
    Sit-ups with as many as possible in one minute. Minimum of 25.
    Push-ups with as many as possible. Minimum of 20.
    1.5 mile run with a maximum time of 16 minutes 40 seconds.

To submit your information to be notified when a testing process begins, please click the "Apply Now" button below.


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RESOURCES FOR TRAINING AND CERTIFICATION
At this time, Ogden City Fire Department does not have a training program for initial certifications in these topics.


Both Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B) and Firefighting Related Certifications
Davis ATC
http://www.datc.net/catalog.asp
Davis Applied Technology College
550 East 300 South
Kaysville, UT 84037
Phone: (801) 593-2500 Fax: (801) 593-2400

Emergency Medical Technician-Basic (EMT-B)
Weber State University
http://weber.edu/ECR/faq.html
Hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. MST Monday - Friday
Phone 801-626-6521 Fax 801-626-6610
Utah Bureau of Emergency Medical Services (info on scheduled classes and contacts)
http://health.utah.gov/ems/
Phone (801) 538-6101

Firefighting Related Certifications
Utah Valley State College – Utah Fire Rescue Academy
http://ufra.uvsc.edu/
3131 Mike Jense Parkway,
Provo, UT 84601
Telephone (801) 863-7700 Toll Free 888 548-7816 Facsimile (801) 371-0334

Bridgerland ATC
http://www.batc.tec.ut.us/degrees.html
1301 North 600 West
Logan, UT 84321
Phone: 435.753.6780 Toll Free: 866.701.1100 Fax: 435.752.2016

Various Private Courses advertised in the newspaper from time to time.

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