Indianapolis Fire Department is Conducting Firefighter Hiring Process

Applications will be accepted from  – August 1, 2016 to September 2, 2016 

Applicants apply here:


  • Requirements for Application

    Applicants Must:
  • Must be at least 21 years of age and not have reached 36 years of age by time of appointment to IFD
  • Must have a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have no felony convictions that have not been expunged by a court
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must be a US Citizen or legally able to work in the US
  • Must be willing to reside in Marion County or a contiguous count

Increased Eligibility New – this year 

If applicant has completed 20 years of Military Service with honorable discharge and will not exceed 40 years and 6 months of age at the time of appointment to IFD  – they are eligible to apply for a position as a firefighter.

Benefits of Employment

Salary:  1st Year   $39,446
             2nd  Year   $47,651
             3rd Year  $64,052

Insurance:  Life, dental and medical.

Pension: Eligible for retirement after 20 years; eligible for benefits at age 52. 
Vacation: Paid vacation in second year of service .  Kelly day every third week . 
Training:  On-duty physical fitness training.  22 weeks of Fire Science and EMS training . State certification as an EMT.