Fire Department Employment

To work for the City of Lebanon Fire Department personnel must possess IFSAC Missouri Firefighter 1 and 2 certifications. Along with firefighter certifications personnel must be licensed as a Missouri Emergency Medical Technician, basic or intermediate, or Paramedic. Additional training and certifications are also helpful, such as NIMS 100, 200, 300, 400, 700, and 800 along with Haz-Mat Technician certification, Fire Officer 1, and Fire Instructor 1.

The hiring process for the Lebanon Fire Department includes successful completion of the Tri-State Alliance testing, resume and application review, an interview panel, and finally an interview with the Fire Chief. Candidates selected for hire must also be approved by the Fire Board and Lebanon City Council.

Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance


The City of Lebanon Fire Department is proud to be part of the Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance. The Alliance is a consortium developed to provide Fire Service agencies in Missouri, Kansas, and Oklahoma pre-hire testing for firefighters. Currently 10 area fire departments utilize the Tri-State Fire Recruitment Alliance to hire entry level firefighters. The Tri-State Alliance conducts 2 – 3 testing processes each year across the southwest region of Missouri. Test sites are typically held in Lebanon, Joplin, and Rogersville. The tests consist of a video written exam and a physical agility.

The process allows potential candidates with various levels of training and certifications to register with the Alliance and complete a written and physical ability assessment test. Upon successful completion the names of the candidates and applicable professional qualifications will be placed in a database pool. Each agency will select candidates for further consideration from the pool that meet their specific prerequisite requirements. The names of candidates who successfully pass both tests will remain in the pool database for 12 months from the date of the test. There is a $75.00 registration fee charged to candidates to take the two tests.

For further information, test dates and locations, which are also advertised locally, persons interested in employment as a firefighter can visit the Tri-State Fire Alliance Testing Page.

This regional approach to firefighter candidate testing has benefits for both the candidates and the participating agencies. Candidates looking to enter the fire service industry can test once to be considered by a number of potential employers. This reduces time, effort, and cost of multiple testing. For fire agencies collaborative testing provides for test validation, regional uniformity, reduced resource utilization for recruitment and broader candidate pools.

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