Brevard County Fire Rescue Careers

Employment Opportunities and Information

Brevard County Fire Rescue is an ALS transport agency that hires State of Florida certified Firefighter/EMTs and Firefighter/Paramedics. Applicants must possess a valid State of Florida driver's license, current CPR/ACLS certification, and a current CPAT (Candidate Physical Ability Test). Applicants will be required to pass a high-level background investigation.

All Firefighter/ EMTs must agree to become paramedic certified within Departmental time frames. Tuition will be provided by the Department.

Advertising and Applications

Advertising and applications for open positions within the Department are handled by the Brevard County Office of Human Resources. Current job openings and applications can be obtained at the Brevard County Career page.

Human Resources also operates a Job Line at 321-633-2032. The Job Line is updated weekly.

Phone: 321-633-2031
Fax: 321-633-2034

Contact Our Recruitment Specialist

Brevard County Fire Rescue is in search of dedicated, responsible and motivated individuals that are looking to serve the community with passion.

Our mission is to meet and exceed the needs of our community through the highest level of emergency response and prevention services.

Submitting your information below allows our Recruitment Team to keep you up to date on the latest career information, such as job postings, testing requirements and deadlines.

Fire Rescue Jobs

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Emergency Vehicle Dispatcher

Under the routine supervision of the Fire Rescue Communications Shift Supervisor, performs entry-level protective service work dispatching fire rescue and emergency medical units throughout Brevard County. Work involves the use of computerized dispatch systems, radio operations, and a high level of clear communications.

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Two (2) years of experience in high volume multi-line telephone, call center, or dispatching functions

OR

  • Two (2) years of experience in the emergency services field

OR

  • Graduation from an accredited college or university with an Associate of Science degree a closely related field

OR

  • Two (2) years in the Military Radio Communications field
  • National Academy of Emergency Medical Dispatching (NAEMD) certification is preferred. 
  • National Academy of Emergency Fire Dispatching (NAEFD) certification is preferred

AND

  • Valid Florida Driver's license
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Fire Prevention Inspector

Under general supervision, performs skilled protective service work promoting fire safety and conducting fire hazard inspections for a designated area of the County.

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • At least eighteen (18) years of age
  • High school diploma or its equivalent
  • Valid State of Florida Inspector or Fire Safety Inspector I or higher certification, issued by the Florida BFST 
  • Valid Florida Driver's license
  • Possess, or obtain within twelve (12) months of employment, a valid State of Florida EMT certification 
  • Possess a current CPR certification
  • Not been found guilty or pled guilty or nolo contendere to a felony or misdemeanor involving moral turpitude within the last three (3) years
  • Be of good moral character, as determined by a criminal background investigation
  • Successfully pass a physical examination and vision test
Firefighter observing a burning building.

Fire Fighter / EMT

Under routine supervision, performs experienced protective service work in controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires, and performing Basic Life Support at emergency scenes. The work involves responding to hazardous and/or life threatening situations as a member of a Fire Rescue company.

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • Valid CPR card
  • Valid State of Florida EMT Certification
  • Florida State Fire Fighter Certificate of Compliance from Florida BFST
  • Valid Florida Driver's license
  • Pass written fire skills test
  • Pass practical medical skills test
  • Perform and successfully complete the Brevard Physical Abilities Test (BPAT)
  • Non-user of tobacco products at least one (1) year preceding employment
  • Successfully complete a criminal, driver's license, and personal background investigation 
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Fire Medic 2

Under routine supervision, performs experienced protective service work in controlling, extinguishing and preventing fires, and performing Basic and Advanced Life Support at emergency scenes. The work involves responding to hazardous and/or life threatening situations as a member of a Fire Rescue company and providing medical supervision to Emergency Medical Technicians.

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • Valid ACLS card
  • Valid State of Florida Paramedic Certification
  • Florida State Fire Fighter Certificate of Compliance from Florida BFST
  • Valid Florida Driver's license
  • Pass written fire skills test
  • Pass practical medical skills test
  • Perform and successfully complete the Brevard Physical Abilities Test (BPAT)
  • Non-user of tobacco products at least one (1) year preceding employment
  • Successfully complete a criminal, driver's license, and personal background investigation 
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Ocean Lifeguard 1

Under the general supervision of an Ocean Lifeguard Lieutenant or Ocean Lifeguard Captain, performs entry-level protective service work guarding the safety of patrons at assigned ocean beaches and provides information pertaining to beach and ocean conditions.

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • No formal training or experience required
  • Successfully complete the Brevard County Ocean Lifeguard Performance Test (500 meter swim in less than ten minutes)
  • Successfully complete the Brevard County Ocean Lifeguard Training Academy
  • Must possess, or obtain by completion of academy, a valid CPR certification
  • Must possess, or obtain by completion of academy an Emergency Medical Responder certification
  • Successfully pass tryouts
Paramedics arriving on scene.

Paramedic

Under routine supervision, performs experienced para-professional work performing Basic Life Support (BLS) and Advanced Cardiac Life Support (ACLS) functions at emergency scenes. The work involves responding to hazardous and/or life threatening situations and providing medical supervision to Emergency Medical Technicians (EMTs).

Requirements Summary (See Job Posting and Job Description for Full Details):

  • Valid ACLS card
  • Valid State of Florida Paramedic Certification
  • Valid Florida Driver's license
  • Pass practical medical skills test
  • Successfully complete a criminal, driver's license, and personal background investigation