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Capital City Fire & Rescue

  • Contact Information

    Capital City Fire & Rescue
    820 Glacier Ave
    Juneau, Alaska 99801
    Phone: 907-586-5322
    Department Website

Agency Added: 06/01/2016 | Last updated: 01/14/2019

Community Information

Looking for a challenge? An exciting career with multi-discipline Fire and EMS based services? Please take a moment and read about Capital City Fire Rescue below.

The City and Borough of Juneau is the capital city of the State of Alaska. It is the largest city located in Southeast Alaska. Access to Juneau can be made by either the Alaska Ferry System or commercial airline services. Juneau is the hub for travel throughout Southeast Alaska. The name of the city was in memoriam of Joe Juneau, a gold miner who found over 1,000 pounds of gold during his lifetime.

Juneau is centrally located in the Tongass National Forest, the largest temperate rainforest in North America. It is one of the most beautiful cities in America, experiencing a full range of seasons including the long daylight hours of an Alaskan summer. However, being located in a rainforest means that it does rain frequently, and residents excel at adapting to the conditions.

The Gastineau Channel bisects downtown Juneau and neighboring Douglas Island. Juneau is home to over 34,000 permanent residents and is visited by over 1,000,000 tourists each summer by cruise ship alone. From the Mendenhall Glacier to Admiralty Island, nature’s beauty can be seen all throughout its 3,255 square miles which makes it the third largest municipality in the United States and larger than the state of Delaware. If outdoor activities are a must, there is boating, snowboarding, hunting, and fishing galore.

Juneau is home to much natural beauty and along with this beauty there is much to do. Whether you would like to watch a live play at Perservence Theater, ski at Eaglecrest, kayak to the Mendenhall Glacier, fish in Auke Bay, hike over 250 miles of trails including the Chilkoot, or camp with your family at Eagle Beach, Juneau is truly a place of limitless fun. For families, Juneau boasts an award-winning school district, unique post-secondary opportunities, and impressively low crime rate making it perfect for raising a family.

Department Information

Capital City Fire Rescue is a phenomenal organization that serves the citizens and visitors of Juneau and the outlying communities throughout Southeast Alaska. CCFR is comprised of 46 dedicated full-time personnel and over 60 dedicated volunteer personnel who service the community. CCFR’s mission statement is “to serve and protect the community from life and property threatening emergencies in a competent, professional, and proactive manner.” This is accomplished by providing service through education, mitigation, prevention, and readiness.

CCFR responds to over 4,000 calls annually divided between 2 career and 3 volunteer stations. These calls range from structural firefighting and aircraft firefighting to medical emergencies and ice, water, rope, and high angle rescues. Additionally air rescue services are a regular activity with CCFR. EMS incidents account for approximately 80% of total call volume.

The career stations are staffed by a total of 12 personnel on a 24-shift with over 16 apparatus consisting of rescue boats, medic units, engines, trucks, and squad units. All apparatus are staffed to provide ALS service.

Career personnel work a 24 hour shift with 48 hours off. Career personnel are represented by IAFF Local 4303 and covered under collective bargaining. Career personnel are also allowed to carry pagers for larger incidents requiring more staffing needs. Additionally, career personnel may trade shifts as the need arises. Cross training is a must as each member may be called on to provide EMS, fire suppression, aircraft rescue firefighting, technical rope rescue, hazardous materials, and much more. Personnel are constantly interacting with the community whether it is through IAFF Local 4303’s Fill the Boot, CCFR’s cadet program which allows high school teenagers an opportunity to serve their community through their local fire department, or fire prevention education to the local school systems. Any one of these programs among others allow for service outside of the day to day operations of the department.

If you are a driven individual looking for an exciting place to grow, learn, and live, Capital City Fire Rescue is looking for outstanding individuals to join our team.

Area Information

  • Population: 32,406
  • # of staff: 46

Agency Requirements:

Category Requirement Required at time of..
Test Hire
Minimum Age 21 Years of Age.   X
High School Grad/ GED High School Diploma or GED. X  
Driver's License Required Alaska Driver’s License.   X
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Must be able to read and speak the English language. X  
EMT Certification Certification as a State of Alaska Emergency Medical Technician I or higher; OR Certification with the National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians as an EMT-Basic or higher.   X
Firefighter 1 Certification Certification as a State of Alaska Firefighter I or an equivalent certification as determined by the Fire Chief.   X
Other This agency allows out of state testing.    
CPAT All Candidates must successfully pass Capital City Fire/Rescue’s PAT.    
Multiple Scores from Same Applicant We only consider the most recent score    
Request/ Access Scores Once annually-every July unless the current eligibility list has been exhausted. At that time, a new eligibility list and testing will be scheduled outside the established testing dates.    

Current Hiring Status

Capital City Fire/Rescue is currently hiring for full-time, permanent positions and seasonal, permanent position.  The current hiring process will be utilized to fill the open positions as well as establish an eligibility list to be used to full future vacancies, which may occur within the next twelve months, subject to an interview and re-evaluation of the candidate's current job performance.  At the discretion of the Fire Chief, the eligibility list may be extended up to one year from the effective date.

Salary Information

$48,135 to $67,383 annually depending upon experience and level of certification.

Benefit Information