Careers in Fire Rescue

If you dream about becoming a Firefighter/EMT or Firefighter/Paramedic with Largo Fire Rescue, then start here to learn what it takes to make those dreams come true.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Ability to learn, after a period of schooling and training, a wide variety of firefighting (and EMS duties, for EMS employees) and methods, the inspection and operation of firefighting apparatus, equipment and tools
  • Ability to readily acquire a knowledge of computers, the street system and physical layout of the City. 
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions
  • Ability to successfully complete basic course of fire training prescribed. Some technical and mechanical aptitude

Training & Experience

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Possession of a valid Class E Florida Driver's License
  • Firefighter/Paramedic: Valid Florida Paramedic and Firefighter Certificates
  • Firefighter/EMT: Valid Florida EMT and Firefighter Certificates

Selection Requirements

  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Be a U.S. Citizen or eligible to work in the United States
  • Be a high school graduate or equivalent
  •  Possess a Florida firefighter certificate
  • Possess current Florida Paramedic certificate or current Florida EMT certificate
  • Must be a non-tobacco user for a minimum of 1 year prior to hire and thereafter
  • Neither have been convicted of a felony or of a misdemeanor, nor have plead nolo contendere to any charge
  • While on duty or in uniform, visible tattoos and/or body piercings are prohibited unless approved by the fire chief
  • Never have received a dishonorable discharge from any of the Armed Forces of the United States
  • Must possess a valid Florida Class E driver's license
  • Have passed a physical examination by a licensed physician in accordance with NFPA 1582 standards
  • Have a good moral character
  • Successfully complete a background investigation
  • View Grounds for Disqualification below

Functions & Duties of Firefighter/EMT

Functions & Duties of Firefighter/Paramedic

Grounds for Deferment or Disqualification