Firefighter Written Examination Registration
For more information, contact the Human Resources Department at 785-368-3867.
The City of Topeka Fire Department offers many career opportunities for those interested. The City of Topeka is an Equal Opportunity employer.
*Note: Firefighter positions which are designated in the bargaining unit by the Kansas Public Employees Relations Board are represented by the International Association of Fire Fighters (IAFF) Local #83. Wages, hours of work and working conditions are subject to contract negotiations.
Work Shifts |
Salary And Benefits |
Work 24 hours (am to am) - off 24 hours (am to am).
The rotation: work - off - work - off - off - off - off.
$3,196.29 per month 2017
All City employees are paid every other Friday (normally 26 pay periods per year).
Employees receive overtime pay as provided by the current IAFF contract or City Ordinance (whichever is applicable).
10 recognized holidays per year.
7 days per year.
New firefighters receive an initial issue of uniforms and equipment.
City self-insured plan through Blue Cross-and Blue Shield.
Through Kansas Police and Fire Retirement System. Employees pay 7% of gross salary. Retirement pay is based on 2.5% of final average salary for each year of service. Maximum retirement of 80% for 32 years of service.
Provides $75,000.00 life insurance policy and pays 85% of premium while employed with the Topeka Fire Department. Provides payment for certain medical expenses for “Duty Connected” injuries of member.
The City of Topeka provides Workers Compensation benefits for all firefighters injured or disabled at work.
Firefighters and their immediate families are eligible for membership.
Register for the firefighter examination
To become a firefighter with the City of Topeka, you must meet the following minimum qualifications:
Employees are required, throughout their employment, to retain certification by the State of Kansas as an Emergency Medical Technician (EMT). All recertification training and supplies will be furnished by the Fire Department at no cost to the employee.
To become EMT certified, you must successfully complete an approved course of instruction.