The St. John Parish Fire Department offers many excellent employment opportunities to highly motivated, professional individuals who are seeking a career in the fire service that are willing to serve our community with integrity and honor.  

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The current starting salary is $31,535.00 annually. That salary is increased to $38,790.00 after the 1st year of employment. St. John Parish Firefighters work a 24/48 shift schedule, 24 hours on-duty/48 hours off-duty, with shift change occurring at 6am each day. 


  • Medical and Dental Insurance Coverage (Employee and Family) 100% Department Paid. 
  • State Firefighter Retirement Plan.
  • 18 days of paid vacation after 1 year. 
  • 10 paid holidays
  • Educational Incentives. 



  • Applicants will need to obtain a passing Entry Firefighter Civil Service Test Score to be considered for full-time employment. Information on testing can be found at the Office of State Examiner website (www.ose.louisiana.gov)
  • Once an applicant receives a valid test score from the Office of State Examiner, the applicant must complete the St. John Parish Fire Application(PDF, 138KB) . The application, along with all the required documents can be hand delivered or mailed to our office at 418 Historic West Street, Garyville LA 70051, or emailed.
  • Interviews are conducted and prospective firefighters are hired.


  • Current Entry Level Firefighter Civil Service Exam Score
  • High School Diploma or Equivalency
  • Valid Driver's License 
  • Possess No Criminal Record
  • Pass a Drug Screen
  • Pass a Medical Exam
  • Pass a Physical Ability Test


  • Firefighting experience including Firefighter I IFSAC Certification.
  • Emergency Medical Responder Certification.
  • Positive Work History

For additional information about employment with the St. John Parish Fire Department, please call our office at (985) 359-0440