• Multiple Position(s) Available
  • Wage: $1,699.92 - $2,387.88 bi-weekly
  • Benefits Offered
  • Testing Required With Appointment
  • Available Until: 5:00 pm CST, October 9, 2022

**Mark your calendar with the following dates**

Oct 9 - Applications Due
Oct 12 - Invitation to Test emails sent
Oct 17 - Replies to test invites are due
Oct 20, 21 & 22 - Written/Physical Ability Testing - times are TBD
Nov 7 & 8 - Structured Interviews
Nov 16 - Conditional Offers Made
Nov 21 - Deadline to Accept Conditional Offer
Dec 5 - 16 - Pre-employment Testing
Dec 21 - Final Offers Made
Jan 30 - Academy Start Date



Fire and Rescue


The Firefighter-EMT is a dual role position having emergency medical care responsibilities in addition to firefighter duties.  Depending on the nature of the emergency, the Firefighter-EMT will suppress fires, perform rescues and extrication, provide basic life support medical intervention, and other hazard control activities.  Work is often carried out under stressful conditions in the presence of physical, environmental, contagious disease, and chemical hazards. 


  • High school diploma or GED at time of application.
  • By date of hire, must be 18 years of age or older.
  • Legally authorized to work in the United States.
  • Position subject to annual NFPA 1582 physical, department determined annual physical ability test, and SCBA fit test.


  • Valid Nebraska driver’s license along with ability to be insured by the city’s insurance carrier to drive city vehicles.
  • State of Nebraska EMT license must be obtained within 1 year of hire and maintained throughout duration of employment.
  • Firefighter I and Firefighter II (IFSAC or ProBoard certified) must be obtained within 1 year of hire.
  • NIMS ICS 100, 200, 700, 800 must be obtained within 6 months of hire.

Experience must be verifiable.  IFSAC or ProBoard certification to Firefighter I.

If offered a conditional offer of employment, the following items must be completed: a thorough background investigation, drug screen, medical examination, physical assessment, psychological examination, fingerprinting, and sign an employment commitment agreement.

Residency Requirement

Must reside 30 miles from duty station, per Google maps within six (6) months of hire date.


The Hastings Fire and Rescue Department operates with three shifts. Each shift is on duty for 24 hours, and off for 48 hours. Employees are required to work holidays and weekends. Wages are based on 54 hours per week. 


Interested individuals may apply online (link available at top of this page).

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1228 N Denver Ave
Hastings, NE 68901

Deadline to apply: 5:00 pm CST, October 9, 2022

EOE/M/F/D/Drug & Alcohol Free Workplace/E-verify Participant
This position is subject to veteran's preference per Neb. statute 48-225 thru 48-227.