Fire Department Recruitment

Job Classifications

& Openings


The Fitchburg Fire department has three classifications of Firefighters:
  • Career, full-time
  • Part-time (Paid On-Call Firefighters)
  • Fire Science Intern, part-time

Career Firefighter


Career firefighters are typically assigned to one of three shifts and will work 24 hours on followed by 48 hours off.

Paid On-Call Firefighters


No previous experience or training is needed (Fitchburg residents only); only the willingness to make the commitment to learn and serve. Firefighters in this category train with their full-time counterparts and fill a vital role in the department.  Depending on geographic area you may respond to a pager when additional staff are needed and/or fill open shifts on a crew.

Fire Science Intern


This two-year program is for individuals that have been accepted into the Madison College Fire Science Program. Applications are accepted in March of each year, with the new class of Interns beginning in June. View information about the internship.

Applications are only accepted when openings exist.  Please visit our jobs page for a list of current openings.