Fort Smith Fire Department Looking To Hire More Firefighters

FORT SMITH, Ark. (KFSM) — The Fort Smith Fire Department is recruiting people who are motivated to help those in need.

No prior experience is needed to apply, you just need a high school diploma and must be between ages 18 and 35.

There is a three-part test: a handwritten test, agility test and an interview.

"It's a lot of fun, you get to go in and basically you're in there with you and your captain,” said said Samuel Schleiff, Pipeman at Station 2A. “You get to have a lot of fun, put out some fires, potentially save a life. You never know what you're gonna get called on,” said Schleiff.

Recruits cannot have any felonies or be on trial for any felonies in order to become a firefighter.

The starting pay for a Fort Smith firefighter is around $33,000, with benefits and retirement.

You can get more information by calling 479-783-4052.

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