Career Information


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Employment as a Firefighter / Emergency Medical Technician (EMT)

Our objective is to attract the highest quality individuals to join our team and provide excellent service to our community at all times.

The Junction City Fire Department (JCFD) provides fire suppression for the City of Junction City as well as Advanced Life Support care and transport. JCFD also provides Technical Rescue as a member of Kansas Task Force 2, Water Rescue to all residents of Geary County. The JCFD is a full-time paid department. Our current rotation consists of 24 hours on duty, 48 hours off duty with the potential for Emergency call back as needed. All members of the department perform both firefighting and EMS duties.

Minimum Qualifications & Requirements

Valid high school diploma or equivalent GED (Required)

Emergency Medical Technician (EMT, AEMT or EMT-P) certification Approved by the State of Kansas Board of Emergency Medical Service (KBEMS) or acceptable reciprocity qualification approved by the KBEMS (Required).

Details: Current CPAT is required. Salary is based on the EMT level of certification.  Once hired the individual will have 1 year to relocate within a 30 minutes response from the assigned station. This is required only after the individual has successfully completed their probationary period.

Preferred Qualifications

  • National Registry Emergency Medical Technician (EMT; AEMT; Paramedic)
  • NFPA 1001 Firefighter I or II International Fire Service Accreditation Congress (IFSAC)
  • National Professional Qualifications Board (Pro Board®)


JCFD firefighters begin with an estimated annual salary of:

  • EMT - $45,201.60
  • AEMT - $50,078.00
  • Paramedic - $ 54,779.20


  • Deferred Compensation
  • Dental Insurance
  • Health Insurance Package Options
  • Injury and Family Medical Leave
  • Life Insurance
  • Sick and Vacation Leave

The City furnishes all uniforms and firefighting gear with the exception of belts and shoes for station wear. A yearly $200 allowance is also offered to members that are not in their probationary status to purchase gear or uniforms.


Through Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System (KP&F). Employees pay 7.15% of their gross salary on automatic deductions. Retirement pay is based on 2.5% of final average salary for each year of service. Maximum retirement of 90% for 36 years of service.

Fireman’s Relief Association Provides life insurance policy and pays 85% of the premium while employed with the Junction City Fire Department. In addition, it also provides accident and sickness insurance.

Please note: Firefighter positions which are designated in the bargaining unit by the Kansas Public Employees Relations Board are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local Number 3309. Wages, hours of work, and working conditions are subject to contract negotiations.