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Become a Linden Firefighter

Come and learn more about becoming a Linden Firefighter at our informational sessions. Service your community. Begin a challenging yet rewarding career with a competitive salary and benefits package, as well as promotional opportunities.

The Linden Fire Department is accepting applications to become a Linden Firefighter until August 31st, 2022 at 4pm. Linden is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Click here to view and/or download the informational flyer for becoming a Linden Firefighter. 

  • What: Informational sessions for becoming a Linden Firefighter.
  • When Tuesday, August 2nd and Thursday, August 25th, 2022 at 7pm.
  • Where: Firehouse #3, which is located at 1205 East Elizabeth Avenue.
  • How: Click here to apply to become a Linden Firefighter. The deadline to apply is August 31st, 2022 at 4pm. Applicant requirements are as follows: must be a U.S. Citizen between the ages of 18 and 34, a resident of Linden, have a high school diploma or GED, and have a valid New Jersey driver’s license.

New Fire Fighter Position Available

Issue Date: 07/01/2022
Closing Date: 08/31/2022
Jurisdiction: ALL LOCAL JURISDICTIONS
Salary: *
Num. of Positions: Vacancies Anticipated
Workweek: 40 Hours per week
Application Fee: $35.00 
OPEN TO RESIDENTS OF: New Jersey 

REQUIREMENTS:
NOTE:  Before proceeding, you MUST click here and read the “FIRE FIGHTER FACT SHEET”.
Applicants must be citizens of the United States as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must meet residency preferences specified on the Fire Fighter Fact Sheet as of August 31, 2022. Applicants must be high school or vocational high school graduates, or possess an approved high school equivalent certificate by August 31, 2022. Applicants must be at least 18 years old but not over 35 years old (one is over 35 years old on the day after his/her 35th birthday). An exception to the 35 year age limit is that volunteer Fire Fighters must not be over 40 years old as of their appointment date per NJSA 40A:14-45. Candidates certified from the eligible list may be required to undergo a medical and psychiatric examination administered by the hiring agency. Appointees will be required to possess a driver’s license valid in New Jersey only if the operation of a vehicle, rather than employee mobility, is necessary to perform the essential duties of the position. Appointees must complete a firefighting training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety, within the timeframe specified by the Appointing Authority. Appointees are not permitted to participate in firefighting activities prior to completion of this training. For some jurisdictions, once appointed, employees may be required to successfully complete an approved Emergency Medical Technician program and maintain certification while employed as a Fire Fighter. Please contact the hiring agency to determine if you will be required to obtain the EMT certification after you are hired. CPR Certification: Appointees may be required to possess a current and valid CPR Certification issued by the American Red Cross or the American Heart Association. Candidates must be residents of New Jersey as of August 31, 2022 and as of their appointment date to a Fire Fighter position. Candidates interested in Bilingual in Spanish and English positions will be tested at the time of certification for their bilingual proficiency in reading, writing, speaking and communicating effectively in Spanish. The NJ Fire Fighter Examination Administration Guide and the Fire Fighter Physical Performance Test Manual are available on the Civil Service Commission website. When test dates are established, they will be posted on the CSC website. Appointees must complete a firefighting training program approved by the New Jersey Department of Community Affairs, Division of Fire Safety, within the timeframe specified by the Appointing Authority. Appointees are not permitted to participate in firefighting activities prior to completion of this training.

PLEASE NOTE: All applications must be completed and submitted by 4:00 pm on the closing date.  

Customer Care and Technical Support: If you are having difficulty submitting your application online, customer care and technical support are available during regular business hours, 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. EST, Monday – Friday, excluding holidays and emergency closings. Please email: OAS.support@csc.nj.gov or call (609) 292-4144. Please note that application support requests received outside regular business hours on the closing date will not change the application filing deadline so PLEASE FILE EARLY.

SPECIAL NOTES:
Only on-line applications will be accepted for this announcement. An abbreviated application is being used for this announcement. No additional information regarding your education, experience, training, etc. is required. Please do not send any additional documentation (transcripts, resumes, etc.) to the NJCSC.
 
*Salaries vary for each jurisdiction.
 
Per Public Law 2010 c.26, the reduced application fee for Veterans does not apply since this is a Public Safety title.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION:
NJAC 4A:4-2.3(b) states that all requirements must be met as of the closing date. Online applications must be completed and submitted by the closing date listed above. If an employment list results from this announcement, it may be certified to fill full-time and part-time positions. Effective September 1, 2011, the New Jersey First residency law was enacted. Please click here for additional information. Application fees submitted via personal check or money order must be postmarked within five (5) business days of submitting your application. If your fee is postmarked after five (5) business days, or is returned as invalid, you will be declared ineligible and denied admittance to the examination process. The Civil Service Commission is increasing its use of emails as a communication tool. Please ensure that your email is always up-to-date so that important information about the testing process is not missed. Please remember to check your junk mail, spam, and clutter for these important messages.

