The Pine Strawberry Fire District is a full service fire and medical department. We are located in the pines just under the Mogollon Rim in Central Arizona. Our coverage area extends north onto the Rim and south to the Tonto Natural Bridge, west to Fossil Creek and east to Camp Geronimo, with lots of area in between. Our primary district is 10 square miles with about 3000 full time residents and a major influx of visitors on most weekends.
We are a fully qualified structure fire department with 15 full time members and 6 reserves. We also perform full EMS and mutual aid services for a large area surrounding the district, bounded by the Payson, Blue Ridge, and Copper Canyon FD's. We have a Certificate of Necessity (CON) and three ambulances, performing 911 response and transport functions.
The Pine Strawberry Fire District is also in a major Wildland Urban Interface (WUI) area and is first due for wildland fires in the area. In addition, we have a robust cooperative program with the AZ DFFM. Our trucks and personnel have worked wildland assignments all over the west and as far away as North Carolina.
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The Pine Strawberry Fire District is now accepting applications for the positions of Reserve Firefighter EMT and Reserve Firefighter Paramedic. Starting pay for Reserve Firefighter EMT is $15 per hour once shift qualified. Starting pay for Reserve Firefighter Paramedic is $18 per hour once shift qualified. Until shift qualified pay is minimum wage up to $15 per hour depending on qualifications. The shift qualification process may be accelerated depending on experience and qualifications. Below is a downloadable/fillable employment application, along with a list of required documentation to include with the application. To apply, fill out the application below and email it to email@example.com, drop it off at our Administrative Office at 3741 North Prince Drive; Pine, AZ 85544, or mail it to PO Box 441; Pine, AZ, 85544. Please include copies of documentation for all minimum requirements and certifications. For further information or if you have any questions please contact Pine Strawberry Fire District Reserve Coordinator Bill Potter at (928) 476-4272.
Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent
Must possess a valid Arizona Driver License (or other US state, as long as AZ license is obtained prior to employment)
Firefighter 1 and 2 and HAZMAT Operations certifications
NWCG S-130, S-190, L-180 (unless included in S-130), and I-100 certifications
Current EMT or CEP certification
Current CPR certification, and current PALS, ACLS, and PHTLS certifications for CEP’s
Successful completion of the PSFD Physical Performance Assessment (PPA) (A medical clearance must be provided by the applicant prior to participation.)
Successful completion of the NWCG Arduous Work Capacity Test (A medical clearance must be provided by the applicant prior to participation.)
Successful completion of a fingerprint-based background check, along with a reference/employment check
Applicants will also participate in an oral board interview and a Chief’s interview.