Capt Craig Freeman

Toledo Fire Rescue Dept. (OH) FIREFIGHTER

City of Toledo  (OH) is accepting apps for FIREFIGHTER.  Until  December 15, 2016. Salary $41,662.40 – $59,508.80 annually For details about this career and over 3,500 other fire departments looking to hire firefighters Join today…  Fill out your PROFILE and get access to thousands of career firefighter recruitment’s across the Country.  FREE 7 Day Pass



The Toledo Fire and Rescue Department offers full testing services for the position of Fire Fighter through National Testing Network, Inc.  To fill out an application and schedule a test, go to, select Fire and sign up for the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department.

Applicants who are residents of the City of Toledo may be eligible to receive a voucher to cover the cost of the entry level exam.  Vouchers are limited to the first 1000 applicants who can prove they are City of Toledo residents.  Examples of proof of residency include: a current, valid Ohio driver’s license or identification card; voter registration card; or a current University of Toledo student identification card.  All requests for vouchers are subject to verification and approval by the Department of Human Resources.  The City of Toledo reserves the right to change these terms and conditions at any time without prior notice.

Please be advised that the application and testing period is between September 15, 2016 and December 15, 2016. You must complete the application and test between September 15, 2016 and December 15, 2016.

What to expect at the website:

  • Completion of the application process
  • Review all information related to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department Fire Fighter position, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Detailed information about the testing process for both the entry level test and the Firefighter Mile (FFM)*.
  • Opportunity to take online practice tests at
  • Schedule your own convenient test time. Tests are offered multiple times a week, including Saturdays.
  • Take high quality job simulation tests in a standardized, fair testing environment.

Upon completion of the entry level exam and FFM testing, all candidate scores are automatically forwarded to the City of Toledo.  Candidates who attain a passing score on the entry level exam will be placed on the department’s eligibility list.  City of Toledo will contact candidates on the list and will invite them to continue to participate in other stages of the department selection process.

National Testing Network is a service provided to conduct entry level testing and FFM testing in a standardized, professional environment. National Testing Network does not replace the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department’s responsibility and decision making in the testing process.  All candidate results are provided to the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department where the final decisions are made.

*The Firefighter Mile (FFM) is a physical ability test for firefighters. It is designed to evaluate entry level firefighter candidates on the essential physical capabilities required to satisfactorily perform their job duties. The FFM consists of 10 events designed to simulate critical, physically demanding tasks faced by firefighters during an emergency.

Please be advised that the City of Toledo does NOT require a candidate to complete the FFM during this exam period; however, you may. More information about the administration of the FFM for the City of Toledo will be given at a later date.

 Examples of Duties:


Under general supervision performs work of moderate difficulty in activities related to fire prevention and extinguishment and various other rescue and emergency activities; provides emergency care; performs related duties as required.

Examples of Duties:

Drives and operates a wide variety of mobile units such as pumpers, aerial ladders, rescue squads, life squads, special units and water craft in training, emergency and routine situations; connects and lays hoses of various sizes; calculates proper engine pressure; operates and directs nozzles; raises, climbs and works from roofing ladders, straight ladders, folding ladders and extension ladders; overhauls structures using hand and power tools to complete extinguishment; operates portable generators, exhaust fans, self-contained breathing apparatus, power saws, radiological monitoring kits, explosimeters, foam generators, air compressors, air bag, rescue kits, air chisels, resuscitators and associated oxygen equipment, cutting torches, rope rescue equipment and other specialized equipment in emergency situations and in training; performs salvage operations before, during and after fire fighting situations using protective tarps, squeegees, roofing paper, plastic, wood lath and brooms to preserve, clean and protect belongings and property; learns and applies knowledge of extinguishing agents and of liquids, solids and gasses in relation to them being flammable, explosive, toxic, soluble or radioactive; inspects residential, commercial, industrial and public facilities for fire prevention, district familiarization and hazard familiarization, including fire extinguisher checks, water supply, utility connections, evacuation operations, structure oddities, location of flammable and other dangerous materials, sprinkler and alarm operations and general housekeeping; for periods of several hours and in the confinement of a fire station, remains on standby, living with co-workers and officers while maintaining a team-working relationship and while remaining prepared to react to emergency situations; uses ladders, ropes, cutting tools, hydraulic rescue equipment, self-contained breathing apparatus and various other equipment in rescuing people from fires, traffic accidents, drownings, electrical accidents and other emergency situations; provides emergency medical care; stands watch, reporting alarm calls for fire and public safety vehicles; performs daily communication checks and listens for relevant radio communications; responds to citizen requests, complaints and questions by providing information and assistance; performs cleaning and general maintenance chores on personal fire fighting gear, fire station dorm, kitchen, apparatus and work room facilities, and fire fighting vehicles, tools and special equipment; performs dispatching duties when assigned to the Fire Alarm Office; receives and transmits alarms, keeps records of alarms and equipment; inspects and tests fire alarm equipment; trains to learn and retain the required knowledges, skills and abilities.

