Woonsocket - Firefighter

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Department Woonsocket Fire Department
Job TitleFirefighter
SalaryProbationary Salary: $679.86 per week | Salary after probation: $1,119.44 per week
Location Woonsocket, RI

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Job Announcement

Woonsocket Fire Department, RI Public Safety Jobs



Employment Advertisement

The City of Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Personnel Division, will begin accepting applications to establish an Eligibility List for the Woonsocket Fire Department starting on Monday, January 10, 2022 continuing through Monday, January 24, 2022.


  • Minimum RI Advanced EMT Cardiac license or higher or currently enrolled in a sanctioned RI Advanced EMT Cardiac Course
  • Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Written Exam
  • Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs Physical Exam


  • Must be at least eighteen (18) years of age or older;
  • Must be a U.S. Citizen;
  • Must have no felony convictions;
  • Must have a valid driver's license;
  • Must have a High School Diploma or GED Equivalent 


Located in Rhode Island’s Blackstone Valley, the City of Woonsocket is a vibrant, urban community and is surrounded by the growing suburban communities of Lincoln, Cumberland and North Smithfield, and boasts a positive business climate where City officials and the business community work together to build a strong economy.  Woonsocket is centrally located in the Boston/Worcester/Providence triangle, and home to CVS Corporation, a Fortune 500 company.


  • Possess and present a Firefighter Entry Level Exam Certification with a score of 70% or higher from the Rhode Island Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • Possess and present a valid RI Physical Performance Assessment Certificate issued by the RI Association of Fire Chiefs.
  • Possess and present a minimum RI EMT-Cardiac license; or be currently enrolled in a sanctioned RI EMT-Cardiac course.


The City of Woonsocket offers a competitive benefit and compensation package. For more information on this position including a full position description, please visit the "Employment" section on the City of Woonsocket website at www.woonsocketri.org 

Weekly Salary Rate:             Probationary Rate - $679.86/week

                                                Rate After Probation Period - $1,119.44/week

Hours of Work:                     42.0 Hours

Application Deadline:           Monday, January 24, 2022


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