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CFD5 is currently accepting applications to fill one vacant full-time firefighter position.  The deadline to submit applications is November 30, 2022.  Applications may be submitted in person at Central Fire Station (1675 Leonard Road) or mailed to:

Caddo Parish Fire District 5

P.O. Box 52985

Shreveport, LA  71135

Requirements for full-time firefighter position:

-18 years or older

-high school diploma or GED equivalent

-valid LA driver's license

-current Entry Level Firefighter civil service score (see for more info)

All applicants must submit to a criminal background check.  Once given a conditional offer of employment, the candidate must pass a drug screening and physical exam.  If the candidate does not possess Firefighter 1 and a minimum of Emergency Medical Technician (EMT) certifications prior to being hired, these certifications must be obtained within the first year of employment.

Salary and Benefits:

-Starting salary with Firefighter 1 and EMS certs:

     -PARAMEDIC = $38,518.32

     -EMT = $34,918.32

-Up to $18,600/year available in educational incentive pay - (salary numbers above already include EMS incentive pay)

-Additional $500/month state supplemental pay after one year

-2% longevity increase after one year

-216 hours (9 shifts) of vacation after one year

-Health, dental, and life insurance - department pays for 100% of employee and 50% of dependent premiums

-24-hour shifts on a 5/6 schedule with afternoon shift change

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Caddo Parish Fire District 5 has a civil service board, which serves to oversee all matters related to the full-time, classified civil service positions.  It is charged with representing the public interest, while ensuring compliance with all civil service laws pertaining to personnel matters.  This board has the authority and duty to conduct hearings and investigations into personnel matters when warranted and requested.  It is comprised of three members:  one appointed by the governing authority of the fire district (Board of Commissioners), one full-time classified employee elected by his/her peers in the classified service at CFD5, and one appointed by a local university (Louisiana State University in Shreveport).

 Brian Florsheim, Jr., Chairman
Fire Department Member

Bill McFadden
College Member

Jeff Fort
Governing Authority Appointee


Listed below are some important items related to the full-time classified positions at Caddo Parish Fire District 5.  More information about the municipal fire and police civil service system can be obtained by visiting the website of the Louisiana Office of State Examiner.

Louisiana Revised Statutes that Apply to CFD5 Civil Service

All applications for the Entrance Firefighter civil service exam must be submitted to the Office of State Examiner in accordance with their procedures and timeline.  For more information, please visit their Testing & Employment website.

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