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Current Job Openings

The Pembroke Pines Fire Department (PPFD) hires throughout the year on an as-needed basis. The PPFD utilizes National Testing Network to create a list of eligible candidates for hire. For more information, visit the National Testing Network site. Select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department. 

Once a list is compiled, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department will contact candidates on the list and invite them to participate in further stages of the selection process. The hiring process takes approximately 90 days to complete. Each candidate will partake in an oral interview, an application and review process, a background check, a polygraph test, and a medical examination.

Applications are provided at the end of the oral interview process. 

Note: Do not call or email the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department or Human Resources Department.


General duty firefighting and prehospital emergency medical world in the protection of life and prosperity through the application of standard tactical methods and procedures.


All applicants must provide proof of the following at time of application.
  • Birth certificate
  • Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) and FireTEAM test from National Testing Network
  • Bureau of Fire Standards & Training Certificate of Compliance
  • EVOC- Emergency Vehicle Operator Course
  • Copy of DD-214 if applicable
  • High School Graduate or GED
  • State of Florida EMT or paramedic license
  • Valid Florida drivers license
During the recruitment period, applicants meeting the above requirements will be scheduled for the following City of Pembroke Pines fire department hiring process.
  • Background investigation
  • Medical exam
  • Oral interview
  • Polygraph exam

Salary Information

If department standards are met: Fire department salary - $44,528.64, Paramedic - $53,040.00

Message From the Fire Chief


The Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department has six fire stations which have personnel who provide service to over 150,380 residents covering an area of 37 plus square miles.

I invite you to learn more about our Fire Department by perusing through our website.

- John Picarello, Fire Chief