The Savannah Fire Department is accepting firefighter trainee applications now until June 30, 2021. Apply at http://www.savannahga.gov.
Becoming one of the Savannah Fire elite is no easy task, but it's totally worth it! Applicants must prove they have what it takes by passing a written exam and grueling ten-minute and twenty-second physical ability test. The test includes a stair climb with a 75-pound weight, a 200-foot fire hose pull, a crawl through a darkened tunnel and a 100-foot ladder climb.
The women and men who make the cut will be paid a $36,300 salary while they complete firefighter and emergency medical technician certification training at Savannah Fire’s state of the art training academy. Upon successful completion of recruit school, the newly trained firefighters will be paid $40,000 and begin working alongside our seasoned firefighting force. After completing a year-long probationary period, they will earn an advanced firefighter title and a $44,100 salary.