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Job Opportunities

You need to join our team of elite and selfless first responders! Our Firefighter/EMT’s and Firefighter/Paramedics respond to all Fire Alarms, Car Accidents, Hazmat and Technical Rescue calls, and EMS calls as a integral member of our team!! Which includes but not limited to- assisting in extinguishing fires to protect lives and property, administering first aid including all approved BLS and ALS interventions, extrication of trapped victims, hazardous materials and technical ropes rescue incidents, as well as inspecting buildings for fire hazards to ensure compliance with fire prevention ordinances.

Current Positions Available                                         Testing Dates

No current openings                                                     Spring of 2024, date to be announced


      ** Applications are always accepted**  


The North Platte Fire Department (NPFD) is dedicated to your success. This is a rewarding career with great pay, benefits and time off. Personnel work a Kelly style shift which means you work 24 hours on-duty followed by 24 hours off-duty, once you have worked five shifts, you go on Kelly days (six days off in a row).

NPFD offers lateral entry level positions as well as un-certified entry level positions. All hired personnel will complete a six-month probationary training period in which they will complete Firefighter I and II. Within the first year of service, if not already certified, the trainee will complete National Registry EMT and Hazardous Materials Technician, at the employer’s expense.


Firefighter                                 Paramedic

$17.09 – $24.19                         $19.66 – $27.81

($49,700 – $70,400)                   ($57,200 – $80,900)

**Lateral level based on experience**


NPFD offers the following:

Health Insurance: 90% Employer / 10% Employee

Dental and Vision included

Life Insurance: $40,000/employee, $5,000 Spouse, $1,000 Dependents

Retirement: 401K with city doubling match @ 13%

Tuition Assistance: Provided for approved, job-related classes or degrees



Vacation – up to 240 hours per year based on length of service

Holidays – 10 paid holidays plus one floating holiday

Sick Leave – Earn 24 hours of paid sick leave per month of service

Emergency Personal Leave – 48 hours per year (some restrictions apply)

Educational Leave – Provided upon request (subject to approval)


Check us out @ North Platte Fire Department  or   NPFD/Facebook

Applications can be submitted online at:   APPLY HERE

Are you eligible to become a firefighter?   ELIGIBILITY

What is the testing process?    TESTING

Send completed application to: Application Submission

Study Guide and Practice Test: NFST Exam

Applicants will receive confirmation of receipt of completed application. Applications will be kept on file for two years. When a testing date is set, you will contacted with the date and time of the written Civil Service and agility testing. Upon successful completion of these tests, applicant will be given a date and time for oral interviews.