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The Enid Fire Department is not currently accepting applications.

Questions regarding firefighting positions with the Enid Fire Department may be directed to Fire Civil Service Secretary Mike Schatz at 580-616-7153 or by email at

Firefighter Recruiting Video

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Firefighter Employment Requirements

Firefighter candidates must be able to pass a written entrance examination composed of reading comprehension, mechanical ability/aptitude, general math, spatial comprehension, learning ability, and general physical science in addition to any psychological performance test(s).  The candidate must also pass a drug test, the Oklahoma State Firefighter's Pension and Retirement system medical physical and a physical agility test.  The applicants may also be required to pass other job related tests as determined by the Fire Department Civil Service Commission of the City of Enid.

  • Applicant must possess a high school diploma, GED or equivalent.
  • Applicant must be at least 18 years of age and not older than 45.
  • Applicant must be a United States citizen.
  • All applicants will be required to submit to a pre-employment polygraph examination.

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Essential Job Functions:

  1. To be eligible for entrance into the Oklahoma State Firefighter's Pension System as a paid firefighter, a candidate must meet minimum medical requirements which reflect the ability of the candidate to perform the essential functions of fire suppression, prevention and life safety as set forth in O.S. 11 §49-100.1, et seq.  The essential job functions reflect the physical, physiological, intellectual and psychological demands of the occupation including;
    • Performing firefighting functions (e.g., hoseline operations, extensive crawling, lifting and carrying heavy objects, ventilating roofs or walls using power or hand tools, forcible entry), rescue operations, and other emergency response actions under stressful conditions while wearing personal protective ensembles (PPE) and self-contained breathing apparatus (SCBA), including working in extremely hot or cold environments for prolonged periods of time.
    • Wearing an SCBA, which includes a demand valve-type positive pressure facepiece or HEPA filter mask, which requires the ability to tolerate increased respiratory workloads.
    • Exposure to toxic fumes, irritants, particulates, biological (infectious) and nonbiological hazards, and/or heated gases, despite the use of PPE including SCBA.
    • Climbing 6 or more flights of stairs while wearing fire protective ensemble weighing at least 50 lbs or more and carrying equipment/tools weighing an additional 20 to 40 lbs.
    • Wearing fire protective ensemble that is encapsulating and insulating. Wearing this clothing will result in significant fluid loss that frequently progresses to clinical dehydration and can elevate core temperature to levels exceeding 102.2°F (39°C).
    • Searching, finding, and rescue-dragging or carrying victims ranging from newborns up to adults weighing over 200 lbs to safety despite hazardous conditions and low visibility.
    • Advancing water-filled hoselines up to 2.5 in. in diameter from fire apparatus to occupancy (approximately 150 ft.); can involve negotiating multiple flights of stairs, ladders, and other obstacles.
    • Climbing ladders, operating from heights, walking or crawling in the dark along narrow and uneven surfaces, and operating in proximity to electrical power lines and/or other hazards.
    • Unpredictable emergency requirements for prolonged periods of extreme physical exertion without benefit of warm-up, scheduled rest periods, meals, access to medication(s), or hydration.
    • Operating fire apparatus or other vehicles in an emergency mode with emergency lights and sirens.
    • Critical, time-sensitive, complex problem solving during physical exertion in stressful, hazardous environments (including hot, dark, tightly enclosed spaces), further aggravated by fatigue, flashing lights, sirens and other distractions.
    • Ability to communicate (give and comprehend verbal orders) while wearing PPE and SCBA under conditions of high background noise, poor visibility, and drenching from hoselines and/or fixed protection systems (sprinklers).
    • Functioning as an integral component of a team, where sudden incapacitation of a member can result in mission failure or in risk of injury or death to civilians or other team members (e.g., two in, two out as described in NFPA 1500).
  2. Participates in fire company surveys and pre-fire planning of structures and facilities within the community.
  3. Participates  in fire service training drills, and attends classes in firefighting essentials, hazardous materials, first aid, and other specialized subjects. Attends courses and/or seminars at outside educational institutions upon request or as directed. Reads and studies assigned materials in preparation for monthly course examinations. Assists and/or instructs classes if qualified and requested by superior officer.
  4. Performs routine general maintenance of fire department equipment, apparatus, vehicles, quarters, and grounds.
  5. Conforms to the Fire Department Rules and Regulations as well as the policies and procedures of the City of Enid and the department. Adheres to the safety requirements of the department and the City and reports unsafe conditions to superior officer.
  6. May be assigned to drive and operate apparatus under special instructions on a relief basis if certified.
  7. Performs related work or as assigned by superior officer.

The above duties are general in nature and are not intended to reflect all of the duties, which may be required of the incumbent.

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