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Lateral Firefighter-EMT-Basic

City of Milton

Listing Summary

The Milton Fire-Rescue Department seeks applicants for their department to serve as Lateral Firefighter-EMT-Basic. The rapidly growing City of Milton is located in north Metro Atlanta and its 38 square mile response territory offers a mix of  residential and business development, several smaller live-work-play community areas, and a large area of rolling pasture and countryside. The fire department has a budgeted staff of 64 highly trained and professional all-career firefighters assigned to prevention, training, support services, and operations. Among other specializations, the Department offers  advanced life support to its citizens and automatic/mutual aid partners as well as a metro-leading Technical Large Animal Emergency Rescue unit.  

Basic Job Duties:

The responsibilities of Milton Firefighters include responding to fire, rescue, and medical emergency calls for protection of life and property; providing community services and public education; maintaining equipment, apparatus, and stations; and training to maintain certifications and improve fire, rescue, and EMS skills.

Minimum Requirements:

High school diploma or GED, a valid driver’s license, a satisfactory driving record, and the ability to maintain/obtain a Georgia Driver's License and pass a criminal background check are required. The ability to earn and/or maintain certification as a firefighter and Paramedic is required.

Required qualifications include certification as NPQ Firefighter 1 and 2, and Georgia Paramedic certification and a minimum of 12 months previous experience and/or training involving firefighting and basic emergency medical care; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience. Out-of-state applicants will be required to pass the Georgia Firefighter Certification test to attain certification.


Milton offers a highly competitive salary and benefit package, including:

  • Salary beginning at $50,150
  • Education Stipend of $1,000 AA, $2,000 BA, $3,000 MA
  • $2,500 built-in overtime
  • Generous defined contribution retirement plan with up to a 200% match.
  • Health Insurance & Life Insurance
  • Up to 17 shifts Paid Time Off (PTO) based on seniority
  • Tuition reimbursement with approved program
  • Annual enhanced NFPA 1582 wellness physicals
  • 12 paid holidays, a $2500 Average

To apply for this position: please download and complete application and email it to 

Hiring and Examination Process:

Step 1: Application and qualifications review.

Step 2:  EMS skills evaluation scenarios, all of which will be held on the same day

  • EMT-Basic EMS skills evaluation scenarios
  • Peer panel interview
  • Physical Agility test
  • Chief’s panel interview

Step 3: Conditional job offer letter background check and pre-employment medical assessment.

Step 4: One-week in-house academy orientation.

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