Vacaville opens up online application process for prospective firefighters


Firefighters in Vacaville on the scene of a multi-level house fire in 2021. (File photo by Matthew Keys for Solano NewsNet)

The City of Vacaville is now accepting applications for prospective firefighters through its official government jobs website.

On Wednesday, city officials began accepting online job applications to fill firefighter positions, with the application period open until the end of Friday.

The move comes two months after the Vacaville Fire Department pulled a city-run ambulance from service because of a lack of firefighter-paramedics on duty. At the time, Vacaville Fire Chief Kris Concepcion said the city was in dire need of additional firefighters. The ambulance, Medic 72, returned to service the following month.

The job application posted on Wednesday said the city is seeking to hire four firefighters to fill various vacancies. The position is called Firefighter I and comes with an annual salary of around $82,400. Firefighters are usually promoted to the position of Firefighter II after they complete a 16-week training period with the city, with a salary bump in the range of $92,600 to $112,600.

The city said firefighters currently work about 56 hours a week through a 48-on, 96-off split shift. Through this schedule, firefighters work two days in a row, then have three consecutive days off.

City officials say the position requires candidates to be on the Firefighter Candidate Testing Center eligibility list.

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