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Portage Fire Department Job Application


  1. 1. General Information
  2. 2. Personal Information
  3. 3. Education
  4. 4. Employment History
  5. 5. References
  6. 6. Disclaimer & Signature
  • General Information

    1. It is the policy of the City of Portage to provide a harassment-free and equal employment opportunity work environment for all applicants and employees without regard to race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, marital or veteran status, disability, or any other legally protected status. All departments are committed to complying with all applicable federal, state, and local regulations which provide protection from discrimination for various groups of applicants and employees. 

      Hiring process:

      • Applications will be taken year round.
      • Up to 3 hiring processes per year (if necessary):
        • Held in March, July, and November.
      • To apply, applicant must have:
        • Diploma or GED equivalent.
        • Valid Driver's License.
      • On date of the interview, applicant must have:
        • Successful completion of swim test and aerial climb within last 365 days (1 year).
        • Successful completion of written test within last 730 days (2 years). Applicant exempt from written test if any of the below apply:
          • Associates degree or higher.
          • Paramedic license.
          • Acceptance into accredited paramedic program (through the entrance testing process).
      • In order to be placed on the hiring list, applicant must score a minimum of 70%. This scoring includes:
        • Previous work history.
        • Certifications/Degrees.
        • Interview score.
      • In order to receive a job offer, candidate must:
        • Have minimum certification of Indiana EMT-B or the ability to obtain reciprocity. 
        • Have CPAT card within last 365 days (1 year).
        • Be at least 18 years old and less than 40 years or already enrolled in INPRS '77 plan.

      ***If candidate does not have all the above required completions and certifications within 60 days of hiring list being certified, candidate will be removed from hiring list. This does not prevent candidate from going through the next hiring process.

      Employment subject to background check, medical, and psychiatric evaluations. 

      More information can be found at 

      Contact Assistant Chief Himan with any questions. (219) 762-7404