Reading Fire

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*Disclaimer the email list will only be valid until December 31st of the current year, if you wish to be notified you must email every year.*

The Application Period for the Fire Department is currently open for the position of Paramedic only (Non-Firefighter)

Applicant must be at least 18 years old, hold a valid driver's license and pass a background check

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 at time of appointment.

Completed applications must be returned to City of Reading, Human Resources Office Suite    3-03, 815 Washington St, Reading, PA 19601. Applicants will receive 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 by December 1, 2021.

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

Questions may be directed to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.






The training branch provides new techniques and refresher training for career members. They provides various training sessions for other City Departments. They also conduct product review and recommendations.


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Career Firefighter Paramedic Job Description

Career Firefighter/EMT Job Description

Firefighter/EMT/Paramedic Salary & Benefits

Civil Service Testing Process

CPAT Candidate Preparation Guide

Physical Ability Test Failure Standard