Candidate Requirements

Pursuant to Ark. Code Ann. § 14-51-301(b)(1)(B)(i) and § 1, Act 743 of the Regular Session, 2007; no person shall be eligible for appointment to any position in the fire department who has not arrived at the age of twenty-one (21) years or who has arrived at the age of thirty-five (35) years; the maximum age limit for appointment does not apply to any person who has at least two (2) years of previous experience as a paid firefighter with another fire department and whose years of experience as a paid firefighter when subtracted from the person’s age leaves a remainder of not more than thirty-two (32) years. Candidates must:

  1. Be a U.S. Citizen
  2. Have a high school diploma or GED
  3. NOT have any felony convictions
  4. Possess a valid driver’s license

Candidates who receive a passing score on the initial exam must also pass the following to be considered for employment:

  1. The physical agility test is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 6 minutes and 30 seconds. In addition to the physical agility test all candidates must complete an aerial ladder climb, the climb is "PASS" or "FAIL" and must be completed within 5 minutes. The agility test is held at the CFD training facility (1525 Sturgis Rd). Candidates must arrive by 7:00 a.m. to check in. Gates will lock at 7:00 a.m.
  2. Physical exam
  3. The Conway Fire Department will contact you when the following documentation is needed - Complete background investigation along with a completed Background Packet with required documentation including recent photograph, certified copy of birth certificate, high school transcripts, and if applicable GED certificate and grades, copy of college transcripts, and DD 214 Military Discharge

Starting pay for an entry-level firefighter is $41,541 annually.

Educational/Vocational Qualification points (maximum of 5) will be awarded for the following:

Three (3) points shall be awarded for Firefighter I and II certifications through or approved by Arkansas Fire Academy

Five (5) points shall be awarded for Arkansas Paramedic License or Nationally Registered Paramedic

Two (2) points shall be awarded for Arkansas EMT License

The City of Conway is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religions, sex, national origin, marital or veteran status, political status, disability status, or legally protected status. Females and minorities are encouraged to apply.