City Hall and all other City facilities are closed to the public as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19. The closures will be effective after 5 p.m. Thursday, March 19, and will continue through May 15, 2020. City staff will continue to report to their offices and serve the public. Residents are encouraged to conduct City business online or by contacting individual City departments directly. Residents who are unsure how to conduct their City business may contact the City’s customer service hotline from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 515.239.5670.

Why Become A Firefighter?

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 Job Interest Card

Click the Job Interest Card link above, click "Fire & EMS,"add your personal contact information, then click "submit" in order to be notified when the City is accepting applications.

For more details contact the City of Ames Human Resource Department. 


Why become a Firefighter?

And if you are reading this, it must be a question that you have asked yourself at some time.  Well, we are glad you did, because the fire service field is always looking for quality individuals to perform this highly critical and satisfying work!

However, Firefighting is a physically, mentally, and emotionally demanding job.  Often, the work is challenging, complex, and performed under less that ideal conditions (e.g., darkness, extreme cold/heat, icy, snowy, in traffic, in confined spaces, etc.). So, you may be saying to yourself:

"I want to be a firefighter, but I have no experience"

"I want to be a firefighter, but I really don't understand the job"

"I want to be a firefighter, but I can't compete with the other experienced applicants"

If you're asking yourself some of the above questions, watch the following videos...



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Thanks for your continued interest in becoming a Firefighter!  Maybe you still have questions about what the job entails - if so, click here to find out what typical firefighter's day looks like.

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