If you are interested in applying for a position with Mooresville Fire & Rescue (MFR), review the basic requirements listed below. Eligibility requirements for applicants seeking a firefighter position with MFR include:
∙ At least 18 years of age
∙ Have a high school diploma or GED
∙ Have a valid driver's license and a good driving record
∙ Have no felony convictions or misdemeanors involving moral turpitude
∙ Have no illegal drug use within the last 12 months
∙ Meet the medical requirements set forth in NFPA 1582
The following is a step-by-step process for applying with Mooresville Fire & Rescue.
Application: Employment applications are available online or applicants may visit the Human Resources Department in Mooresville Town Hall. The first phase of the hiring process requires the following items be submitted to the Human Resources Department as a complete packet:
∙ Silver Career Readiness Certificate
∙ Score Sheet of a Level 3 in Workplace Observation
∙ Other Supporting Documents (as needed)
Career Readiness Certificate: MFR utilizes the WorkKeys process for the entrance examination. WorkKeys is a job skills assessment system that helps employers select and hire a high performance workforce. Employers across the country are requiring the WorkKeys assessments or recommending the Career Readiness Certificates for their applicants.
A Silver Career Readiness Certificate and a score of LEVEL 3 on the Workplace Observation assessment must be submitted with your application for employment to advance to the next phase in the hiring process.
Mooresville Physical Agility Test (MPAT): All applicants who submit the required information with the appropriate scores will be schedule a date to complete a MPAT examination. The location and times will be included for each candidate. The Department will conduct a mandatory orientation session along with two optional practice sessions prior to the MPAT. Upon arriving for this test, applicants must present a medical release form from their physician stating they are minimally fit to participate in the MPAT. With all forms submitted, the applicant is allowed to attempt the MPAT. Applicants are notified of their status (pass/fail) in this segment of the process before they leave the drill location.
Applicant Interview: Applicants who successfully complete the MPAT are scheduled for a panel interview consisting of chief officers from the department.
Conditional Offer of Employment: As MFR has vacancies, candidates are scheduled for a conditional offer of employment.
Drug Test Screening: Within 24 hours of a conditional offer of employment, a drug-screening test must be conducted and provide negative results.
Physical: A medical screening in accordance with NFPA 1001 must result in the department physician’s signature of compliance with applicable NFPA standards.
DO NOT CALL TO CHECK ON YOUR STATUS.
Important Notice for Out of Town Applicants: Applicants will need to be in Mooresville several times to complete the employment process. While we make every effort to accommodate travel arrangements for applicants, MFR flexibility depends on time and scheduling constraints.
A Recruit Training Class spans a period of 16 weeks during which recruits receive entry-level training and certifications. A Training Chief is assigned to each recruit class to be a Leader, Mentor and to assist with anything the recruits may need. Also, the Training Chief administers physical fitness training which is required during the duration of the recruit training process. After a thorough application process (usually three - four months) it is an accomplishment to be chosen for an appointment to the MFR’s Recruit Training Class.
During the 16 weeks in training, recruits receive initial training in five disciplines: Firefighting, Rescue, Hazardous Material, EMT and Drive Operator. After successfully completing Recruit Training, each recruit is assigned to a fire company (either Ladder Company or Engine Company) as a Firefighter. During this time, recruits put their training to the test as a firefighter under the direction of their Fire Captain. This is where recruits receive firefighting experience and gain valuable knowledge.