Join Our Team

Join Our Team

The Hopewell Fire & EMS Department’s hiring philosophy is simple – we recruit the best and the brightest. If you are among those people who strive for excellence and want an exciting career where you make a difference, we invite you to join our team.

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The Hopewell Fire & EMS Department offers many different fulfilling career paths and opportunities for Firefighters and EMS professionals. Among these are  Advanced Life Support (ALS), Deputy Fire Marshalls, Field Training Officers, Foam Team, Haz Mat Team, Heavy Tactical Rescue Team, Emergency Management Team, and SWAT Medic. There are also opportunities to serve in part-time Advanced Life Support (ALS) provider positions. 

Applicants for employment as firefighter/ ALS provider with the Hopewell Fire & EMS Department are encouraged to submit a completed online application through the City of Hopewell’s Employment Opportunities page.

New Step Plan

Our New Step Plan allows for compensation of experiences personnel for up to 6 years of service! All certified and non-certified firefighters/EMS providers can max out, at over 80K, after 20 years!

Step 0 - $49,059.48 (entry level salary)

Step 1 - $50,303.38 (1 year)

Step 2 - $51,578.82 (2 years)

Step 3 - $52,886.60 (3 years)

Step 4 - $54,227.54 (4 years)

Step 5 - $55,602.48 (5 years)

Step 6 - $57,012.68 (6 years) - 2.5355% increase per year thereafter.

Contact 804-541-2288 for more details, and apply now to join our Hopewell Fire & EMS Department family!

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Applicants must have a high school diploma or a GED Certificate. Applicants with an Associate Degree, or higher, are preferred.

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No worse than 20/100 vision rating in either eye, correctable to 20/20.

Physical Abilities Testing 

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Applicants must pass a thorough and extensive background check. Only applicants with the greatest job-related experience, education, qualifications, and brightest background history will be selected.

Employee Benefits

For more information about the benefits offered by the City of Hopewell, please see the Human Resource Department's Benefits page.

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