Join Our Team

The Shaker Heights Fire Department offers competitive benefits, excellent training and educational opportunities, and career advancement. In addition, our modern fleet and equipment, combined with a positive and team-oriented work environment, makes our department a great place to develop your career as a firefighter/paramedic.

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Advancement Opportunities

  • Fire Investigation Unit
  • Region 2 Urban Search and Rescue
  • Heights Hillcrest Technical Reserve
  • Community Outreach and Education
  • Promotion

Competitive Compensation & Benefits

  • Competitive salary 
  • Top-notch training and professional development
  • Tuition reimbursement
  • Health insurance (medical, prescription, dental and vision ) and life insurance
  • Retirement/pension plan
  • Vacation, sick leave and paid holidays
  • Uniform allowance
  • Longevity pay


  • Must have EMT-P Certification or be enrolled in Paramedic Training at the time of application (must be certified Paramedic by the time of appointment). Out-of-state applicants must have National Registry EMT-P and become certified in State of Ohio by time of appointment.
  • Must be 19 years old at time of application; minimum of 21 years old at the time of appointment. 
  • Must be a U.S. citizen. 
  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Applicants must possess the physical ability to successfully perform the essential job functions of the Firefighter/Paramedic. Note: Applicants must pass the Tri-C Physical Agility Test (certificate of completion valid within one year of hire date).
  • No less than 20/20 vision, without correction or with corrective glasses or contact lenses.
  • Valid Ohio driver's license.