“Making a positive difference in the community through service to others”

South Lane County Fire & Rescue

Serving Cottage Grove, Creswell, and South Lane County, Oregon


South Lane County Fire & Rescue invites qualified individuals to apply for the position of Firefighter/Paramedic.

Pay range $4998-$6247 per month


Minimum qualifications include:

1. High school graduate or equivalent;

2. Possess or have the ability to obtain Class C, Oregon driver’s license;

3. Oregon Paramedic certification at time of hire or by end of the twelve-month probationary period.

4. Certified/Current NFPA FF-1


Additional Preferred Qualifications:

1. Completion of a minimum of 15 credit hours of college level courses, with specific courses related to the fire service.

2. NFPA Driver/Pump Operator accreditation

3. Wild land Suppression training (S-130, S-190 )

4. Associate Degree in Fire Science, EMS or related field.


Selection Process:

Submit South Lane County Fire & Rescue application and copies of minimum certifications, by 5:00 PM January 19, 2018. Qualified applicants will be selected to participate in a written, skill and physical agility testing process and interview. Qualified candidates will be notified of testing dates. Tentative dates are scheduled for February 2-3, 2018 (subject to change).


Testing process will involve:

Written Examination

1. Skill Evaluation (firefighting and medical)

2. Physical Agility

3. Oral Interviews


Study Texts:

Essentials of Firefighting (6th edition)

2015 AHA (Guidelines for Cardio-Pulmonary Resuscitation)

National Registry Paramedic Curriculum



To Apply:

Contact the South Lane County Fire & Rescue Business Office @ 233 E. Harrison Avenue, Cottage Grove, OR 97424; Telephone (541) 942-4493. 

CLOSING DATE: Applications must be received by the Fire District Business Office no later than 5:00 pm, January 19, 2018 to be considered.


 Additional information included in the Announcement attachment below. 


For information regarding volunteering, please visit our "Become A Reserve" or our "Resident Reserves" page.

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Contact Us

Administration and Headquarters
233 Harrison Ave
Cottage Grove, OR 97424
tel: (541) 942-4493
fax: (541) 942-3367

Business Hours: 8 am to 5 pm Mon-Fri

Emergency Dial 911