The Statesboro Fire Department was awarded 2.1 million dollars in grant funding from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in February of this year through the Staffing for Adequate Fire and Emergency Response (SAFER) grant. This grant money will fund the salary and benefits for 12 new firefighter positions over a three-year period.
The department has a total of 19 firefighter positions to fill. This includes the 12 new “SAFER” positions as well as seven existing positions that are currently vacant.
The Statesboro Fire Department will be holding open interviews for individuals interested in becoming members of the department. Anyone interested is encouraged to attend one of the sessions scheduled for March 29, March 31, or April 12. Interviews and physical agility testing will be available on a first-come first-serve basis from 8 a.m. until 12 p.m. and 2 p.m. until 7 p.m. on those dates.
“This is the first time our department is conducting open interviews,” says Statesboro Fire Chief Tim Grams. “Our goal is to provide folks interested in our firefighter position ample opportunities to come in at a time convenient for their schedule.”
Anyone planning on taking part in these interviews should bring a copy of their driver’s license, birth certificate, and education transcript (i.e. high school diploma, G.E.D. or college transcript) with them.
Interested applicants can either apply online at www.statesboroga.gov or visit the Statesboro Fire Station #1 to 24 West Grady Street on one of the three testing dates mentioned above. The department will have computers set up to complete the application process.
For questions or to pre-register and schedule a specific interview time, please contact the Statesboro Fire Department by email at email@example.com or by calling 912-764-3473.