I do not live in Missouri. Can I still apply?
We welcome out of state applicants. We encourage applicants who will be traveling to Missouri to be aware of our hiring process. Candidates who have the National Registry EMT can apply for a Missouri EMT-B by submitting an application and paying a fee.

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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?