Employment/VolunteeringFor entry-level Firefighter/Paramedic positions, the Escondido Fire Department participates in the North County Joint Testing Process, administered through Palomar College. For information, including the application process, qualifications, and testing dates, contact the Fire Technology Department at Palomar Community College, 760-744-1150, Extension 1704 or visit their Web site.

Job applications and resumes for other 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 mailed out if an opening occurs. To file an interest card for employment with the Fire Department, please contact Human Resources 760-839-4641 or to hear about current job openings, call the Job Line at 760-839-4585.

If you are 50 years of age and older, consider joining our Senior Volunteer Program. Senior volunteers perform a variety of duties to assist the Fire Department provide vital services to the community.  For more information regarding the Senior Volunteer Program, please contact our Senior 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.  http://www.firescience.org/


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