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The Application Period for the Fire Department is Currently Open for Paramedics / Firefighters

Applicant must be at least 18 years ago, hold a valid driver's license and pass a backcheck

Applicants for Paramedic must be a Pennsylvania EMT-P, PHRN, National Registry Paramedic, or currently enrolled in an accredited paramedic program.  Applicants must be certified and eligible for Eastern PA EMS Council Medical Command at time of appointment.

Applications are currently being accepted for the position of Paramedic/Firefighter. Applications will be available online or at Human Resources located in City Hall, 815 Washington St Suite 3-03, Reading, PA 19601 during the application period.


Applications must be completed and returned to the City of Reading, Human Resources Office Suite 3-03, 815 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601. Applicants will receive written notification of the date and time for the written examination. A non – refundable check or money order made payable to the City of Reading in the amount of $50.00 will be due when the test date is announced.

Careers in the Reading Fire Department are Civil Service Testing and governed by the PA 3rd Class City Code
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