The Cedar Rapids Fire Department is now accepting applications for Firefighter positions. However, applying for these jobs comes with some requirements.

Application packets are available here or can be picked up at Cedar Rapids' Central Fire Station at 713 1st Avenue SE, weekdays from 8 am to 4:30 pm. The informational packet must be read before completing the application. Applications are due no later than 4:30 pm Friday, March 27, 2015.

Applicants must have either a State of Iowa or National Registry EMT certification and be a certified Firefighter I by the date of the written examination, which is Monday, April 13th.

The Cedar Rapids Fire Department has 148 employees, who responded to more than 10,500 incidents last year including fires, sudden illness, traumatic injuries, and hazardous materials releases. The Department also provides fire inspection, public education, and community outreach programs.

Looking for a career where you can make a difference in people's lives? You'll have a hard time finding a better choice.