Capt Craig Freeman

Oceanside Fire Dept. California Firefighter/Paramedic


Lateral Firefighter/Paramedic Currently Open

Firefighter/Paramedic Recruit  Currently Open


  • Full Time $81,804-$104,400 Annually
  • Educational Incentive Pay: Up to $5,200
  • Tuition Reimbursement: $2,000/year
  • Bilingual Pay: $300/month
  • 5.75% Salary Increase in 2024

Department Highlights:

  • Oceanside Fire Department has 8 Fire Stations  (Station 9 opening Fall 2024)
  • Dedicated Truck
  • Fire Medic Squad
  • Harbor Firefighter Medic positions

Minimum Requirements by Time of Employment:

  • California Firefighter 1 Certification or California State Accredited Fire Academy Certification
  • Current AHA or American Red Cross CPR card
  • State of California EMT-P License or National Registry EMT-P Certificate

*Recruitment is open for candidates CURRENTLY in Paramedic School and Fire Academy*

Applicants currently enrolled in an Accredited Paramedic Program or Fire Academy must submit a letter stating they are in good standing and expected to complete the program. Applicants must possess a California Firefighter 1 Certification and California Paramedic License prior to completion of the Oceanside Fire Academy.

Fire Department recruiting, testing and hiring of employees is handled by the City of Oceanside Human Resources Department. For information on current job openings, see the Current City of Oceanside Job Openings.

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