Employment Guide

Do you have what it takes to be a Deltona Firefighter?

Firefighter fighting fireDeltona Fire Rescue is committed to providing superior customer service to the residents and visitors that live within and visit Deltona, Florida. We are one of the few Fire Departments that can transport our patients within the Volusia County EMS system to the Hospital.

Being a professional firefighter requires dedication, attention to detail, and pride. Each member of the department is an integral part of the team that protects Deltona's citizens. Firefighting isn't just about riding around in a fire truck and saving the day. Education is a vital part of every day and Deltona firefighters spend several hours a month doing EMS and fire training as well as educating the general public.

Do you have the willingness to learn new skills while possessing the ability to face challenges? Do you like helping others in their time of need? Have you been going from job to job trying to fulfill that calling within you? Are you looking for a career? Do you want to be part of an organization that promotes personal and professional development with advancement opportunities?

If the answer is ‘YES” to those questions then Deltona Fire Rescue has what you are looking for! Keep reading to find out more about us and what we have to offer.

Applications are only accepted during open job postings.
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picture of firefighter with types of benefits offered Deltona Firefighters work 24 hour shifts every 3 days. Our day starts bright and early at 07:30 a.m.. with a briefing from the off-going crew and a thorough check of the equipment. This includes checking your own safety equipment, checking the medical equipment, and pre-assigned tasks to ensure that the fire truck and firefighting tools are all working properly.

Each crew is responsible for ensuring that assigned tasks are completed. This includes checking fire hydrants, visiting businesses to ensure they are following fire safety practices, public education programs for all age groups, and responding to emergency and non-emergency incidents.

Deltona Fire Rescue has a wide variety of programs and teams that allow our firefighters to explore specialty fields including Special Operations and a Paramedic Scholarship Program. 


To be hired as a Deltona firefighter, applicants must:Deltona Fire Department Helmets

  • Be at least 18 years of age. 
  • Be a Florida State certified Firefighter (information about the Florida State Firefighter certification is available from the Florida State Fire College.)
  • Be a Florida State certified Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic (information about Florida EMT or Paramedic certifications is available from the Florida Department of Health: Bureau of Emergency Medical Services)
  • Possess a High School Diploma or GED.
  • Possess a valid Florida Driver's License and have an acceptable driving record.
  • Drug-free and Tobacco-free. Applicants must be free from any form of tobacco for at least a year prior to application.  

Deltona Fire Rescue utilizes the National Testing Network (NTN) and requires a Candidate Physical Abilities Test (CPAT) and FireTEAM testing of all applicants.

Veteran's Preference points will be given to those that are eligible. 


Deltona Firefighters

Firefighter: Duties include firefighting, vehicle extrication, emergency medical duties, training in the above fields, and public education programs among other things. Firefighters are assigned to engine companies and are under the direction of a company lieutenant. Firefighters can complete 80 hours of  Florida State certified apparatus operator training and can qualify to ride out of class as a Relief Driver. Click to view the Florida State Fire College Apparatus Operator Certification and Testing website.

Driver/Engineer: The Driver/ Engineer is responsible for safely operating the apparatus. Drivers are eligible for promotion after a minimum of two years experience with Deltona Fire Department. In addition, drivers must complete 80 hours of apparatus operator training and in-house testing. Drivers must be able to operate the apparatus pump as well as maintain all of the equipment on the trucks. Driver/Engineers completing Fire Officer I and II certifications can qualify to ride out of class as a Lieutenant.

Lieutenant: The Lieutenant is the company officer and is responsible for the daily functions of the entire station. Lieutenants are eligible for promotion after a minimum of two years of experience as a Driver/Engineer. In addition, Lieutenant hopefuls must complete numerous classes pertaining to Incident Command and personnel management. Deltona requires that officers hold the Florida State certification as Fire Officer I and Fire Officer II. Deltona also hosts Incident Command Blue Card training, a class which trains all members in the basic principles of controlling a large scale emergency incident.

Division Chief: The Division Chief is responsible for an entire shift including all five of Deltona's stations, all five suppression apparatus, the rescue unit, and specialty units. College education and years of experience form the foundation from which the Division Chief manages personnel, apparatus, and major incidents.

Pay and Benefits

Firefighters Base Salary
Firefighter / EMT: $36,298.60
Paramedic (after being cleared): $43,325.1

Paid Employee Health/Dental

Paid Sick Leave (12 Days Annually)

11 Paid Holidays

Incentive Pay ($0.21 an hour per incentive)

  • Special Operations Team
  • Bike Team
  • Honor Guard
  • Car Seat Technician
  • Fire Officer 1 or Inspector
  • MSA
  • Instructor
  • Working out of Class (+ an additional $1/hour when working up)
  • Education ($0.10, $0.21, $0.30, $0.40 depending on degree level)
    + City Tuition Assistance
    + State Supplemental Benefits 

Annual Leave

Fire Pension

Uniform Allowance

Paramedic Scholarships

Firefighter F.A.Q.

What are the requirements to become a Florida State Certified Firefighter?

  • Completion of a Florida State Approved Firefighter course.
  • 360 hours of training:
  • Firefighter I, Firefighter II, and Florida specific requirements.

If I hold a Firefighter certification in another state, can I become certified in Florida?

Where can I take state-approved classes to become a Florida firefighter?


Florida EMT PatchWhat are the requirements to become a Florida certified Emergency Medical Technician or Paramedic?

Florida Paramedic PatchWhere can I get training in order to become a Florida State certified EMT or Paramedic?


Union Local 2913 LogoThe firefighters of Deltona are proud members of the International Association of Fire Fighters. Local 2913's activities include member education, labor relations, and numerous charity events including the annual MDA Boot Drive. Local 2913 members strive to preserve the special family bond shared by firefighters all over the world.

Visit the Deltona Professional Firefighters Local 2913 website.

If you have questions or would like more information

Contact us at 386-575-6901

We would love to invite you to do a ride along and see us in action!

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