 Minimum Qualifications:
Graduation from high school or G.E.D.

Must be at least 18 years of age at the time of appointment.  No person shall be appointed to the position of Fire Fighter on or after their thirty-fifth (35th) birthday.

Must possess a valid driver’s license at the time of appointment

All persons appointed as Fire Fighters must demonstrate compliance with the programs of apprenticeship established in accordance with the terms of Divisional standards as registered with the Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training, U.S. Department of Labor, 1-1-86 and with the standards established by the Toledo Fire Division for the Fire Training Academy and the probationary period.

Newly appointed Fire Fighters are required to become paramedics. Required paramedic coursework will be provided and is completed on the Fire Fighter’s own time. Once earned, paramedic certification must be maintained and the Fire Fighter is required to function as a Fire Fighter/Paramedic for the duration of his/her career with the Toledo Fire and Rescue Department.

This position requires employees to work in set 24-hour shifts, including weekends and holidays.

 Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Good knowledge of firefighting tactics and procedures; good knowledge of firefighting apparatus and equipment; good knowledge of mathematics; good knowledge of procedures for handling hazardous materials; good knowledge of Toledo Fire Prevention Code and Ohio Basic Building Code; good knowledge of emergency medical care and rescue operations.
Working skill in the utilization of firefighting apparatus and equipment; working skill in functioning effectively under stressful conditions; working skill in identifying hazardous materials; working skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with others; working skill in the use of medical care techniques and equipment.
The City of Toledo provides excellent health and retirement benefits for its employees.
Health Insurance
The International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local 92, with funding from the City of Toledo, provides a self-funded medical plan that offers a broad network of healthcare services options for member firefighters.   For information about the Local 92 Health and Welfare Fund, please call: 419-244-8129.
Group Life Insurance
City of Toledo employees are covered by a group life insurance plan.
Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund
The City of Toledo is a member of the Ohio Police & Fire Pension Fund (“OP& F” or “Fund”). City of Toledo police officers and firefighters contribute 10.75% of their base annual salary to the Fund and the City contributes 24.00% of their base annual salary.
For more information about OP&F, please visit:
Deferred Compensation & 401(K) 
The City of Toledo offers a voluntary governmental 457(b) deferred compensation plan, which  is a retirement savings plan that allows eligible employees to supplement any existing retirement/pension benefits by saving and investing pre-tax dollars through salary deferral.
Contributions and any earnings are tax-deferred (both federal and state income taxes) until money is withdrawn. Withdrawals are taxed at ordinary income levels.
For more information about the Ohio Deferred Compensation click on this link:
The City of Toledo offers a voluntary pre-tax savings contributions retirement plan. The plan is commonly referred to as a 401(k).
Under the 401(k) plan, employees’ retirement savings contributions are deducted from an employee’s paycheck before taxation. The City does not make contributions on the employee’s behalf.  (Contributions are tax-deferred until withdrawn during retirement). Annual contributions to the 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum pre-tax annual contribution, as established by Internal Revenue Service regulations.
Roth 401(k)
The City of Toledo also offers a voluntary post-tax savings contributions retirement plan. This plan is commonly referred to as a Roth 401(k) Plan.
Under a Roth 401(k) Plan, employees’ retirement savings contributions are deducted from an employee’s paycheck on a post-tax basis.   Annual contributions to the Roth 401(k) plan are limited to a maximum post-tax annual contribution, as established by the Internal Revenue Service.
Firefighter Supplemental Questionnaire
*1. In order to be appointed in the as a Fire Fighter with the City of Toledo, an applicant must be at least 18 years of age upon original appointment (hire).

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*2. In order to be appointed in the as a Fire Fighter with the City of Toledo, an applicant cannot have reached his/her 35th birthday.

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*3. Are you eligible to work in the United States of America?
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*4. Possession of a valid driver’s license upon original appointment (hire) is required.

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*5. Possession of a high school diploma or General Education Development (GED) tests equivalency is required at the time of appointment (hire).

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*6. Will you need any reasonable accommodations during the testing process?
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*7. If you will need a reasonable accommodation during the testing process, please explain below.
*8. Are you a veteran of the Armed Forces?

If yes, please attach a copy of your DD-214 or Veterans’ Preference Letter to this application. The DD-214 must show the dates of active duty and the type of discharge received. A Preference Letter must be dated within the last six (6) months and must indicate the percentage of service-connected disability.

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*9. All notifications regarding the 2016 Fire Fighter Examination will be sent via email. You are responsible for entering your email address correctly on the application and for checking your email account regularly.

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