The Wyomissing Fire Department is hiring for the following position:

FIREFIGHTER

The Civil Service Commission of the Borough of Wyomissing, Berks County, PA will conduct examinations for the position of Firefighter for the Wyomissing Fire Department.  Applications are available at the Borough Hall, 22 Reading Boulevard, Wyomissing, PA 19610 or may be printed here along with the job description.  All applications shall be returned to Wyomissing Borough Hall, care of the Borough Secretary, no later than Friday January 27, 2023 at 4:00 PM, to be considered for further processing.  Borough Hall hours are Monday through Friday, 7:30 am to 4:30 pm, with the exception of the office closure on Monday, January 16, 2023 in observance of the government holiday.

Any applicant claiming Veteran’s Preference is responsible for providing a DD-214 with their application.

Applicants for Firefighter must be a United States citizen, 18 years old before deadline for submitting a completed application, have a high school diploma or GED, be physically and mentally fit to perform the full duties of a Firefighter, have a valid Driver’s License and be eligible to legally operate a motor vehicle in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, and shall obtain a Class B Commercial Driver’s License within six (6) months of hire date, and possess the following Certifications:

  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter II Certification
  • Emergency Medical Technician Certification (PA or Reciprocal)
  • Healthcare Provider CPR and AED Certification
  • Emergency Vehicle Operators Certification (16 Hours)
  • PA Department of Health Vehicle Rescue (or equivalent as determined by the Fire Chief)
  • NFPA 472 Hazardous Materials Operations Certification
  • NIMS 100, 200, 700, 800

Applicants must successfully complete a written examination, physical agility test (CPAT), oral examination, and a thorough background investigation to be certified as eligible on the eligibility list.  To be hired, the applicant will need to complete an NFPA 1582 Physical, psychological screening and drug and alcohol testing.

The starting salary for probationary Firefighter in 2023, is $58,620.12

The written test will be administered on Saturday February 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM at 2301 Monroe Avenue, West Lawn, PA 19609.  Doors will open at 8:15 AM, no one will be allowed to enter after 9:00 AM

Applicants achieving a written test score of 70% or greater, will be notified of the date, location and time of the physical agility test.