I am interested in becoming a firefighter... how, when, where can I apply?

Our department operates under rules of the Jonesboro Civil Service Commission. Entrance exams are given on an annual basis, usually in June or July of each year. The test is comprised of a written exam and a physical agility test. After the testing succession a list of qualified candidates is created in the order of the final scores. If a position becomes available over the course of the next 12 months a candidate is selected from the list.

State law requires that candidates must be between the ages of 18 and 34 years old to become a newly employed firefighter in Arkansas. For more information about the employment process contact the Human Resources Department at 870-933-4640.

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1. What should I do when an emergency vehicle approaches?
2. Does the Jonesboro Fire Department issue burn permits?
3. Can I burn trash on my property? Can I burn my trash in a burn barrel?
4. I need to clear some land for new construction and / or site improvement. Is it permissible to burn the trees and brush on the property being cleared?
5. Can I burn leaves in my yard?
6. What happens if the fire department is called out to my open burning?
7. I have farm land inside the city limits of Jonesboro. Is it permissible to do agricultural burning?
8. My group would like to have a bon fire at an outdoor gathering. Is that ok?
9. Does Jonesboro’s burn ordinance affect outdoor cooking?
10. I have an old building I plan to Demolish. Can I burn the rubbish materials?
11. I am interested in becoming a firefighter... how, when, where can I apply?