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Click here to apply via the Online Application System.

Linden Fire Department to Host Annual Junior Fire Academy

Registration for the Linden Fire Department’s annual Junior Fire Academy is now open! The Academy will meet daily from 8am until 3pm beginning on Monday, June 27, 2022 and conclude on Friday, July 1, 2022. After the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony for the recruits in which a limited amount of family and friends are welcomed to attend.

The five-day program offers Linden youth graduating grades 7th and 8th an opportunity to learn about the fire service. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, and fun hands-on activities presented by members of the Linden Fire Department, the “recruits” will learn about fire safety and Linden Fire Department Operations. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Fire Safety, Engine and Ladder Company Operation’s, Car Extrication, Rope Rescue, HazMat/Decon and First Aid/CPR. All of the training will take place at the Union County Fire Academy which is conveniently located in Linden.   

“The Junior Fire Academy provides an opportunity to educate the recruits about the Linden Fire Department, the services we provide and enlighten them on the possibility of a future career in firefighting”, said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Brady.

The program is offered free of charge, however, space is limited. Applications are available at Fire Headquarters; located at 302 South Wood Avenue, or online here.

Applications must be completed and returned to Fire Headquarters by 3pm on Friday, May 6th, 2022. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information, contact Deputy Chief Kevin Brady.

Donations for School Supplies

Help the Linden Students kick off the next school year with some fresh school supplies! Please consider donating supplies from the Amazon wish list is available here. Donations can be dropped off or mailed to the J.T.G. Center 330 Helen St, Monday –Friday between the hours of 9am – 4pm. Evenings and weekends donations can be brought to any Linden Fire House. Thank you for your anticipated support of our youth.

Linden Fire Department to Host Annual Junior Fire Academy

Registration for the Linden Fire Department’s annual Junior Fire Academy is now open! The Academy will meet daily from 8am until 3pm beginning on Monday, June 28, 2021 and conclude on Friday, July 2, 2021. After the conclusion of the academy, there will be a graduation ceremony for the recruits in which a limited amount of family and friends are welcomed to attend.

The five-day program offers Linden youth graduating grades 7th and 8th an opportunity to learn about the fire service. Through a series of lectures, demonstrations, and fun hands-on activities presented by members of the Linden Fire Department, the “recruits” will learn about fire safety and Linden Fire Department Operations. Some of the topics that will be covered are: Fire Safety, Engine and Ladder Company Operation’s, Car Extrication, Rope Rescue, HazMat/Decon and First Aid/CPR. All of the training will take place at the Union County Fire Academy which is conveniently located in Linden.   

“The Junior Fire Academy provides an opportunity to educate the recruits about the Linden Fire Department, the services we provide and enlighten them on the possibility of a future career in firefighting”, said Deputy Fire Chief Kevin Brady.

The program is offered free of charge, however, space is limited. Applications are available at Fire Headquarters; located at 302 South Wood Avenue, or online here.

Applications must be completed and returned to Fire Headquarters by 3pm on Thursday, May 13, 2021. No late applications will be accepted.

For more information, contact Deputy Chief Kevin Brady.

Fire Prevention Week

The Linden Fire Department has announced that this year’s fire prevention week will take place during the week of October 4th through October 10th. This year’s theme for Fire Prevention Week 2020 is “Serve Up Fire Safety in the Kitchen.” Cooking is the leading cause of home fires and home fire injuries in the United States. The Linden Fire Department has put together an all-virtual Fire Prevention Week Program that will educate the community on cooking hazards, the dangers of unattended cooking, and precautions they can take to prevent cooking-related fires. In addition, we will be providing you with additional fire Safety Tips as well as the “Fire Is” Program.

Please check out the below links:

Thank you,

Linden Fire Chief William Hasko

Special Message from Linden Fire Department Chief William Hasko Jr

It seems like yesterday, but six months have passed since I took the Oath of Office as the Chief of the Linden Fire Department. At that time, I had no idea that in just four months we would be facing a COVID-19 Pandemic. What I do know is that that I could not be more proud to be the Chief of The Linden Fire Department. The members of this Department never faltered on their promise “to faithfully, impartially and justly perform all the duties of office of firefighter.” They came together and served the public’s needs honorably and professionally. As Chief of the Department, I thank them. In addition, I want everyone to know that The Linden Fire Department is, has and always will be here for you. Lastly, I want to recognized and thank Captain Bryan Kostrey and Firefighter Daryl Roberts for taking the initiative to create this inspiring video.

Fire Chief William Hasko Jr

Message from Linden Fire Department

Please be advised that as of March 17, 2020, Fire Prevention as well as all of the Fire Houses are closed to the public. Anyone who needs applications from Fire Prevention can download them. Once the forms are filled out, they can either be mailed or dropped into the bin that will be outside Fire Prevention entrance during regular business hours Monday through Friday 9am to 5pm. If you have any questions do not hesitate to contact us.

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