- Fire Department
- Firefighter (Recruit) Sponsorship Program
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The Daytona Beach Fire Department offers two full-time paid options for our Firefighter (Recruit) Sponsorship Program. The program offers full-time pay with benefits along with department paid tuition (in-state rate), books, and other program expenses. Once the two required programs are complete, candidate becomes a full-time Daytona Beach Firefighter with benefits commensurate the position.
The Non-Certified Process, is for candidates who do not possess either of the required certifications (Fire and EMT). The Single Cert/Current Student Process, is for candidates who have completed or are actively enrolled in one of the required programs and will be sponsored for the remaining certification.
Within 15 months of full-time Firefighter status, department will pay for employee to attend an approved Paramedic Program. Once employee is a cleared Paramedic, they will begin receiving additional annual incentive pay (currently $5,824).
Applicant will be required to successfully obtain a State of Florida Firefighter Certificate of Compliance and a State of Florida Emergency Medical Technician license.
Level 1; Starting Salary $36,592 Level 1 - Enrollment into first certificate program, at which time the student will be paid with benefits as a 40 hour employee with the Daytona Beach Fire Department.
Applicants will have already received one of the two required certificates (Firefighter Certificate of Compliance or EMT Certificate) or are actively enrolled in one of the required programs.
Level 2 enrollment is when one certificate has already been earned and applicant is or will be enrolling in the second required program.
Starting Salary $46,592
20-Year Pension Plan (3% multiplier)
Health, Dental, Life Insurance Options
One On/Two Off (24/48) Work Schedule
10-Day per Month Work Schedule (once dual certified)
Special Detail Pay = $40/hr
Paramedic Incentive = $5,824 ($2.00/hr)
Several Other Incentives Pays: Fire Officer Certifications, Special Teams, Relief Driver, SCBA Repair Tech
Educational Pay = Associates Degree $600/year, Bachelor’s Degree $1,320/year
Educational Reimbursement = $1,000/year