Murray Firefighter Hiring Tips

General tips for success while you’re around firefighters:

  • Remember first impressions count.
  • It’s not a job interview. We want to know the type of person you are. Try and be yourself.
  • Be respectful. Don’t interrupt. Be an active listener. Engage in a dialogue.
  • Be professional. Make sure you ask thoughtful questions and don’t reiterate the same question over and over.
  • Be mindful. Don’t ask sensitive questions. Ask questions about the job NOT personal questions about the firefighter.
  • Be considerate. 

Questions to consider asking:

  • Are all fire departments the same? If not, then what makes Murray Fire different?
  • What do you think I need to know before I get into this career?
  • What is the most useful life skillset that translates into being a successful firefighter?
  • What helps make you stand out as a firefighter candidate?
  • How do you handle some of the negative aspects of the job?
  • Do you think there is a cumulative effect from the calls that you go on?

Education Suggestions:

  • Any degree is great to have, however a fire science and health promotions, business management, or other related fields are suggested but none are required.
  • Your first class is likely to be your EMT.
  • A Paramedic license with a great attitude is your number one piece of education that makes you valuable. 75% of our calls will be medical related.  
  • We often send new recruits through a fire academy, but if you have already been through a recruit class this may also be helpful.
  • Any specialty courses are great to have. (Hazmat, fire inspector, water rescue, and many more)

If you have further questions, feel free to contact our Main Fire Station at 801-264-2780