Salary and Benefits

Annual Base Pay 
  • Apprentice I $40,420.29
  • Firefighter/EMT-B or Paramedic only $50,481.99
  • Firefighter/Paramedic $57,533.72 - $67,478.93

In addition, members may be eligible for:

Paramedic pay
  • $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

Time 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.  

Medical, dental, and life insurance is offered.

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.

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