Grinnell Chamber


Full time
Posted: 09/13/2023
Grinnell, IA
Patrick Duffey


The Grinnell Fire Department is currently taking applications for the position of Full-Time Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic.


The Grinnell Fire Department is currently expanding to offer ALS ambulance transport services to the City of Grinnell and surrounding areas. With this added service, we are seeking candidates who are dedicated to both Fire and EMS response. Paramedics are preferred, however, EMTs seeking to further their education are encouraged to apply, tuition for Paramedic school will be paid by the department for those who are hired. We will be hiring four (4) new firefighter/EMS positions by the end of the year.


  • 24/48 shift rotation.
  • Respond to all emergency situations that are requested. The Grinnell Fire Department provides fire response, EMS response, Haz-mat response, and rescue response.
  • Conduct fire prevention services, school visits, and assisting with commercial inspections, and smoke detectors inspections for private residence.
  • Ability to operate an emergency vehicle per departmental protocols.
  • Perform fire suppression and rescue as needed.
  • Perform Hazardous Materials operations level response and containment.
  • Perform patient assessments and deliver quality patient care.
  • Provide transportation for patients in a safe and efficient manner.
  • Documentation of pre-hospital care.
  • Attending and assisting with departmental training.
  • Perform basic vehicle and equipment maintenance.
  • Perform daily vehicle and equipment inspections.
  • Maintains EMS certifications.
  • Respond to “All-Call” type emergencies as needed.


  • MFPRSI retirement system.
  • Medical, dental, vision insurance available.
  • Life Insurance, Accidental death/disability insurance
  • Department sponsored EMS certifications.
  • Paramedic school tuition for those required to attend.
  • Personal time, vacation time, sick time.
  • Longevity pay increase.
  • No residency requirements.
  • Up to $2,000/year for those who choose to live within city limits.



  • Highschool diploma/GED.
  • Have or can obtain a valid Iowa driver’s license.
  • Valid Iowa EMT certification, or the ability to get reciprocity.
  • Firefighter I within 1 year of service, Firefighter II within 2 years of service.
  • Enrolled in Paramedic school within first 2 years of service.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Be at least 18 years of age and no older than 65 years of age, on test date.
  • Hold a valid Iowa driver’s license at time of hire and be able to maintain it throughout employment.
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED certificate.
  • Firefighter I certified within one year of appointment, Firefighter II within two years of appointment.
  • Must have an Iowa EMT certification, or the ability to obtain reciprocity, at the time of hire and maintain EMS certifications as required by the department during employment.
  • Non-Tobacco User

How to Apply: Send Resume and completed Firefighter application to Patrick Duffey, EMS Administrator/Asst. Fire Chief, 1020 Spring St, Grinnell IA  50112 or email (Only applications titled "Grinnell Fire Department Application for Employment" will be accepted. Do not use the links in the Tools to the right of this posting.)

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