Phone: Administration: 239-433-0080 / Prevention-Inspections: 239-482-8030
South Trail Fire & Rescue District
Firefighter Application
Updated On: Sep 21, 2023

Firefighter Application

It will be your responsibility to return a completed application with all information and copies submitted clearly legible. Incomplete or illegible applications will be rejected. Applications need to be submitted in-person or by US Mail. 
 
   South Trail Fire and Rescue District
   5531 Halifax Ave.
   Fort Myers, FL 33912

Any questions, please contact Donnie Laubheimer, Director of Human Resources at (239) 433-0080 or dlaubheimer@southtrailfire.org

You will need to include the following material with your completed application:

Firefighter Minimum Requirements/Qualifications:

  • State of Florida Firefighter II, Certificate of Compliance.
  • Florida EMT Certification/License (must attain medical privileges with the District’s Medical Director within 90 days of appointment).
  • Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) attained within one year prior of application for employment. 
  • American Heart Association BLS Provider certification.
  • Must pass the District’s hiring process (Interview, Background Check, Medical Physical Exam, Psychological Exam, Pre-Employment Drug Testing). 
  • Must hold a valid Florida Driver License, within thirty (30) days of appointment, that allows for operation of District  vehicles; Incumbent must be insurable by District’s automobile insurance carrier.
  • Must maintain the minimum requirements of the State of Florida, as specified in F.S. 633.
  • Must be a non-user of tobacco, or tobacco-like products, in accordance with Florida law and District policy. 
  • Must successfully complete District’s Recruit Orientation Program.

Note: It is required that all credentials minimally required to hold the described position remain valid and current, in accordance with the authority issuing the credential, to remain in said position.     

Preferred:

  • Florida Paramedic Certification/License.
Base Step Pay

FF Recruit – $52,375 (approx. first 6 weeks of employment 40/hr/week assignment)

Letter from Chief - Hiring Standards/Recruit Orientation Program

Firefighter/EMT (with medical privileges)

24/48 Shiftwork

2912 hrs/year (no Kelly Day)

Base Annual Compensation

Upon Completion of Six Years of Service - Base Compensation

Florida State Retirement - Special Risk

Bargaining Unit Position

Additional Incentives Based on Qualifications

* 2023 - 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement

Firefighter/Paramedic (with medical privileges)

24/48 Shiftwork

2912 hrs/year (no Kelly Day)

Base Annual Compensation

Upon Completion of Six Years of Service - Base Compensation

Florida State Retirement - Special Risk

Bargaining Unit Position

Additional Incentives Based on Qualifications

* 2023 - 2024 Collective Bargaining Agreement


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Contact Info
South Trail Fire and Rescue District
5531 Halifax Ave.
Fort Myers, FL 33912
  Administration: 239-433-0080 / Prevention-Inspections: 239-482-8030

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