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Career Opportunities

Visit the Purdue University Careers website for current job postings within the Purdue University Fire Department and for information on the application process.

The basic skills and abilities required for becoming a firefighter within the Purdue University Fire Department include the following:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Basic computer skills
  • Strong commitment to customer service and use of good judgment
  • Good public relations skills
  • The physical and mental capability of performing all duties required of a firefighter/emergency medical technician
  • Must be at least 21 years old
  • Must have earned a high school diploma or GED
  • Must have a valid driver's license
  • One year experience as emergency medical technician is required. State of Indiana Paramedic License is preferred.
  • Must pass Candidate Physical Ability Test (CPAT)

Purdue is an equal access/equal opportunity/affirmative action employer fully committed to achieving a diverse workforce.