• Full Time
  • Torrance, CA
  • Salary: See Position Description

Website City of Torrance

Torrance Fire Department (TFD) invites you to apply for a rewarding and satisfying career in public service as a FIREFIGHTER!  Paramedics are highly desirable.

Join a public safety department that prides itself as an integral part of the Torrance community. Torrance Fire Department (TFD) is dedicated to protecting and providing for life safety, environmental protection, and property conservation through education, hazard reduction, and emergency response.

The Torrance Fire Department is a nationally recognized ISO Class 1 premier all-risk public safety organization and a Center for Public Safety (CPSE) Accredited Agency. The City of Torrance takes great pride in the quality of its staff, stations, and equipment. The Department provides 24-hour “all-risk” safety service by staffing seven engine companies, two truck companies and five paramedic rescue units. These resources are geographically distributed throughout the City’s six fire stations and are commanded by a shift Battalion Chief. The same personnel and apparatus are available to respond to all other types of emergency incidents. Cross discipline of these resources gives us a rapid response to all types of incidents throughout the City.

Trainee (10 Week Training Period)
$5,686     Monthly Salary

Firefighter (Completion of Training)
$68,232  Base Salary
$1,881      EMT-1 Certification
$4,776     HazMat 1st Responder
$3,412     Paramedic Premium*
($7,676)  11.25% Employee Retirement Deduction (PERS)
$70,625   Annual Salary (Based on Qualifications)

*Paramedic premium to be paid upon completion of paramedic training.


Age: Must be 21 years of age.

Smoking: Must be a non-smoker; smoking on/off duty is prohibited.

EMT: Candidates must possess a current EMT-1 certification.  Must be able to obtain a Los Angeles County EMT-1 Certificate prior to the completion of probation (within first year of employment following Academy training).

Education: Equivalent to graduation from high school supplemented by college level coursework and/or specialized training in fire science.

Completion of a State of California Fire Academy or possession of a California Fire Fighter-1 Certification.  Industrial, wildland or military fire-fighting is highly desirable.

License: Valid driver’s license.  Must obtain a Firefighter Restricted Class C License prior to the completion of probation.

Medical: Must meet NFPA Standard 1582, “Medical Requirements for Firefighters”.

In addition to the minimum requirements, the certification/training listed below is highly desirable:

Certificate of Completion of a Firefighter 1 Academy;
Possession of a valid Paramedic License (Los Angeles County preferred) or completion of a paramedic school;
Experience as a volunteer or auxiliary Firefighter or Ambulance Operator;
Certification such as Rescue Systems 1 & 2, CPR, HazMat First Responder, and other fire courses offered through the State Fire Marshal’s Office.
Low Angle Rope Rescue Operation (LARRO)

Interested candidates must submit an online City of Torrance application and supplemental questionnaire at www.TorranceCA.Gov/Jobs.  Application filing period will close on Thursday, October 21, 2021.

The testing process will consist of a written test (60%) and a panel interview (40%).

Written Test:  The written test (FireTEAM) is administered through National Testing Network (NTN). FireTEAM Scores must be submitted through NTN during the application filing period which starts Thursday, October 7, 2021 and will close Thursday, October 21, 2021. Scores will only be accepted through NTN.  For more information regarding the FireTEAM testing process through NTN, go to https://www.nationaltestingnetwork.com/publicsafetyjobs/.

You must pass the written test in order for your application to be reviewed.  After review of the application packets received, only those candidates whose training and experience best meet the City and Department’s needs as defined by the candidate profile will be invited to participate in the testing process.

Panel Interview: Anticipated to be scheduled the week of November 1, 2021. The interview process will be conducted in-person.

Physical Ability Certification: A current* CPAT or Biddle standardized physical abilities certification is required of all candidates. Certification must be current throughout the complete examination and Fire Department hiring process.  (*Current is one year from Department’s request to submit certification.)


Successful candidates must qualify in a Department interview(s), background investigation (including polygraph), psychological exam, and medical exam prior to selection.

Applicants with disabilities who require special testing arrangements must contact Human Resources prior to the examination date(s).

Visit www.TorranceCA.Gov to find out more information about our community.

The provisions of this announcement do not constitute an expressed or implied contract and any provisions contained in this announcement may be modified or revoked without notice.

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