The Escondido Fire Department hires Paramedic (Non-Safety) personnel and promotes personnel from within. Job applications for positions within the Escondido Fire Department are accepted only within a set time frame when there is an actual job opening, although the City of Escondido maintains a file of "interest cards" for those interested in specific positions. Interest cards are kept on file for one year and e-mailed out if an opening occurs. To file an interest card for employment with the Fire Department, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/escondido/jobInterestCards/categories or to view current job openings, please visit https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/escondido?.

If you are 50 years of age and older, consider joining our Support Volunteer Program. Support volunteers perform a variety of duties to assist the Fire Department in providing vital services to the community.  For more information regarding the Support Volunteer Program, please contact our Support Volunteer Recruitment Coordinator, Pat Benson at 760-839-5419. Click the following link for the application:


At times, Administration receives calls from individuals who are possibly interested in exploring a career in Fire Science. Below is a helpful link to a non-for-profit organization dedicated to providing career and education information.  This link may be a helpful resource focused on public service and safety careers.  https://www.firescience.org/fire-science-degrees-and-programs/


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