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Fire Department Employment

The Salinas Fire Department is a premier fire department in Monterey County. We are leaders in training and strive to be the best in our profession. This profession has rewards that few others can boast. To be a Salinas Firefighter it takes dedication and hard work.

To achieve the dream of being a firefighter is a marathon not a sprint. There will be many things required of you beyond the minimum qualifications. You must be physically strong, have a mental ability to reason, understand mechanical and cognitive issues, as well as having a drive and desire to serve the residents of Salinas.

If you  would like to become a Firefighter for the City of Salinas, we encourage you to read the informational packet and to contact the City of Salinas Human Resources Department at (831) 758-7231 for an Interest Card. We encourage everyone to visit their local Fire Station and talk with the firefighters.  Here you will be able to see first-hand the demands and rewards of the career and profession we love so much.