Firefighter Position

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic



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Coeur d'Alene Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic

Last updated on May 03, 2021
PST Partner Agency since March 11, 2021

Vacancy: 1

Testing Deadline: May 28, 2021.

Important Information

The deadline to complete your PST written exam is Friday, May 28, 2021, 5 p.m.  The City of Coeur d'Alene will accept any PST written exam scores from November 1, 2020, or later. 

Community Information

The City of Coeur d’Alene has a population of approximately 52,400 and is located in the Northern Idaho Panhandle. Coeur d’Alene offers a true, four-season climate and is a resort city on the northern shore of scenic Lake Coeur d’Alene.

In addition to the natural beauty and waterfront beaches and trails of the City, there are several lakes within 50 miles providing beaches for swimming and boat ramps for water access. Outdoor enthusiasts will enjoy the nearby local, state and federal parks for camping and hiking, numerous golf courses and five major winter ski areas which are all within 60 miles. Spokane, Washington, which is located 33 miles west of Coeur d’Alene, offers additional cultural amenities such as a symphony orchestra, Broadway productions, an international airport, award-winning wineries and live theater.

Department Information

The Coeur d'Alene Fire Department provides Fire, Rescue & EMS services that exceeded 8,000 calls for service last year. The department operates out of (4) stations that includes (1) Ladder Truck Company, (3) Engine Companies,  (1) Fire Boat and (2) ALS Ambulances. We have 57 line personnel that currently work a 48-96 shift schedule. For additional information please visit our website at:

Area Information

County: Kootenai
Population: 52,414 (2019)
# of Staff: 66

Hiring Status

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic has 1 vacancy.

The deadline to test for the next hiring cycle is May 28, 2021.

We are establishing a Firefighter-Paramedic eligibility list as required within our Civil Service Rules.

Salary Information

Base entry wage is $17.96 hourly, additional $3.39 hourly for Paramedic certification pay = $21.35 hourly (56 hour work week)

Base Firefighter wage range is $17.96 - $27.34 hourly (eligible for maximum wage in 5 years) plus applicable certification pay

Benefit Information

The City of Coeur d'Alene offers a very generous benefit package. Below is a brief overall summary of our general benefits. Depending on the position you are applying for, the position may fall under a specific bargaining group and as a result, may have benefits in addition to what is listed below.

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Retirement & Investment Plans:


  • Regence Blue Shield of Idaho
  • Employee covered 100%, low cost dependent coverage
  • Employees choosing to waive medical coverage due to other group coverage available, may receive a monthly contribution into their HRA VEBA plan.


  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Willamette Dental
  • Northwest Dental Benefits
  • 100% employer paid for employee and dependents

Life Insurance and Long Term Disability

  • Basic life insurance, line of duty death and Long Term Disability, 100% employer paid
  • Supplement life insurance available

Health Reimbursement Arrangement (HRA)- Pre and post-retirement health reimbursement arrangement. The city makes tax-free contributions into the eligible employee's account on a monthly basis.

Paid Leave:

  • 11 paid holidays
  • 12 hours vacation per month, increasing with years of service
  • 24 hours sick per month

Other Option Benefits:

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)- Comprehensive program that provides counseling for work, family, personal and financial issues.
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Pre-tax Flexible Spending Accounts
  • Supplement Life Insurance: for employee and spouse
  • Wellness Benefit

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic Requirements

Category Requirement Required at time of...
    Test Hire
Written Examination Yes, required
Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT) No, not required (may be required later)
Minimum Age 18
US Citizen/Lawful Permanent Resident US Citizen
High School Grad/ GED Yes
Driver's License Required Valid state driver's license required
Ability to Read & Write the English Language Yes
Vision Requirements Correctable to 20/20
Veterans Preference Points The City will require submission of your DD214 upon request, typically just prior to establishing ranked eligibility list. 
EMT Certification Yes
Paramedic Certification A current valid state certification or national registry certification is acceptable. 

Contact Information

Coeur d'Alene Fire Department - Firefighter/Paramedic

300 Foster Ave
Coeur d'Alene, ID 83814 Kootenai County


Agency Test Requirements
Written Examination: Yes, required
CPAT: No, not required (may be required later)

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