Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Accepting Applications for 2024 Class of Cadets

Sioux Falls, South Dakota: Sioux Falls Fire Rescue (SFFR) is pleased to announce the application process is open for new hires to join the department in January of 2024. Firefighters at SFFR enjoy excellent pay and benefits, supportive mentorship and team connection, and opportunities for advancement into a wide range of divisions and specialties.

Sioux Falls is a great place to live, connect with friends, and raise a family. Our 12 fire stations are considered a part of the neighborhood, with over 220 members making up our nationally accredited, ISO Class 1-rated department. As one of the largest fire departments in the Upper Midwest, we are committed to the day-to-day and long-term safety of our city. In addition to fighting fires, emergency medical calls make up more than half of our emergency responses. We have several outreach and prevention programs, which include CPR classes and a Public Access Defibrillator program.

“We are much looking forward to meeting this year’s group of motivated individuals who want to bring their time and talents to serve the great city of Sioux Falls,” said Sioux Falls Fire Rescue Chief Matt McAreavey. “Each member of our team takes great pride in the mission we rise to each day: saving lives and protecting property. If you are ready for a rewarding career path filled with endless opportunities to serve the community, SFFR is ready to meet you.”

Becoming a firefighter includes an 18-week training period at the Fire Academy. Individuals do not necessarily need experience in public safety, but a want to serve the community while preparing themselves for whatever challenges lie ahead in their life and career. You can learn more about our department and the hiring process at Applications are accepted until Tuesday, May 16, 2023.

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