The St. George Fire Departmet is currently accepting applications for reserve firefighters.


Must be 18 years of age

Must possess a valid Utah driver's license

Must live within the St. George city limits


The position will remain open until enough applications are received.  Once the position is closed and the applications are reviewed, the following steps are taken:


1.  Orientation meeting for applicants and spouses

2.  Physical agility test

3.  Written test

4.  Interview

5.  St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy


The St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy is necessary to obtain the required certifications which include Firefighter Level I and Level II, Hazardous Materials Awareness, Hazardous Materials Operations, and CPR/AED certifications.  Even if you already have any of these certifications, you must complete the academy.  The St. George Firefighter Recruit Academy teaches firefighting techniques that are specific to this geographical area and ensures all firefighters are at the same level of expertise when starting at the department.   


The Firefighter Recruit Academy takes about three months to complete.  Typically, recruits will meet twice weekly in the evening and all day on Saturday. 


The Firefighter Recruit Academy is held once a year.  Please be advised that you may not hear from the department immediately after you submit an application, but all applications are held until the next academy.  At that time, anyone still interested and eligible will be given an opportunity to participate.  Please do not reapply if you have not been contacted.  Instead, please contact us using the information below to check on the status of your application.



Reserve firefighters do not receive a wage, but do receive benefits through the City of St. George.  The requirements for a reserve firefighter include, but are not limited to:

o   Residing in the fire district they are assigned to.

o   Attending weekly evening training sessions. 

o   Sleeping at a Station on a rotating schedule.


Click here to view the full reserve firefighter requirements


Click here to view open positions and apply



St. George Fire Department