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Firefighter Recruit and Application


City of Morristown
Human Resources
100 W. 1st N. Street
P. O. Box 1499
Morristown, TN 37816
Phone: (423) 581-0100

Northeast Tennessee Regional Fire Training Academy
New MFD personnel attend a 520-hour recruit school. The NTRFTA is hosted by KFD in Kingsport TN. The candidate will complete the twelve-week academy attaining State of Tennessee Firefighter I Certification, Emergency Medical Responder, Hazardous Materials Team Technician rating and Extrication/Rescue Certifications.

Salary and Benefits
MFD offers a competitive salary for Entry Level Firefighters. Employees and their dependents are eligible for certain benefits. Current benefits include coverage under the following insurance plans: health insurance (premiums paid 85% by the City); dental insurance (premiums paid 100% by the City); vision insurance (premiums paid 100% by the City). Employees are covered under the following insurance plans: life insurance equal to two times an employee’s annual salary (premiums paid 100% by the City); long-term disability insurance (premiums paid 100% by the City). Other benefits for employees include the following: participation in the Tennessee Consolidated Retirement System; longevity and attendance bonuses for those who qualify; 8 hours of sick leave each month; 10 days of paid vacation each year, with increases based on longevity; 10 paid holidays each year; tuition reimbursement program."

Minimum Requirements
Must be at least 21 years of age; High School graduate or equivalency; and a Drivers License valid in the State of Tennessee.

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