Apprentice II & Paramedic only $54,590.55 +FLSA overtime
Firefighter/Paramedic $62,146.60, $3000 sign on bonus, +FLSA overtime , $200 for Paramedic (after FTO process)
In addition, members may be eligible for:
$200 per month
Education and Certification pay (per month)
$ 75 Intermediate Firefighter Certification
$100 Associates Degree
$125 Advanced Firefighter Certification
$150 Bachelors Degree
$150 Master Firefighter Certification
$100 Bi-lingual Pay
Longevity pay (per month)
$4 for each year of service
Specialty pay (per month)
$100 Specialty Teams
Shift Duty Assignments 24 on, 48 off
7.5 Shifts of vacation per year
5 Holidays per year
10 hours per month of sick time
Firefighter Pension Firefighters participate in the Longview Firefighters Relief and Retirement Fund. Firefighters contribute 15% with a city match 19%. Minimum retirement age is 55 with a maximum benefit of 60-75% of top 5 year average pay. Firefighters do not pay into Social Security.
Insurance Medical, dental, and life insurance is offered.
Uniforms Firefighters are issued uniforms and structural firefighting gear. An allowance of $400 per year is available for replacement uniforms.
Tuition and Certification Reimbursement The City of Longview offers 100% reimbursement of approved college tuition and required fees (excluding books) to employees involved in occupation related courses on a degree plan.