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#NewtownPA Fire & Emergency Services Seeks Potential Candidates for Full-Time Firefighters/EMTs

#NewtownPA Fire & Emergency Services Seeks Potential Candidates for Full-Time Firefighters/EMTs | Newtown News of Interest |

Newtown Township is compiling an eligibility list of potential candidates for the position of full time Firefighter/EMT. Qualifying applicants will be required to pass a written test, physical agility evaluation, background clearance checks, and medical and psychological evaluations. Qualifying applicants will then proceed to two interviews.


Applicants are required to possess (partial list; see here for complete list):


  • High School Diploma or Equivalent
  • PA Department of Health EMT-Basic within one year of hire
  • Minimum of 3 years of fire service experience
  • Valid Driver's License and acceptable driving record
  • Physical and mental fitness to perform the job duties and responsibilities of a Firefighter/EMT


See “Preferred” list of qualification here…


Applicants will need to complete the Newtown Township Application for Employment


Applications will be accepted until noon November 15, 2023


johnmacknewtown's insight:


The 2024 budget contemplates the establishment four (4) new full-time Firefighters in order to provide paid firefighter coverage in the Township during daytime hours, seven days per week.


The additional Firefighters will be paid predominantly – but not TOTALLY! – by the funds awarded from the SAFER Grant (i.e., $1.556 million; read “Grant Ensures #NewtownPA Emergency Services Has More Firefighters to Cover Weekends and Respond Quicker”).


The Township Manager notes that "as part of the process, the Township will need to come to an agreement with the union in order to change the schedule to provide 7-day (daytime hours) paid firefighter coverage. The intent moving forward is to begin these discussions in the near future.”


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