Employment Opportunities



The Pembroke Pines Fire Department is seeking to establish an eligibility list for the position of Firefighter/EMT! All candidates must take the FireTEAM exam as well as the CPAT through National Testing Network to be considered further in the hiring process.

The department requires the candidate complete the Public Safety Self-Assessment (PSSA). You can access the questionnaire through your candidate account. NTN suggests completing the PSSA as soon as possible so there is not a delay in your process.

**Priority will be given to State of Florida Certified Paramedics**

Position: Firefighter

Job Classification: Firefighter / EMT Paramedic

Base Salary Information: $48,147.84.

The base salary of a Firefighter/EMT who has a valid State of Florida Paramedic License shall include an additional $4,500 and upon successful completion of the protocol test, the member shall receive another $4,500 increase. 

Benefit Information: Medical, Dental, Vision, Life Insurance, Paid Holidays, Pension Plan, 457 Plan, Paid Vacation, Safety Day Program, Voluntary Insurance Products, Education Reimbursement, Annual City Paid Extensive Physical Exams, 24 hour shifts, Kelly Days

Candidates are selected through National Testing Network (NTN). To register with the National Testing Network (NTN) and schedule a pre- employment exam go to the National Testing Network site. Select ‘Find Jobs’, then select Firefighter Jobs and sign up for Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department. 

When you visit the National Testing Network

  • Complete the NTN registration process and schedule your exam.
  • Review all information related to the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department Firefighter, including minimum requirements, salary and benefits.
  • Review detailed information about the exam process. Review detailed information about the exam process. Review the frequently asked questions and take an online practice test (if desired)
Upon completion of your scheduled exam, scores are automatically forwarded to the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue. Candidates who attain a passing score on the pre-employment exam will be placed on the Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department eligibility list. Those on the list will be contacted to participate in further stages of the selection process. 

Please avoid calling or emailing the City of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department or Human Resources Department.            

The City of Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department is an Equal Opportunity Employer


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. Applications will be given upon completion of the oral interview.

  • 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

Message From the Fire Chief


The Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue Department has six fire stations which have personnel who provide service to over 172,571 residents covering an area of 37 plus square miles. 

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

- Marcelino Rodriguez, Fire Chief