Career Firefighter/Paramedic Hiring Process

  1. Download, complete and mail Application to:
    Lockwood Fire Department
    501 Johnson Lane
    Billings, MT 59101
  2. Application must be received before 5pm on March 8th, 2023.
  3. Selected applicants will be scheduled for at least one interview.
  4. A conditional job offer will be presented to a candidate. Conditions of hire will include satisfactory background check, physical exam, and physical agility test.


Requirements Before Interview

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Be at least 18 years of age.
  • Current NREMT Paramedic or Montana EMT-Paramedic certification or currently enrolled in a Paramedic program.


Eligibility for Employment Will Require Candidate To:

  • Meet minimum health and physical qualifications as established by the Lockwood Fire Department referencing NFPA 1582 Standard on Comprehensive Occupational Medical Program for Fire Departments.
  • Pass a physical from a licensed physician of the Lockwood Fire District’s choosing (paid by district).
  • Demonstrate the ability and skills needed to perform as a Firefighter/Paramedic. Or a current certification from a (CPAT) Candidate Physical Ability Test will also be accepted as proof of physical ability.
  • A current valid driver’s license, having been licensed for a minimum of two years, and insurable by the Fire District’s insurer. A Montana Driver’s License must be obtained within 3 months of hiring.


Additional Information    

  • Schedule– Have an excellent quality of life with plenty of time off. Lockwood Fire Department schedule is 24 hours on and 48 hours off and 2 Kelly days off inside a 9-shift rotation.
  • Paid Vacation– 8 shifts off per year.
  • Benefits– Full medical benefits including dental and vision. No premiums for employees.
  • Competitive Pay– Opportunities for advancement.
  • Education Incentives.
  • Pension– FURS is one of the best pensions in the state with retirement eligibility at age 50 or 20 years of service.
  • Firehouse– Constructed in 2015, the Lockwood Fire Station is equipped with modern facilities and private sleeping quarters.
  • Equipment– The department takes pride in keeping gear, vehicles and equipment updated and ready for critical missions.
  • Diverse Calls– Lockwood Fire is an ALS transporting department. Lockwood Fire also respond to structure fires, wild land fires, hazardous materials incidents, vehicle extrication, river rescues, rope rescues and more.
  • Training Opportunities– Due to the wide variety of responses, training opportunities are virtually endless.


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