I want to be a Springfield Firefighter. What are the minimum qualifications for the position?
To prepare to become a City of Springfield Firefighter you must first meet the minimum qualifications.

Minimum requirements to becomes a City of Springfield Firefighter include the following:

  • Age 18 or older
  • Excellent physical condition
  • High School graduation or G.E.D.
  • No felony convictions
  • No serious misdemeanor convictions for the past five years
  • Vision requirements: Correctable to 20/30

Candidates must submit copies of supporting documentation for one of the following qualifications:

  • 36 hours accredited college hours (transcript) OR
  • EMT-B (license) OR
  • Firefighter I & II (certificates) OR
  • Two years active military service with honorable discharge (DD214)

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1. I want to be a Springfield Firefighter. What are the minimum qualifications for the position?
2. I missed the last posting for Firefighter. When will you accept applications for this position again?
3. I already have my Firefighter I & II and my EMT-B. Do i still need to go through the entire Springfield Fire Department Academy?
4. When do you hire Firefighters?
5. How many Firefighters will you hire?
6. I do not live in Missouri. Can I still apply?
7. I do not have Firefighting experience. Do I still qualify?
8. What is the process for hiring Firefighters?
9. Do I have to pass a physical if I'm offered a position?
10. Does the City of Springfield provide the necessary training?
11. I have a criminal background. Can I still become a Firefighter?
12. I cannot remember all the dates of my traffic violations or other criminal convictions. Do I still need to include them?
13. I do not have a High School diploma or GED. Can I still become a Firefighter?