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Pre-Employment Requirements:

1.  An oral interview with Fire Chief and Command officers.
2.  Physical Abilities Test. This is a Pass/Fail ONLY. Will take Firefighter Mile if within the last calendar year.
A) If fail, no retake that day. May be rescheduled during next test dates.
B) If pass, you will go on to the next step.
3. Physical by Physician at your cost.
4. Must sign for Background Check.

1.  Must be available to commit to first available Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) course. This course could be held Tuesdays and Thursdays or Mondays and Wednesdays depending on course location. The EMT class will last four (4) months and the class is 120 hours.
2. Upon completion of EMT course, you must attend the State of Ohio 36 hour Basic Firefighting class. This class will be held at Rossford Fire Station.
NOTE: Both of the above courses are required to be a City of Rossford Fire Department employee.
3. You must attend weekly drills held every Monday in the evening from 1800-2100. Must be present for 3 of the 4 monthly drills. May only be excused from drill by Assistant Chief or Fire Chief.
4. During your first year, your EMS and Fire call attendance will be closely monitored and evaluated regularly. After Midnight response as well.
5. During your first year you will be assigned a Field Training Officer (FTO) who will be responsible for you and your progress as a City of Rossford Firefighter. Any problems that you may have during probationary year you will contact your FTO.
6. All new employees will sign a schooling reimbursement contract for both Fire and EMS training.

Probationary One Year Evaluation:
At the end of your first year, all your evaluations will be reviewed. Based on set criteria, you will then be made a regular employee or if all training hasn’t been met, your probationary period may be extended or employment terminated.

Minimum Requirements:

Applicants must be 18 years of age to be eligible to participate in the Physical Abilities Test.
Physical Ability Examination
Information on the Firefighter Physical Ability Examination can be viewed here.
Medical Standards:
A medical waiver of liability prior to the Physical Ability Test must be signed and witnessed the day of testing.
Directions to the Test Site:
133 Osborn St. Rossford, Ohio 43460 
Phone 419-666-0210 ext. 230