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Hutchinson Fire Department Currently Hiring 


By the Hutchinson Fire Department 

HUTCHINSON, Kan. — The Hutchinson Fire Department is an organization of continuous improvement that takes pride in improving its commitment to the community and has confirmed International Accreditation as well as a Class 1 rating with the Insurance Service Organization (ISO). The HFD is 1 of 112 organizations in the world that currently holds both statuses. 

The HFD protects 50,000 residents and covers 108 square miles encompassing the City of Hutchinson and suburban and rural Reno County Fire District #2. 

HFD responds to unique challenges within this area including having the number one wildland-urban interface fire threat in the State of Kansas resulting from thousands of acres of sandhill-covered grass and brush land, unique tourist attractions, a regional airport, three major rail lines, major highways, high-pressure underground pipelines and large gas storage facilities, salt mining operations, and sinkholes resulting from abandoned mine operations and natural hazard threats such as severe summer and winter storms, drought and high winds.

In order to be successful: You must be willing and able to work irregular hours, including weekends, holidays, and extended hours in emergency, disaster, or other situations influenced by workload or staffing difficulties. You must have the physical ability to perform the essential functions as described.

Education: You must have a high school diploma or GED is required. An Associate’s degree in Fire Science or other related coursework is preferred.

Certifications: Current certification(s) for the Kansas Board of EMS and/or National Registry for EMT Level B is required. Certifications for Paramedic, Firefighter I & II, National Wildfire Coordinating Group Red Card, and Hazardous Materials Operations are preferred.

Exams: Must have successfully completed CPAT, and received a passing score of 70+ in all sections of the FireTEAM exam within the last 24 months. Testing is available through National Testing Network ( or Hutchinson Community College (

Licenses: A valid Kansas driver’s license is required.