Career

Monroe County's Fire Rescue application period is currently CLOSED

Drug and Tobacco-Free Workplace

Monroe County Fire Rescue requires its employees to be drug and tobacco-free. Employees must be tobacco-free for at least one year immediately preceding application and sign a sworn statement attesting to this fact as required by Florida Statute 633.34. Once hired, the use of tobacco or tobacco products is prohibited during employment. This includes nicotine-containing products and vapes. 

Schedule

Employees work a 24/48 hour schedule. As a member of an emergency response team, emergencies include:

  • Auto Accidents
  • Hazardous Materials Dents
  • Medical Emergencies
  • Structure, Vehicle, and Brush Fires
  • Gas Leaks

Firefighter/Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Vocational, or technical school, certification, training, or apprenticeship required beyond high school. Must have the following:

  • State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 633.
  • Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic, current CPR and EVOC (16 hours) certifications.
  • 1-year prior related work experience as a firefighter or volunteer firefighter preferred, preferably in Monroe County.
  • Trained, experienced, and otherwise qualified to drive fire apparatus and emergency medical care vehicle, maintain the appropriate class of driver’s license, and completion of an approved 16-hour EVOC course in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Starting Salary

  • $47,450 - 27 day work period

Firefighter / Paramedic

Vocational or technical school, certification, training, or apprenticeship required beyond high school. Must have the following:

  • State of Florida Firefighter Minimum Standards Certification pursuant to Florida Statutes, Chapter 633.
  • Florida certified Paramedic, and current CPR, ACLS, and EVOC (16 hours) certifications.
  • 1-year prior related work experience as a firefighter or volunteer firefighter preferred, preferably in Monroe County.
  • Trained, experienced, and otherwise qualified to drive fire apparatus and emergency medical care vehicle, maintain the appropriate class of driver’s license, and completion of an approved 16-hour EVOC course in accordance with Florida Statutes.

Starting Salary

  • $47,450 - 27 day work period
  • Upon becoming a charge paramedic, base salary will increase by 10 percent.

Selection Process

Monroe County Fire Rescue will review applications for overall qualifications, relevant training, and experience. Qualified applicants will participate in a pre-employment screening process which includes a physical abilities test, written exam, practical skills exam, background investigation, and post-offer pre-employment medical exam and drug test.

Hot Shots Training Program for Locals

The Monroe County Board of County Commissioners approved a Monroe County Fire Rescue program that provides free firefighting and first responder training for qualified Monroe County residents in exchange for a commitment to work or volunteer as a firefighter anywhere in the Florida Keys.

  1. Cara Johnson

    Executive Assistant
    Phone: 305-289-6004

  2. Fire Rescue

    Physical Address
    490 63rd St. Ocean
    Marathon, FL 33050

    Phone: (305) 289-6088
    Fax: (305) 289-6336