Job Opportunity: El Dorado, Arkansas Accepting Applications Deadline: March 30

We are Accepting Applications for Firefighter/EMT

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The El Dorado Fire Department is currently accepting applications for Entry-Level Firefighter.  The starting salary is approximately $29,000 – $35,000 per year- DOQ, DOE.  The El Dorado Fire Department provides Fire Prevention, Fire Suppression, Rescue, Haz-Mat, and Advanced Life Support EMS transports within the City limits of El Dorado, Arkansas

Benefits include:

·         Individual health insurance paid by the City (family plans available)

·         Membership in LOPFI pension system

·         Education Incentives

·         Training opportunities

·         Certification/License Maintenance

All candidates must participate in the Civil Service Testing procedures to be eligible for hire.  This includes a written test, a physical agility test, an oral interview, and a comprehensive criminal background check.  All candidates must pass with at least 70% to be considered for hire.

If hired, all candidates will be required to obtain Firefighter I and Firefighter II certificates as prescribe by the Arkansas Fire Training Academy, as well as, obtain and EMT-Basic License recognized by the Arkansas Department of Health within the one year probationary period.  Prior certification desired, but not required.

The El Dorado Civil Service Commission requires that all Uniform employees live within 30 miles of the city limits of El Dorado, 90 days from completion of probationary period.  All employees are also required to pass a medical physical after initial employment.

Interested candidates can inquire with the El Dorado Fire Administration offices at 870-881-4855, or download an application HERE


The El Dorado Fire Department Operates 4 Stations within the City Limits of El Dorado, Arkansas.

Services provided include, but not limited to:

Fire Suppression/Prevention

General Information

The Department staffs three (3), 24 hours/day shifts.

Central Station houses an Engine, a Ladder, and a Shift Commander

Station #2 Houses: Engine 2 and Medic 2, as well as a reserve engine, a reserve medic unit, and the technical rescue unit.

Station #3 Houses: Engine 3, Medic 3, and a Mass Casualty Response unit

Station #4 Houses: Engine 4 , Medic 4, and a Haz-Mat response unit

El Dorado Fire Department runs both the Fire/Rescue and Emergency Medic Services for the city of El Dorado AR.

If your interested in working in the Fire and EMS fields then download the application below, print it, fill it out, and turn it into the Fire Administration Office on the top floor of City Hall (204 N West Ave) or at the front office of Central Fire Station (200 N West Ave).

Click Here For Application

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