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.