To qualify to serve as a firefighter or fire medic, applicants must
Deputy Chief Brad Cusick
The City does not hire immediate family members of other City employees or members of City boards, committees, or commissions for full-time or part-time employment.
This includes spouses, children, parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, grandchildren, in-laws, aunts, uncles, nieces, nephews or cousins.
Immediate family members of employees or members of City boards, committees, or commissions may be eligible for temporary employment. Immediate family members of the Governing Body are not eligible for employment with the City.
The Overland Park Fire Department runs a four-week academy for qualified recruits. New recruits refresh on basic firefighting and emergency medical services skills and learn the OPFD way.
The OPFD academy will challenge you and prepare you to be part of our family.